The Question and Answer section for The Overcoat is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Three symbols in the text are the overcoat, the picture in the shop window, and the name, Akaky Akakievich.
Akakiy was walking home from a birthday celebration at a local tavern.
This sounds like a multiple choice question, "Which of the following traits?"
What choices were you given?