One of the underground man’s former schoolmates, whom he sees at Simonov’s apartment and at Zverkov’s going-away party. Ferfichkin was the underground man’s “bitterest enemy” in school, where he was a show-off. After the underground man insults Zverkov at the party, Ferfichkin threatens the underground man, and the underground man replies by challenging Ferfichkin to a duel. Ferfichkin and the other party guests find this ridiculous.
Ferfichkin Quotes in Notes from Underground
The Notes from Underground quotes below are all either spoken by Ferfichkin or refer to Ferfichkin. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the W. W. Norton & Company edition of Notes from Underground published in 2000.).
Ferfichkin Character Timeline in Notes from Underground
The timeline below shows where the character Ferfichkin appears in Notes from Underground. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 4
...them,” alluding to Zverkov’s habit of telling such stories. Everyone is upset at this, and Ferfichkin says the underground man should be “whacked in the face for saying such things.” The... (full context)