What is this story trying to point out about humanity, culture, or society? Why is Gogol using satire to make those claims?

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In the satirical short story “The Nose”, by Nikolai Gogol, the author uses satire in order to make important points and observations about society, humanity and culture. By using satire, the author is able to make these points a lot more strongly. By poking fun at society and its culture through an absurd storyline, the author is able to highlight more effectively the key messages of the story.

In the story, Major Kovalyov wakes up one morning without his nose and tries to find it. The nose, however, has become a character itself, as Kovalyov finds it in town dressed in a “gold-braided uniform (…)...

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