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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.

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