The Master and Margarita. Mikhail Bulgakov. Translated from the russian by Michael Glenny. Published by Collins and Harvill Press,. London, From the . PDF PREPARATION AND TYPESETTING 29 The Fate of the Master and Margarita is Decided Mikhail Bulgakov – Master and Margarita. THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Mikhail Bulgakov Translated and with Notes by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Penguin B.

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Visibility Others can see my Clipboard. In this regime of power, the subject is punished corporally and symbolically. Miller argues that the modern, liberal subject position is consonant with, and potentially engendered by, the devices of realist fiction. Miller further contrasts the narrative quality of modern discipline with its Foucauldian opposite: the moment of corporal punishment.

The removal of a hand for theft symbolizes a temporal collapse which subsumes the act of the crime and its punishment into a single moment.

In a world of transcendent knowledge there is no need for plotting, rationalization, or scientific observation. The subject is profoundly known, and thus judged and punished instantaneously. This leaves us to ask: what kind of narrative corresponds with a Christian, traditional subjectivity?

A closer look at the narrative structure of The Master and Margarita will hopefully allow us to answer this question. Miller, The Novel and the Police Berkeley, , 22— Alan Sheridan New York, , 32— Merrill In the remainder of this article I will discuss first how the Moscow chapters evoke a traditional, Christian subject position and then turn to show that the Jerusalem chapters presuppose a secular, modern subject. In the world of the Moscow narrative, I argue, knowledge is transcendent and omnitemporal, humans are treated as passive objects devoid of free will, and punishment is corporal and symbolic.

In Jerusalem, on the other hand, knowledge is limited and based on empirical observation, humans are fundamentally autonomous and self-determining agents, and punishment is meant to reform the subject through incarceration. John is an important subtext for The Master and Margarita.

In addition to this abundance of apocalyptic imagery, the conception of time operative in the Moscow chapters is eschatological. Moscow is depicted at the End of Time, and the narrative allows for a concomitant omnitemporal knowledge. It is important however, that although the Moscow narrative assumes this knowledge exists, the voices that narrate these chapters are not themselves privy to its transcendent content. Within this hierarchy, the skaz narrator could be said to be nested within the purview of the more enlightened Moscow narrator.

The Moscow narrator is also superior to the skaz voice by virtue of his cumulative, more complete knowledge of the events which take place in Moscow. He is not, however, in my analysis, the implied author of the novel as a whole, since I do not see that he is the narrator or implied author of the Jerusalem text. His subject position, as I will demonstrate, is fundamentally in conflict with that which shapes the latter.

Critics have pointed out that The Master and Margarita contains a system of values according to which some characters and opinions are satirized and others appear to be held in the most solemn respect. The hierarchical relationship between the skaz and Moscow narrators is established not only by their attitudes toward the supernatural, but also by how much each knows about the retinue.

The skaz narrator, who rejects the irrational, is limited to describing fantastic events as if he were a bystander. When a member of the gang enters the scene, the troublemaker is described according to his external appearance and his role at the given moment in the plot.

The chapters dedicated to the master and Margarita plot are 11, 13, 19—24, and 29— Merrill follow him. This situation recurs. The Moscow narrator knows quantitatively more than the skaz narrator about what happens in Moscow, but the limits on his omniscience are essentially the same.

He is also barred access to the minds of Woland and his retinue and knows only what is focalized through the mortals.

In a scene with Woland, the master, and Margarita, the lovers retreat to briefly consult with each other in private. I whispered the most tempting thing to him.

And he refused. The Master and Margarita thus presents the reader with an unusual 20 Ibid. Eridano Bazzarelli and Jitka Kresalkova Milan, , If we were to diagram the hierarchy of knowledge I have described, it might resemble an inverted cone. At the top of the diagram, Woland knows all that the Moscow narrator does, and more. His characterization suggests that he is a type of panoptic guardian, who sees all but cannot himself be seen by those who fall under his gaze.

The right one with a golden spark at its bottom, drilling anyone to the bottom of his soul, and the left one empty and black, like the narrow eye of a needle, like the entrance to the bottomless well of all darkness and shadow.

