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The Nose

The Nose

by Nikolai Gogol

The Nose: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Why is Kovalev is scared to talk to the nose?The idea of a talking nose just freaks him out.
2. Who immediately identifies the nose by looking at it?The barber
3. What's off about the way the whole nose-off-the-face thing is presented?No one who sees the nose freaks out.
4. What does Kovalev's paranoia make him suspect?That the police are onto him.
5. Why can't Kovalev flirt with the ladies after the nose goes?He is too deeply in love with Mademoiselle Podtochina.

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