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The Government Inspector Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Anna Andreyevna - Gogol describes her as still tolerably young, and a provincial coquette who displays now and then a vain disposition.

Bobchinsky - He is short, fat, inquisitive, wears short waistcoats, and speaks rapidly with an excessive amount of gesticulation.

Dobchinsky - He first sees Hlestakov at the inn and mistakes him for the government inspector.

The Governor - He is a man who has grown old in the state service and who wears an air of dignified respectability, but is by no means incorruptible.

Hlestakov - He is a...

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