Heart of a Dog - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

It is now the end of January, and there are notes posted all over the apartment reminding Sharik how to behave. Shvonder (one of the house committee members) has been spreading the rumor that Sharik is Philippovich's illegitimate son, and this must be one of the reasons Philippovich thinks he needs seven rooms. Sharik plays the balalaika (a Russian guitar) "with reckless ease." The first scene in this chapter is dinnertime,and Sharik arrives at the table wearing tight striped trousers with a torn knee, a bright blue tie with a fake ruby pin, and patent leather shoes with white spats. Philippovich is disgusted with his clothing and asks him where he got it. Sharik says that Darya got it for him. During the whole of the meal, Philippovich is impatient with Sharik. Sharik says, "You're getting too hard on me, Dad," and this sends Philippovich through...

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