How Does Nathaniel Hawthorne Use Dramatic Irony In The Birthmark

789 Words4 Pages
“The Birthmark” was written by an author of the name Nathaniel Hawthorne. This short story is a sorts of life lesson story in which people should always be grateful for what they have. This story also has a great sense of humor that keeps the reader entertained but also informed of what is happening in the story. Nathaniel Hawthorne, an English native, created this very interesting entertaining and detailed short story that focuses on dramatic irony, imagery, and symbolism to convey its ideas of romance and science.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts (Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography). He lived a very short life from 1804 to 1864. John hathrone, Nathaniel's grandfather, was one of the three judges in the Salem witch trials. Nathaniel wanted to distant himself from his family so he
…show more content…
The birthmark on georgina is constantly referred to as the crimson hand. This Almost indicates that there will not be a happy ending. The birthmark represents Georgiana's humanity, which Hawthorne indicates is equivalent to representing her flaws. It is man's nature to be mortal and imperfect, he argues in this story. That's just what it means to be a human. Aylmer wants to rid Georgiana of her “flaws” one being the birthmark. He wants her to be perfect. In a sense he does cleanse her of all her imperfections. “In the centre of Georgiana's left cheek there was a singular mark, deeply interwoven, as it were (The Birthmark).” Deeply Interwoven shows symbolically that man's flaw can not be separated from us to make us “perfect.” The birthmark gives a sense of imperfection and creates this feeling of self doubt. It gives a theme of being content with what you have because it might not be there forever. In the story Aylmer loves his wife Georgiana but thinks she is imperfect and becomes unsatisfied with her. He tries to change the fact that she has a birthmark and ends up killing her in the

More about How Does Nathaniel Hawthorne Use Dramatic Irony In The Birthmark

Open Document