Merrill the covetous women are even physically exposed. Although he is a fictional creation, the narrator appears to truly believe that Woland possesses or stands in for an inaccessible, awe-inspiring knowledge of the past, present, and future.

The fictional denizens of this world are in essence pre-modern, passive subjects. They lack free will, and their behavior is propelled by reactions to external stimuli rather than by self-determination. Within the Moscow chapters, the human subject is fundamentally a material rather than psychological being: characters are like marionettes manipulated by powers beyond their control.

As we have seen, the Moscow narrator believes in the existence of this type of knowledge and attributes it to Woland.

The Moscow narrative aspires to the latter. This is suggested by the predominance of static, visual imagery in the depiction of character.

The narrative allows us to know the Moscow characters in a manner akin to the removing of an outer shell; omniscience strips away the exterior to reveal a hidden inner essence.

They possess a supernatural vision which gives them the ability to see inside the mortals. One such display occurs after the Satanic Ball. Anyone can hit an uncovered object! That this applies to the mind as well is illustrated when a gatekeeper at the Literary Club asks Koroviev and Behemoth for their identification cards. How do you know what plots are swarming in my head? Or in this head? Generally speaking, the skaz narrator depicts interiority as a series of verbalized reactions to external events.

Significantly, these words are frequently shown to originate outside the character himself.

While these examples are all from the parodic, slapstick level of the Moscow narrative, the fact remains that within this world characters are depicted as material bodies whose outer layers can be abruptly stripped away by an essentializing omniscience.

This type of omniscience can be read as a parody of the discourse of the Great Purges.

Merrill the human subject was understood in increasingly essentialized terms. If the Purges were understood as a Final Judgment, then the scrutiny of an individual was a matter of looking into his or her very essence as it could be grasped in a moment of reckoning outside of time.

The pressure to reveal the true essence of a subject could result in fantasies of a superhuman vision which would scientifically guarantee the validity of this mode of judgment.

Look at his lenten physiognomy, and compare it with those resounding verses he wrote for the First of May.

But if you could look inside him and see what he thinks vy zaglianite k nemu vnutr' — chto on tam dumaet The often humorous depiction of acts of unmasking in the Moscow chapters is inextricably linked to the more serious matter of judgment and punishment.

The epistemology of the Moscow chapters not only allows characters to be unmasked, but also for them to be summarily corporally punished. Once a character is exposed in this world, he is known in his full essence and it is the body that bears punishment.

Unmasked by the skaz narrator or the retinue, the denizens of Moscow are revealed to be petty, greedy, and vindictive. These failings are then frequently punished by Woland and his suite through physical violence.

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The language and imagery of the Moscow narrator are more subtle. His characters—the master, Margarita, and Ivan Bezdomnyi—are not abruptly unmasked in the way that many of the minor characters are.

Using metaphor rather than a comic literalization, the Moscow narrator provides a more appealing avenue for the reader to imaginatively enter into the position of the traditional subject. Each of these characters undergoes a profound mental transformation, although not as a result of autonomous, personal evolution. Before drinking the wine he dismisses Azazello as a hallucination, but afterwards 47 Ibid.

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Their interiorities are more developed, but they still ultimately lack autonomy. Berlioz, Likhodeev, and Bosoi are all stuck with needles—in the heart, brain, and soul, respectively—while Margarita has a needle pulled out of her brain. The image of the needle concludes both the final chapter of the novel as well as the epilogue.Her spiritual union with the Master is also a sexual one.

His widow, Yelena Shilovskaya, worked tirelessly after his death for decades, preserving his manuscript and finally seeing it published, in a censored version, in and In the final letter, dated March 28, , Bulgakov movingly describes his ordeal, arguing that his duty as a writer is to defend artistic freedom, and pleading that being silenced is tantamount to death.

His characterization suggests that he is a type of panoptic guardian, who sees all but cannot himself be seen by those who fall under his gaze.

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English ISBN No Downloads. The woman had been raped and killed her resulting infant. He rescues the Master from his exile in the asylum and ultimately grants him and Margarita a destiny of peace and rest together. In the middle of the Great Depression and Stalinist repression, Bullitt had instructed his staff to create an event that would surpass every other Embassy party in Moscow's history.

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