Ayler's Beauty In The Hawthorn, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Hawthorn links Georgiana’s beauty not only to nature but also to a spiritual realm. Aylmer in his dream sees that this birthmark is an issue of the heart and in playing God takes spiritual matters into his own hand. Aylmer took part in correcting her beauty because he thought also this physical change would allow for a spiritual change to occur, that she would live longer this birthmark would no longer kill her; that her heart would be made clean of this imperfection; but mostly that this change would make her beautiful inside and out again (Keetley, 5). Aylmer thought beauty was only fixable by the physical however. He mistakes all of her physical beauty malfunctions for spiritual level of issues (Rosenberg, 2). He thinks that her heart is

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