Frieda is a guest at Satan’s Ball. Her soul is damned because she suffocated her baby boy with her handkerchief. The child, however, was probably the result of a rape by the owner of a café that Frieda worked at. She is eternally haunted by what happened. Margarita, when offered a wish by Woland in return for hosting the ball, selflessly decides to free Frieda from her pain.
Frieda Character Timeline in The Master and Margarita
The timeline below shows where the character Frieda appears in The Master and Margarita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23. The Great Ball at Satan’s
Chapter 24. The Extraction of the Master