Cloud, Castle, Lake Summary
Vladimir Nabokov

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Cloud, Castle, Lake Overview

In Vladimir Nabokov's first person short story "Cloud, Castle, Lake," Russian refugee Vasili Ivanovich wins a ticket for an excursion out of Berlin and into the countryside. Though he is initially disinterested in leaving the city, he begins imagining into the trip's possibilities, and becomes convinced the journey will beget some amorphous happiness. While on the train with his group of fellow travelers, however, Vasili Ivanovich becomes the object of their ridicule and harassment. Vasili Ivanovich desperately attempts to keep his hopefulness alive despite the group's brutality. The short story explores themes including marginalization and hope. 

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