Notes from the Underground Topics for Discussion

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What are some of the characteristics of the writer? What do these say about him?

What or where is the underground? Why do you take this stand? If it is not a physical place, is it possible for others to also be in the underground?

Why does the author seek out companionship if he's not truly friends with any of these people? What do others seem to think of the writer?

Who is Liza? How do they meet? What is the author's reaction to her? What is her reaction to the author? When he admits that he knows she loves him, why doesn't he seek her out?

Who is the officer? Why is the encounter with this man so important to the writer? What importance does it hold for the officer?

Describe the letter the author sends to Simonov after the disastrous farewell dinner party. What does the author say about the letter?

What is the relationship between the author and Apollon? Why does the author continue to pay him when he claims the servant is insolent and rude?

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