The Idiot Setting & Symbolism

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St. Petersburg

The city in which most of the characters live.

Pavlovsk

Most of the character have a summer house in Pavlovsk. The Prince comes here to recover from his seizure.

The hotel stairwell

This is where Rogozhin attempts to murder the Prince.

The Silver Cross

Rogozhin swaps his gold cross for the Prince's silver cross

Rogozhin's knife

Rogozhin uses his knife to attempt to kill Myskin and then to kill Natassya.

The Scandalous article

Keller writes a scandalous article about the Prince in order to extort money from him.

Rogozhin's house

The Prince and Rogozhin talk about religion, and at the end of the book Rogozhin murders Nastassya in his bedroom.

The Train Carriage

In the opening chapter the Prince meets Rogozhin in a train carriage.

The Veranda

The Prince relaxes and hold parties on his veranda in Pavlovsk.

Hippolite's Pistol

Hippolite tries to shoot himself in the head with a pistol, but he forgets to put in the caps.

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