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The Nose

The Nose


by Nikolai Gogol

The Nose: Symbols True or False

1. The nose has been read as a stand-in for what? -> Kovalev's penis
2. Who has the most flawless snuff box technique in the story? -> The newspaper ad clerk
3. Which decorative item does Kovalev run out and buy when his ordeal is over? -> A ribbon of an order
4. Why does the newspaper ad clerk's attempt to comfort Kovalev go awry? -> Super paranoid Kovalev takes everything everyone says as an insult.
5. What does Kovalev promise to do if the nose sticks back on his face? -> Use makeup to hide any scars from the re-attachment.