(147) At the end of the story, Aylmer accomplishes the surgical procedure of removing the birth mark; however, it killed his wife in the process. Hawthorne uses The Birth Mark as a lesson to be learned that everyone cannot be perfect. Georgiana represents the closest state to perfection that someone can get in this world; although, Aylmer is not satisfied with that. Howard states, “Aylmer feels that the mark may render him unnecessary to Georgiana. (135) He wishes that Georgiana could be absolutely perfect in every way, but little does he know that a perfect person cannot live in an imperfect world.
It develops in Aylmer’s mind until the good sight of gorgeous Georgiana fade. Aylmer does not seem integrally evil at the beginning of the story; he is described as a brilliant scientist, and it is palpable he loves his wife. A couple days after he married her he becomes the antagonist of the story. In this circumstance he begins to forget how beautiful Georgiana is and instead only focuses on her birthmark. His constant undermining of her self-image is pure evil camouflaged as loving criticism.
Hermia is one of many important lead roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and is the center of a “love square” between herself, Lysander, Demetrius, and Helena. Hermia is selfish and will sacrifice her family, morals, and reputation in her seemingly all-consuming love for Lysander. Her extreme loyalty to her lover is displayed when they run away to the magic forest to be married, and although they do in the end, Hermia sacrifices much of her emotional health in her submissive following of Lysander. Hermia’s devotion and trust of Lysander is displayed when her point of view differs from the reader. This is because the reader knows that Lysander has left Hermia for Helena, but Hermia still believes he loves her.
She does this to take Elizabeth's place in John Proctor's life. Second, he proves his love and caringness to Elizabeth in Act III when defending her firing of Abigail Williams. He states to Danforth, ¨I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name- you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent, except she knew a whore when she saw one!” (189).
Liesel’s foster parents, Rose and Hans Hubermann, are complete opposites. Rose has a bit of a bad temper and can be demanding at times, while Hans is very admirable and sympathetic, but both of them still love Liesel. The narrator of the novel, Death, says; ¨She possessed the unique ability to aggravate almost anyone she ever met. But she did love Liesel Meminger. Her way of showing it just happened to be strange.
“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
Due to her conforming nature she agrees with her husband’s disgust of the birthmark and his plan of removal. In “The Birthmark”, Georgiana was witnessed, eagerly drinking the potion made by her husband to rid her of the birthmark (Hawthorne 9). If Georgiana had been more assertive against the judgement of her husband she may have saved herself. This describes Georgiana’s last moments, “As the last crimson tint of the birthmark-- that sole token of human imperfection--faded from her cheek, the parting breath of the now perfect woman passed into the atmosphere…” (Hawthorne 10). Demonstration of each of their responsibilities is expressed.
“She did deceive her father, marrying you, And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks, She loved them most.”(3,3,211-213) Iago talks down about Desdemona for not following her father’s commands. Therefore Iago uses that as a reason for Othello to not completely trust Desdemona. “Be as your fancies teach you. Whate'er you be, I am obedient.” (3,3,89) Desdemona accepts the fact that she is obedient to her husband. He can do whatever he wants without questions being asked.
Aylmer is consumed with a pursuit of perfection in his scientific studies and also in nature. The leads to Aylmer being appalled at the blemish on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. He tells Georgiana “you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature, that this slightest possible defect..shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection” (216). This is the catalyst for Aylmer's seeking for perfection in his wife who is a natural being. Aylmer recognizes that there is a “fatal flaw of humanity, which Nature...stamps ineffaceable on all her productions” (216).
After killing Teacake, Janie is sad because she had been through so much to find the true love she desired. The message that the author has presented for this theme is that the viewer may go through many tragedies only to find out that happiness isn’t the result of being happy, but it is the journey that makes them happy. Janie is finally able to explore what makes her happy besides being with a man.