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Study Guide for Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Birthmark including summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about The Birthmark, ask questions, and get the answers you need.
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Year Published: 1843
Type: Short Story
Perspective and Narrator:
"The Birthmark" is told by an omniscient narrator who provides access to both Aylmer's and Georgiana's thoughts. However, the narrator admits to a lack of knowledge in some instances and in other instances provides moral commentary.
"The Birthmark" is written in the past tense.
About the Title:
"The Birthmark" refers to the birthmark on the cheek of Aylmer's wife, Georgiana, the only flaw in her otherwise perfect beauty.