Heart of a Dog Setting & Symbolism

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Moscow

The entire story takes place in Moscow, first on the streets and then in the apartment of Philip Philippovich Preobrazhensky.

Moscow Agricultural Industries Store

The first time Sharik encounters Philip Philippovich, Philippovich is walking out of the Moscow Agricultural Industries store with a package of sausage.

Stuffed Owl

There is a stuffed owl in Philippovich's office, and Sharik cannot tolerate the owl from the first time he sees it. When he starts to feel nervous, he rips the owl to shreds.

Dog Collar

After spending several weeks with Philip Philippovich, Sharik receives a dog collar and is taken for a walk on a leash. At first he is insulted by the collar, but then he realizes that it's an honor to wear a collar, that it means comfort and security. A dog collar to a dog is like a briefcase to a man.

Philip Philippovich's Apartment

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