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by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Book One

The Master and Margarita takes place in two worlds: Moscow, between Wednesday night and the following Saturday night, and Pilate's world, 2000 years before in Yershayalim, during Passover. The novel begins on a Wednesday night in Moscow at Patriarch's Ponds, where Mikhail Alexandrovich Berlioz and Ivan Nikolaevich Ponyrev have a mysterious encounter with Professor Woland, who is the devil. He challenges their atheism with a story, which is the reader's first introduction to Pilate's world. Pilate is questioning Yesha Ha-Nozri; though he does not want to condemn Yeshua, he realizes he must after he asks Yeshua about his conversation with Yehudah of Kerioth. Yehudah had betrayed him in front of state authority. After being pressured…

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Posted By tausir k #369155 at Apr 27, 2014 4:53 PM

Write specific answers to the following questions about Woland and his legacy in Moscow:

Write specific answers to the following questions about Woland and his legacy in Moscow:
1) What evil has Woland and his gang done, justified or unjustified? (Give a body count –fatalities and victims - if you wish)
2) Has he done any good (other than conducting the Master and Margarita to eternal peace)?
3) Do you feel sympathy for Woland, why/why not?
4) Which of the several embodiments of the Devil you have met in this course would you like to hang out with and why?

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Posted By tausir k #369155 at Apr 27, 2014 4:57 PM

The Master is an inmate of an insane asylum when we first meet him. He is incurably insane. In chapter 13 (NB the unlucky number!) he narrates the tragedy of his former life, his “lost” love, and most of all, the fate of his book. Read this chapter

The Master is an inmate of an insane asylum when we first meet him. He is incurably insane. In chapter 13 (NB the unlucky number!) he narrates the tragedy of his former life, his “lost” love, and most of all, the fate of his book. Read this chapter carefully and make a detailed list of ALL the aspects of the Master’s story as he tells it that recall and/or allude to the story of Faust in Goethe and Gounod.

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Posted By tausir k #369155 at Apr 27, 2014 4:56 PM

The Master is an inmate of an insane asylum when we first meet him. He is incurably insane. In chapter 13 (NB the unlucky number!) he narrates the tragedy of his former life, his “lost” love, and most of all, the fate of his book. Read this chapter

The Master is an inmate of an insane asylum when we first meet him. He is incurably insane. In chapter 13 (NB the unlucky number!) he narrates the tragedy of his former life, his “lost” love, and most of all, the fate of his book. Read this chapter carefully and make a detailed list of ALL the aspects of the Master’s story as he tells it that recall and/or allude to the story of Faust in Goethe and Gounod.

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