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The Birthmark

The Birthmark

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Birthmark: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. When Hawthorne wrote this story, what was the view of science?Scientific method was glorified
2. To be human is necessarily to beFlawed
3. What is the personified creator of all things?Pygmalion
4. Hawthorne views obsession asAmerican
5. Aylmer loves his wife as long as he can make herPretty

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