This article will contribute to the current debate about eugenics through an analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark.” This will concern the story’s theme and character development, as well the period in which it was written. Of particular interest will be main character’s fixation on the correction of disability in the seemingly isolated world in which he lives. Also relevant is the research of Napier and Garland-Thomson and the literature on disabilities.
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Papa, Eve. "Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” as an Introduction to the Modern Debate of Eugenics." Sacred Heart University Scholar, vol. 2, no.1, 2018, https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/shuscholar/vol2/iss1/2