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Comedy, Horror, Tragedy
"The Overcoat" is told in the third person by a narrator who is removed from the story's action.
"The Overcoat" is narrated in the past tense.
The plot of "The Overcoat" revolves around the main character's struggle to get a new overcoat, or cloak, for the cold Russian winter. The overcoat is the story's dominant symbol, representing status and security.
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