Science And Nature In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Birthmark

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One cannot be perfect. Regardless the age, gender, or race everyone has a point in their life where they feel insecure about themselves. When this occurs, certain people allow their flaws and imperfections take over their life. They begin to take action and want to take all sorts of treatments. The risk of this treatment, although could be successful, could have potential consequences in which it ultimately leads someone to their death. This scenario is shown in society, where someone passes away as a result of them wanting to look better, it also is demonstrated throughout literature. An epitome of this would be Nathaniel Hawthorne short story, “The Birthmark”. Aylmer, the protagonist, is a scientist and has a wife named Georgiana. Unfortunately, their relationship was failing for the sake that Georgiana had a birthmark on her cheek and Aylmer abhor it and wanted the birthmark to dissipate. After much persuading and degrading, Georgiana agrees to remove the mark. Aylmer proceeds with the experiment and after the experiment was concluded the result was that Georgiana’s birthmark …show more content…

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Aylmer made many mistakes from lying to his wife and to being obsessed with an insignificant flaw. Instead of degrading her, he should have focused on making her happy and grow as a person. Building his character more would have made him live jubilant. Improving one’s character will get one further in life than physical beauty for the fact that beauty is insignificant compared to one’s

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