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Koroviev alias Fagot is one of the minor characters in Michael Bulgakovs book Master and Margarita Being part of Wolands band Koroviev is the superior one of the devils subordinates In the novel Moscow citizens see this character as the interpreter Bulgakov 107 and the secretary of the famous foreign artist and the specialist in black magic 15 Professor Woland Koroviev is also said to be the former regent of a church choir ex-choirmaster 48 However in reality this person is no one but a demon and a knight right hand of the devil himself Fagots main purpose function is to help Woland or whats more interesting the author himself to expose the substance of negative phenomena in human society to show it to everyone In the beginning of the novel we first meet Koroviev in form of Mikhail Alexandrovich Berliozs hallucination which he sees while sitting on the bench in the Patriarchs Ponds Park According to Mikhails first impression Koroviev was a see-through strange citizen with a jeering expression on his physiognomy 4 However when Berlioz meets him next time we see that he materializes and is not made of air 48 any more Fagot points the way to turnstile to the editor in fact showing him the way to his death So even from the first pages of the book we see Koroviev as someone who helps to execute the sentence of the devil to punish people for their sins and vices One of those people is Berlioz who is doomed to death because he presumptuously denied the existence of God and Devil There was nothing sacred for this man therefore he should be punished and Koroviev shows him the way After Berliozs death we find Koroviev sitting in the bench with the Professor and for the first time introducing himself as his interpreter Then we see Fagot together with the tomcat Behemoth and Woland running away from Ivan Nikolayevich Homeless who is
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