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Heart of a Dog Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Philip Philippovich Preobrezhensky

Philip Philippovich Prebrezhensky is a highly acclaimed middle-aged doctor living in Moscow. He is much in demand, and his office is always full of patients, many of whom have socially unacceptable problems and trust him implicitly. Also living in his seven-room apartment are Dr. Ivan Arnoldovich Bormenthal, a maid named Zina, and his cook Darya. Philippovich has been experimenting with the idea of creating human life, and he thinks he can do this by transplanting the pituitary gland and seminal vesicles of a deceased human into a dog.

Philippovich finds a stray dog, Sharik, and brings him to the apartment to improve the dog's health and prepare him for the surgery. His surgery is successful, and the dog begins to take on a human form. Philippovich, always ambitious and confident, begins to lose confidence as Sharikov escapes his control in everything from behavioral issues to childlike...

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