Heart of a Dog - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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From the moment he wakes up, Sharik has a dreadful premonition. Zina takes him for a walk, and Philippovich stays at his desk, looking at medical pictures. The phone rings, and Philippovich gets increasingly excited as he talks on the phone. Dr. Bormenthal arrives with an "evil-smelling" suitcase, and Sharik doesn't like all the commotion in the house. Dr. Bormenthal announces that someone died three hours ago, and Philippovich gives Darya orders to admit no one and to take phone messages. He also gives orders that Sharik is not to eat anything, and furthermore, he is to be locked up. They lock him in the bathroom and he howls and feels very afraid.

Then Zina leads him into the examination room where Sharik remembers biting Dr. Bormenthal. Bright lights are on in the examination room, and Sharik describes Philippovich as a priest and the godhead. Sharik doesn't...

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