The Birth Mark Point Of View Analysis

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Angel Zuleta Intro to Literature The Birth Mark 1. How does the narrator feel about the protagonist? List two details and explain how those details support your own opinion. I believe the narrator views Aylmer as a very smart scientist but also as an ignorant man. I believe the narrator believes he is smart because the way he introduced Aylmer as “A man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy.” I believe he feels Alymer is ignorant in trying to change nature with the use of science. The narrator states “Alymer had long laid aside in unwilling recognition of the truth-against which all seekers sooner or later stumble- that our great creative Mother, while she amuses us with apparently working in the broadcast sunshine, is yet severely careful to keep her secretes, and, in spite of her pretended openness, shows us nothing but results. She permits us, indeed, to mar, but seldom to mend, and in not account to make.” This tells me that the narrator believes Aylmer was ignorant for thinking he could change something that was meant to be by using science. So even though science permits humans to change things in life some things are just meant to be and mortal men can not change that. 2.…show more content…
What point of view is used to tell the story? 3rd Person point of view. 3. What is the major symbol used in the story and what does it symbolize? List two details and explain how those details support your opinion. The birthmark symbolizes life and the imperfections of Mother Nature. “It was the fatal flaw of humanity which nature, in one shape or another, stamps in effaceable on all her productions, either to imply that they are temporary & finite or that their perfection must be wrought by toil & pain. 4. What is the occupation if the protagonist?
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