Nathaniel Hawthome “the birth mark”

Focus on how the author uses the eleme and why it is important in the story. What is the effect of this? How

would the story be different if the author had made a different decision? Why is this specific element

important in the story?

Be sure to use specific examples and quotations from the story as support for your argument. Do not

summarize the plot of the story.

Be sure to focus only on the story. Do not use general statements. Your task to is show why and how the

author wrote the story. Be sure to write what is true only for the story.