You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Nose by Nikolai Gogol


1. What does Ivan Yakovlevich do for a living? 
-He is a barber.

2. What does Ivan find in a loaf of bread? 
-A nose.

3. How does his wife respond to Ivan's discovery? 
-She was surprised and asked him Ivan whose nose he had cut off. She began to blame him and said that it was one of his customer’s nose.

4. What does Ivan set out to accomplish?
-He want to get rid of the nose as soon as possible.

5. When Ivan tosses the "package" in the river, for a brief moment he is happy; then he is arrested. What does this scene suggest about the role of happiness in Ivan's life/community/society? 
-The moment of happiness represents the relief in Ivan. It lets the reader know that like any other human being Ivan is preoccupied on what other people would think of him if he did something wrong (like having someone else’s nose). The nose is a conflict, and getting rid of the conflict is what Ivan wanted.

6. Where does the title object belong, and how does it finally get there?   
-The nose belongs on the Majors face, and it finally gets there when the police finds it and returns it to him.                                                                                                                                                

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