Mustaches In The Overcoat

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In the final paragraph of "The Overcoat", the ghost that has been stealing overcoats from people is confronted by a watchman, and he seemed to be purposely confusing. One may view it as the ghost of poor Akaky, that is now haunting the unjust society that allows the victimization and bullying of the weak and the poor by the higher class that is strong and mighty. The way the ghost is described in this paragraph is " this apparition, however, was considerably taller and adorned with immense mustaches, and directing its steps apparently toward Obukhov Bridge, vanished into the darkness of the night" (Gogol, pp782). The apparition wore huge mustaches, was a symbol of the people that took Akaky overcoat in the first place, and this suggests that
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