An Analysis of “The Birthmark” by Hawthorne

Develop an analysis of the short story “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Discuss the use of first-person narration in one of the stories we read in class. What is the significance of the narrator in the message of the story? Choose a character from the story and explore the elements of the character that we have discussed. How does the character’s status affect his or her actions? Discuss the significance of the setting. How does the setting help to emphasize the growth of the characters and/or the development of the author’s message? Discuss the use of symbolism or figurative language in this story. How do the use of symbols and figurative language reinforce the author’s message?