Karolina Pavlova’s Double life


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Who talks and who gets talked about?

Cecilija Cecilija’s muse Dmitrij Ivačinskij Iličev Nadežda Ivanovna Natalija Valickaja Olga Poet Prince Prince Viktor Princess Anna Sergeevna Sergej Vera Vladimirovna blonde young woman female servant first voice folk male servant society man society people society woman young dandy young man young men young woman young woman young men young man wife society woman society people society man pre-Muse newlyweds mother husband god folk daughter bride blonde young woman Vera Vladimirovna Stentsova Stentsov Sofia Sergej Princess Anna Sergeevna Prince Viktor Prince Poet Olga Natalija Valickaja Nadežda Ivanovna Lord Granville Iličev Dmitrij Ivačinskij Chardet Cecilija’s muse Cecilija’s great aunt Cecilija 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 1 0 0 2 6 0 25 0 44 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 22 0 67 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 20 0 0 2 41 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 57 2 2 0 0 42 10 0 0 10 91 6 0 0 35 0 0 7 23 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 25 8 0 5 1 6 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 25 0 0 0 0 46 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 4 2 0 0 0 11 6 1 0 3 0 0 79 10 6 2 7 8 2 2 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

This diagram above shows how much characters in Double life speak about one another, and thus how much they are spoken about. The horizontal axis lists the speakers; the vertical axis lists persons spoken about, but only if they’re spoken about more than twice. The size of the circle reflects how many times the spoken-about person is mentioned by the speaker. You can see who’s a chatterbox by looking along the verticals, and you can see who’s a person of interest by looking along the horizontals.

At the moment our analysis conflates speech in the first person (I don’t know or I want some tea) with speech about the self (I’m the kind of person who loves drinking tea), and this may be justified, since even I want some tea reflects a certain agency. Characters who may seem in this diagram to talk a lot about themselves may instead be simply speaking a lot, in which case they are likely to use first person verbs and pronouns along with other speech elements. To see the exact number of speeches, mouse over the circle and in a moment the number will appear