Notes from Underground

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Simonov Character Analysis

One of the underground man’s former schoolmates, whose apartment he visits one night when he feels lonely. Simonov, Ferfichkin, and Trudolyubov are planning a going-away party for Zverkov, and the underground man invites himself to the party. Simonov is reluctant to let the underground man come, as the underground man owes him money. After the party, the underground man shamefully begs Simonov for more money, so that he can go with everyone else to the brothel.
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Simonov Character Timeline in Notes from Underground

The timeline below shows where the character Simonov appears in Notes from Underground. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 2
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The underground man describes another acquaintance, a former schoolmate named Simonov. He absolutely hated school, but still knows of a few former schoolmates, including Simonov. One... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 3
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The underground man enters Simonov’s apartment. Some other former schoolmates are also there, but no one seems to notice him,... (full context)
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One of Simonov’s guests at his apartment is Ferfichkin, who had been the underground man’s “bitterest enemy” in... (full context)
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Simonov and the others reluctantly agree to let the underground man come to their party and... (full context)
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The underground man leaves Simonov and berates himself for interfering with the party. He is angry with himself and thinks... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4
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...he sits for an hour, waiting, while a waiter sets the table. At last, Zverkov, Simonov, and the others arrive. Simonov apologizes for forgetting to tell the underground man that they... (full context)
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...there as if spat on.” He decides to go with them to the brothel, grabs Simonov by his coat, and demands that he lend him some money for the occasion. He... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5
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...snowing outside as the underground man finally arrives at the brothel. He goes inside, but Simonov and the others have already left. The underground man walks around the room, talking to... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 8
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...night. He decides that he must “rescue at all costs” his reputation with Zverkov and Simonov. He borrows money from Anton Antonych so that he can pay back Simonov and tells... (full context)
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Back home, the underground man writes a letter to Simonov, asking for his forgiveness and saying that he was extremely intoxicated the night before. The... (full context)