The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Maximillian Andreevich Poplavsky Character Analysis

Poplavsky is Berlioz’s uncle, who comes to Moscow from Kiev after receiving a strange telegram from his nephew informing his uncle that his funeral will soon be taking place. Poplavsky travels to Moscow more to try and acquire Berlioz’s apartment than to pay his respects, but Woland’s gang quickly intimidates him to turn back to Kiev.
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Maximillian Andreevich Poplavsky Character Timeline in The Master and Margarita

The timeline below shows where the character Maximillian Andreevich Poplavsky appears in The Master and Margarita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18. Hapless Visitors
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Berlioz’s uncle, the industrial economist Maximilian Andreevich Poplavsky, heads from his home in Kiev to Moscow, having received a perplexing telegram apparently from... (full context)
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Poplavsky heads to the management office on Sadovaya Street that looks after Berlioz’s building. There, he... (full context)
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After ringing the doorbell, Poplavsky is let in, but it’s unclear who by—all he can see is an “enormous black... (full context)
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Poplavsky asks if Koroviev had sent the telegram, sure that it could not have been Berlioz... (full context)
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Behemoth looks at the passport, insults Poplavsky and rescinds his invitation to Berlioz’s funeral. He summons Azazello, the red-headed man with the... (full context)