Only one thing remains to be tried and if that fails, we are ruined!”. In this moment it is transparent that Aylmer has no regard for Georgiana’s wellbeing and risks her life for the sake of removing the birthmark. It is also clear that at this point Aylmer puts the entire weight of their marriage on the final mixture working and if it does not work, they are “ruined”. Aylmer’s passion for science proves to be much greater than his so called love for Georgiana, foreshadowing her inevitable
With the help of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to help define and inveterate the gothic elements, they’ve became two of the most significant writers known to gothic literature. Their sense of dark romance and horrendous stories has categorized the different types of gothic elements used today. Poe used the more unbalanced thoughts of the human mind to elaborate his stories. He showed readers the subconscious, psyche part of the brain that is more unfavorable to compromise. As for Nathaniel Hawthorne, his style individualized his morals and religious beliefs from self-conscious aspect.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most important American writers of the romantic era. As part of this influential movement, he contrasted human intellect and nature's forces. In Nathaniel’s short story, “The Birthmark”, the author uses a birthmark and scientific power to symbolize man’s ambition of changing nature’s perfection. He implies that the birthmark on Georgiana's cheek represents Human’s natural flaw while Aylmer’s scientific knowledge represents the envy of pursuing perfection. Once married, Aylmer discovered Georgiana’s natural flaw and becomes obsessed with removing her birthmark in attempt to achieve the perfection implied by the author into the theme.
Aylmer wasn’t for sure what he was getting himself into because his mind stayed focused on his wife defect. The desire for perfection no only kills Georgiana, however it also ruins her husband. “Aylmer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness which would have woven his mortal life of the sesame texture with the celestial” the author stated, (Hawthorne 349). Georgina tiny mark is all he can see. It develops in Aylmer’s mind until the good sight of gorgeous Georgiana fade.
Kurt Vonnegut once said: "If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy." Nature is a higher more powerful force than mankind seems to never fully be able to understand. Man tries to comprehend this power sometimes in the form of different religion or by turning to the supernatural. Men often believe that they are above this power or that they can manipulate it. A prime example of this is in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” Through his use of intricate symbolism, Hawthorne crafts an allegory for man’s unfeasible quest against nature for perfection.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous tragic plays written between 1594 and 1595. Romeo and Juliet is a play that portraits the force of authority and power in the face of love and happiness. Many Critics classify this play as a true tragedy because of the way it is created. Aristotle defines tragedy as " an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; … with incidents arousing pity and fear" (Else 224). People often read Romeo and Juliet as just a romantic play, but to be more accurate this play is a real romantic tragedy.
The result was a strange kind of poetry, shuttling between America and Europe, between Puritan reticence and Romantic feeling, between pious instruction and aesthetic pleasure, between aristocratic ideals and egalitarian principle. Longfellow held these oppositions together by keeping his poetry's energies oriented toward his readers. In other words, the popular success of this often self-contradictory poet may have been possible only because the United States in the mid-to-late nineteenth century was such a conflicted place. Longfellow managed to speak to the conflicts and at the same time to seem a safe haven, an anchor in the storm”(“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow” Historic). Henry is an American icon because of his lyrical poems and catchy rhymes.
In “Beyond Freedom and Dignity,” B. F. Skinner argues that human behavior is determined by environment and biology. Perhaps the strongest argument that Skinner gives for this claim relies on the claim that free will and moral autonomy do not exist. In this paper, I will argue that this argument is correct because free will and moral autonomy do not exist and are harmful to the building of a happier and more stable society. In “Being & Nothingness,” Jean-Paul Sartre argues that freedom of will is absolute but everyone hides this freedom of will from themselves in bad faith. Bad faith when someone “explicitly reject this kind of explanation because their essence implies that they can appear only in the translucency of consciousness (pg.
Alymer allowed his love for science to be greater than his love for his young wife. Perfect cannot be achieved, not even science can achieve perfection. Alymer could not love her despite her flaws and he ended up losing the one person who loved him the most. This science experiment is just another failure in his book of fails. It is too late to take back what he did, but maybe it will change him for the
Secondly, he was treated as if he was an experiment, not a human being. Charlie’s life would never be the same again; Moreover, it was possible he regressed to an even worse state than before the surgery. Nothing hurt Charlie more than being giving a taste of the ‘perfect’ life, only to have it diminished before his eyes. His fate was beyond anyone’s control at that point. All he wanted was to be accepted, but what he received was rejection!