Study Guide

The Nose Characters

By Nikolai Gogol

Collegiate Assessor Kovalev

Do you like how we gave Kovalev his title? Yeah, he'd like that, too. A civil servant of middling...

The Nose

Admit it: noses are hilarious. They're probably the weirdest of any of our facial features...

Ivan Yakovlevitch, the Barber

Does the barber even feel like a character that belongs in this story? Sure, his little domestic...

Newspaper Advertising Clerk

Let's hear it for freedom of the press: the clerk is probably the most sensible guy in the whole...

Madame Podtochina

Ok, she's really more of a plot point than an actual character in the story. The mom of the girl...