Symbolism in Management of Grief, Girl and Birth-mark Paper

Symbolism in Management of Grief, Girl and Birth-mark Paper

Read introduction to fiction, pages 16-20.

Read about narrator (169-73), theme (429-33), characterization (210-17), setting (282-88) and symbolism (380-85).

Then read Jamaica Kincaid’s story, “Girl” (675), Bharati Mukherjee’s “The Management of Grief” (478), and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” (385). [Please note: in the interest of time we will not be reading “Gooseberries,” “A Pair of Tickets,” or “The House Asterion.”]

Discussion #4 due, with reply, by March 31st, 11:59pm (10 points): Identify the symbolism and discuss the significance to our understanding of the story of each of the following titles: “Girl,” “The Management of Grief,” and “The Birth-Mark.”