Aylmer is challenged with this problem when the birthmark on his wife’s cheek starts to drive him utterly mad. Despite the fact that all of his experiments have failed, he still believes he will be able to play out the role of God and transform Georgiana’s condition into something of perfection, thus displaying the dispute with law, or God’s power. The “Moral Machine” activity demonstrates the same trial by testing one’s values with the laws proposed by the game. In total, both portray the difficulty of freedom of choice along with the underlying theme: perfection cannot be achieved on
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s shorty story “The Birthmark” coveys a message how perfections is not everything. Hawthorne tells a story of how a man who is obsessed with fixing all of failures, and will go to the ends of the earth to right his failures. The story hits on the theme of man versus the natural world, and how people will do whatever to themselves to make them look perfect. Even though people will go to great lengths to make themselves look a “perfect”, it is the imperfection that make them human. Summary “The Birthmark”, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, tells a story of a scientist named Aylmer who married a woman with a hand shaped birthmark on her face.
Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” (Vonnegut, 1961, p.1) This is, as Mahdinay (2013) put it, a manmade and unnatural form of equality achieved and maintained via governmental force. Following similar ideals of artificial identicalness, in Fahrenheit 451 Captain Beatty explains that “we must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal.
Aylmer explains to Georgiana that she “…came so nearly perfect from the hand of nature, that the slightest possible defect … shocks [him]” (220). Aylmer perceives that the world is full of imperfections in nature; including the birthmark on Georgiana’s face. Later on, in the story Aylmer is bothered by the imperfections of his experiments that he presents to Georgiana as well; showing us his desire of perfection. At the same time, however, Georgiana believes that you have to be physically beautiful to be loved. She tells Aylmer, to “either remove [the] dreadful hand, or take [her] wretched life” (223).
Francisco Villegas Dr. Richard Coronado English 2326 September 29, 2014 Perfection Is Not A Goal Worth Pursuing In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birth-Mark,” Aylmer apparently after getting married with Georgiana noticed the birthmark Georgiana had in her left cheek. Aylmer is very troubled how the birthmark resembles in Georgiana’s face. He proclaimed that it is a natural flaw that has affected her vivid human perfection. Since Aylmer is a scientist he propose to Georgiana to get rid of her birthmark once and for all. At first she angrily questions Aylmer’s proposition, but her love for him changes her thoughts and she accepts to permanently get rid of the birthmark.
With the knight's quest fulfilled, the old woman tells him of her request, that they must become husband and wife. Reluctantly the knight marries the old woman, yet he constantly complains about how old and hideous she is. Therefore, the old woman offers her husband a deal: either she can become young, beautiful, and a cheater, or she can remain old and faithful. The knight tells his wife that he wants her to choose whatever shall make herself happy, for that will make him happy as well. The old woman becomes young and beautiful, while also remaining faithful to her husband.
Juliet thinks,“My only love sprung for my only hate!/ Too early seem unknown too late/ Profigious birth of love it is to me/ that I must love a loathed enemy/” (1.5.136-143). As she says, “My only love sprung from my only hate” she explains that the only man she loves is the son of the only man she is forced to hate. She says that she saw him too early without knowing who he was and found out too late through, “Too early seen unknown, and known too late!”. Finally, when she says, “Prodigious birth of love it is to me” she is implying that she has a huge love for someone she is forced to hate. Through this Shakespeare is conveying that Juilet is so madly in love with Romeo even though his family, the Montegues, are Juilet’s family, the Capulets, greatest enemy.
The author has tried to convey to us that nobody is born great, it is the deeds of a person which make him worthy of being called great. Shiva! The Mahadev, the god of gods, destroyer of evil, passionate love, consummate dancer, charismatic leader. All powerful- yet incorruptible. All over the years, the legend of Lord Shiva has awed and charmed us and in this book the author has brought a completely different view on the life of Lord Shiva.
She wishes she had more of everything to give Bassanio: "This house, these servants and this same myself / Are yours, my lord: I give them with this ring." She willingly shares all she owns with Bassanio. Once master of her emotions, she has fallen completely under the spell of love's madness. Love is a reciprocal giving and receiving, and so it is with perfect empathy that she sends her beloved away almost immediately to try and save his friend Antonio. They will be married, but their love will not be consummated until his friend is saved, if possible.
Dandekar is a self-possessed government servant. His wife Sarojini is a home maker who definitely considers that all her physical and psychological anguishes can be alleviated by the saints whom she adore as Gods. She usually and also furtively visits the temple to convene a false saint which insists her husband to suspect her conduct. When he finds out the fact he officially takes steps to quit the saint from the temple. He also assists his wife to comprehend that science and medicine can heal her disease.