Heart of a Dog - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Philippovich, Bormenthal, and Sharikov are sitting at the dinner table. Bormenthal corrects Sharikov's behavior continually, and Sharikov insults them for their bourgeois behavior. Philippovich mentions to Bormenthal that this is not Sharik talking; it's Klim. Bormenthal is surprised by this theory. They talk of what to do in the evening. Sharikov wants to go to the circus; he thinks the theater is boring. Philippovich suggests he read something. He says he has read something by a German about taking everything and dividing it up.

Bormenthal and Philippovich gang up on Sharikov, and he soon becomes confused and overwhelmed by their arguments. Sharikov vehemently defends Shvonder, the head of the house committee. The meal ends in silence after Philippovich asks Zina to throw Sharikov's library book into the fire. Philippovich asks Bormenthal to take Sharikov to the circus, as long as there are no cats on the program...

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