Introduction and individual power is unnamed narrator

Introduction (point/theme/topic/idea)
A. “Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver is based on how one’s jealousy can lead to further consequences as a result of being egocentric. In comparison, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Birth-Mark,” also had a an underlying condition where the unnamed narrator ended up killing his wife because of his selfish actions.
B. Thesis: “Cathedral,” by Carver and “The Birth-Mark,” provide examples of how being
self-absorbed, egotistical, and narcissistic can cause an individual to engage in
scandalous behavior.
Body Paragraph
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Birth-Mark’s,” characters were Aylmer (husband) and wife (Georgiana). The implied claim on the subject of knowledge and individual power is unnamed narrator is obsessed with power and status and he would go to any extreme to succeed at achieving flawlessness. Hawthorne’ story claim is presented utilizing Pathos that was very persuading throughout the story.
A. Topic Sentence: Hawthorne’s clever use of words help develop vivid pictures of how
self-serving Aylmer really is in achieving complete divine control.
1. Supporting details: What quotes and paraphrases from the literary piece will you use to support your points? Be sure to elaborate upon them! The quotes and paraphrases from Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark,” that I will use that contribute to evidence of narcissistic behavior are: “But seeing her otherwise so perfect, he found this one defect grow more and more intolerable, with every moment of their united lives.” “Dearest Georgiana, I have spent much thought upon the subject,” hastily interrupted Aylmer—”I am convinced of the perfect practicability of its removal.” Yet, had Aylmer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness, which would have woven his mortal life of the self-same texture with the celestial.” In Hawthorne’s short story, Aylmer constantly dwelled on the fact that he is a religious man and an excellent scientist. Ethos credibility and Pathos of emotion are included in the short story to move the reader toward acceptance of the claim. For example, “The momentary circumstance was too strong for him; he failed to look beyond the shadowy scope of Time, and living once for all in Eternity, to find the perfect Future in the present.”

III. Body Paragraph
The unnamed narrator uses the third person to bring the words to life and allow the reader to connect with the emotions of the characters. The short story is sprinkled with rhetoric and descriptive words that clearly provide support to the claim that even if the ultimate goal ends up taking Georgiana’s life, it was still worth a try to to achieve perfection and attain Aylmer’s ultimate goal of having a flawlessness wife. Hawthorne’s, “The Birth-Mark,” makes me think of those people like Michael Jackson that had everything, but was not satisfied with the way he looked. He ultimately had so many surgeries that they ended up being botched and damaged his nose to the point he had to wear a prosthetic nose. Joan Rivers also had many surgeries to her face to the point she didn’t look very good either, all in an effort to remove her flaws. As I connect to the literature it speaks to me. I begin saying to myself, it is better to be happy with the way you are and don’t let someone else break down your self esteem to build up their egotistical self. The symbolism that Hawthorne provided by Georgiana dying is a good example. I’d rather be alive with a birthmark, than to be dead like Georgiana, Michael Jackson, and Joan Rivers. I would figure out how to make my birthmark a beauty mark, instead of an affliction.

A. Topic Sentence:The main point in this paragraph is everyone has flaws and that is what makes us all unique. In a world where technology and science can alter a person in any way they choose, including cloning a person it is important to have a sensible outlook about one’s self.
1. Supporting details: Upon reflection, I might defend the work’s claim because Aylmer was consumed by his wife’s birthmark. For example, “… this slightest possible defect – which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty – shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection.” Aylmer was so arrogant that he thought that he could remove his wife’s birthmark and make her perfect in his eyes. I don’t believe in his heart he really wanted to kill her in the process. For example, “By Heaven, it is well nigh gone!” “I can scarcely trace it now.” “Success!” “You are perfect!” I think, the fact Georgiana could die in the process of removing the birthmark, in the back of Aylmer’s mind he knew he couldn’t continue living with a woman with the offending birthmark and it was a risk he had to take.

IV. Body Paragraph
“Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver has a Identify the short story/poem’s characters and claim. Discuss how the story/poem’s claim is presented (consider the works’ use of evidence and rhetorical appeals (pathos, logos, and ethos) that helped you decide on the claim.
A. Topic Sentence: What is the main point of this paragraph? That should be your topic
Sentence.
1. Supporting details: What quotes and paraphrases from the literary piece will you use to support your points? Be sure to elaborate upon them!
V. Body Paragraph
Fourth body paragraph still focus on your second literary piece: Discuss how one of the literary terms (from the Literary Terms document on Canvas: Pages works in the short story/poem (continued analysis). Discuss what the short story/poem says to you (connect yourself with the literature).

A. Topic Sentence: What is the main point of this paragraph? That should be your topic
Sentence.

1. Supporting details: What quotes and paraphrases from the literary piece will you use to support your points? Be sure to elaborate upon them!

VI. Conclusion
A. Sum up what you have already discussed:
PART THREE: CITATIONS
1. State the two quotes and one paraphrase that you will use from one of your chosen literary selections to help support your discussion of the story/poem/essay: (Use proper MLA format and punctuation!)

2. State the two quotes and one paraphrase that you will use from your second literary selection to help support your discussion of the story/poem/essay: (Use proper MLA format and