The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Natasha is Margarita’s devoted housemaid. When Margarita turns into a witch and leaves her old life behind, Natasha uses Azazello’s cream to become a witch herself. She then rides a hog—actually the neighbor Nikolai Ivanovich—and reconvenes with Margarita. At the end of the novel, she begs to be allowed to remain as a witch, a request which is granted.
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Natasha Character Timeline in The Master and Margarita

The timeline below shows where the character Natasha appears in The Master and Margarita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19. Margarita
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...go for a walk. On her way out, she has a discussion with her housemaid, Natasha, who tells her gossip she’s heard about yesterday’s unbelievable goings-on at the Variety theater. (full context)
Chapter 20. Azazello’s Cream
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Natasha comes in, astonished at Margarita’s changed appearance. “It’s the cream!” exclaims Margarita. Natasha hugs Margarita,... (full context)
Chapter 21. Flight
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...Suddenly she is overtaken by something which seems to make the sound a “woman’s guffaw”—it’s Natasha. (full context)
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Natasha is riding a “fat hog” which is clutching a briefcase. She shouts through the air:... (full context)
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...fly over the forest down below, Margarita promises to do whatever she can to help Natasha stay as a witch. Margarita lands near a secluded river and takes a swim. A... (full context)
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...naked witches, and a goat-legged creature who gives her champagne. This creature informs her that Natasha is on her way to Moscow to “warn them that Margarita would soon arrive and... (full context)
Chapter 22. By Candlelight
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...asks if he can take his glasses off, which Woland says is impossible. Just then, Natasha arrives with “her hog.” Woland agrees to let them stay but insists that the hog—Nikolai... (full context)
Chapter 23. The Great Ball at Satan’s
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...transported back to the room in which she had prepared for the ball. Hella and Natasha massage her with blood, reviving her. Koroviev appears, reminding “Queen Margot” to fly around the... (full context)
Chapter 24. The Extraction of the Master
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Woland asks Margarita what she would like to do with Natasha. Natasha comes in and begs to remain a witch; Woland grants her requests and she... (full context)
Chapter 27. The End of Apartment no. 50
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...“Satan’s ball.” He tells them about what happened to him—becoming a hog, being flown by Natasha, going to “hell and beyond”—but leaves out that he had propositioned Natasha and requests that... (full context)
Chapter 30. It’s Time! It’s Time!
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...husband’s return. She has a heart attack and falls to the floor, calling out for Natasha. “Everything’s in order,” says Azazello. (full context)
Epilogue
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...Ivanovich Bosoy—who stares at the moon longingly, regretting his decision not to fly off with Natasha forever. (full context)