The Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Diary from The Diary of a Madman

The diary in The Diary of a Madman reveals the quickly diminishing sanity on the part of the narrator.

Letters from The Diary of a Madman

The narrator in The Diary of a Madman steals letters that he believes one dog wrote to another. The narrator hopes to learn the true feelings of his beloved in the letters.

Church from The Viy

The body of the young woman is taken to a church that was clearly abandoned years before. It is here that Thomas Brutus must read prayers over her for three nights. It is also here where the Viy comes and kills Thomas.

Fish from The Viy

Thomas steals a fish from one of his companions who in turn had stolen the fish from a witch. This is the reason the witch attempts to punish Thomas.

The Portrait from The Mysterious Portrait

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