by Nikolai Gogol
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Model Millionaire
- Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854B1900) was an Irish author and playwright who is most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. “The Model Millionaire” is a about an average man whose generosity produces an unexpected outcome.Pair “The Nose” with “The Model Millionaire” to teach students how appearance is perceived in terms of a person’s identity.
Excerpt from “The Overcoat”
- Nikolai Gogol
In this excerpt from Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Overcoat,” a man is harassed by his coworkers as he attempts to work.Pair “The Nose” with “Excerpt from The Overcoat” to provide students with another example of Nikolai Gogol’s writing. Ask students to compare the tones of the two stories. How does the author develop the vastly different tones of “The Nose” and “The Overcoat”?