Theme Of Perfection In The Birthmark

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Perfection. We all want it, even though we know we will never reach it. For many, reaching perfection is their ultimate goal in life, though it is virtually impossible to do while living, because the very idea of perfection is constantly changing in the eyes of society. “The Birthmark” shows us that it is foolish to strive for perfection. In “The Birthmark,” both Aylmer and Georgiana show that striving for perfection is something that everyone does. That is why this theme is so evident throughout the entire story. Aylmer, being a man of science, thinks very highly of himself. He is considered to be “an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy.” Aylmer also has a lab portfolio with detailed descriptions of all of his experiments,
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