The Overcoat | Study Guide

Nikolai Gogol

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Overview

Author

Nikolai Gogol

Year Published

1842

Type

Short Story

Genre

Comedy, Horror, Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

"The Overcoat" is told in the third person by a narrator who is removed from the story's action.

Tense

"The Overcoat" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

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.

Summary

This study guide for Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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