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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.