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The Nose

The Nose

by Nikolai Gogol

Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

The Nose

We have to admit, the nose sounds like quite a dashing figure, and there's something to be said for wanting him to succeed in forming a separate identity from the basically useless Kovalev. Still, he's our protagonist's nemesis, which makes him our antagonist.


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