It can be safely concluded that the shape of Georgiana’s birthmark was meant to represent her humanity, her “liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death” (7). Whether Aylmer wanted to remove it for the sake of his love for her is rather is a disruptive assumption. Considering his thought and the “convulsive shudder” (10) towards this birthmark, Aylmer’s obsession for perfection, obsession for success in an experiment, surpassed the love for his wife. Georgina’s death, due to the ‘elixir’ that Aylmer presented as the cure that would vanish her imperfection, symbolizes the consequences of the imbalance stated before. Even research of genecology, such as those stated in “The Perils of the Imperfect Expectations of A Perfect Baby”, agree that several complications are possible to those mothers who wish to birth the “perfect baby.” Hawthorne’s story illustrates the outcome of such imbalance, proving that perfection does not exist, and those whom which to surpass nature and transcend to higher level than that set by nature will face the consequences.
Memory, symbol, and pattern are all key parts to make a successful novel, especially if the piece of literature is complex. Memory helps a reader relate to a character or moment, which gives a story emotion and gives it an impact. An impactful story is a story that a reader will think about, which can help a reader understand or want to read more. Symbols adds depth and imagery to a story. They add depth by providing people or objects that mean something, which builds onto making the literature memorable.
As you can see evidence suggests that Aylmer has love for both science and Georgiana, but his love for science exceeds more greatly than his love for Georgiana. Immediately after getting married Aylmer asked Georgiana to get the birthmark removed, and of course by the use of science. It seems that he wants to treat her like a simple experiment nothing more. Aylmer states that it shocks him that something so little ruined her appearance, and tries to convince Georgiana to scientifically get rid of the mark. Hawthorne provides proof by writing, “No, dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature, that this slightest possible defect----which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty----shocks me, as being
Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes.
Literary elements are what make a story powerful and attracts readers to continue reading in the story and in this story they highlight the universal theme of Revenge and Betrayal. This essay will explain those literary elements, how they allow
Literature is a medium that enables people to effectively express their opinions and perspectives. Being the vast genre that it is, fiction presents writers with the opportunity to utilize literary devices in their pieces. These devices help in communicating the message of the author’s work. Several fictional texts use common literary devices such as metaphors, similes, symbols, and imagery. These devices allow for writers to personally involve readers with the author’s message.
The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is centered around Aylmer, a mad scientist, and the birthmark on his wife’s, Georgiana, face. His obsession with perfection drives him to create an elixir that ends up serving its purpose and more. However, this story is actually about Aylmers attempt to use science to create the perfect human being, one lacking sin. Hawthorne implies this throughout the story by hinting towards the ideas that the birthmark on Georgiana’s face is really the embodiment of human sin and that Georgiana is, in reality, an angel. “No Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature, that this slightest possible defect shocks me (Hawthorne, 765).
A settings role in English fictional writing Setting is often used in English literature to convey when and where the action is taking place in a story (Mays ,253). Descriptive settings helps the reader more clearly understand the thoughts and emotions of the protagonist. A setting is also known to convey the protagonist’s personality, morals and even help decipher the theme of the story (Mays, 253). Sometimes the themes of fictional writings can often seem to be ambiguous to the reader, which is why settings are helpful in fictional writings. A well-developed setting often is able to grab the reader’s attention and keep them interested through out the story.
While active observation can be used to generate knowledge in the AoK of the Arts, especially in literature, readers are able to actively form their own opinion of the text due to the open interpretation and versatility in literatures by using WoKs such as emotion and language. As an avid reader of strong feminist beliefs, I enjoy reading dystopian fictions, most notably The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and 1984 by George Orwell. By thoroughly analysing the underlying messages of the writers, I was able to draw parallels between the texts and understand how the manipulation and subsequent removal of language would result in disempowerment for women and men alike in society. The complex plots and the subsequent downfall of the protagonists evoked an emotional response within me that generated the knowledge of their mindset using the WoK of
Students Name Teachers Name Course Date Birth Mark My reaction about the story is that the story’s final message is very good and it tells about many things that are not clearly good or bad. Nathaniel Hawthorne tells about the scientist Aylmer who is also a philosopher and that is why he always believes on his philosophy. So he uses his scientific research about the things he wants to have. Although he is a very good scientist and philosopher but he does not like his wife Georgiana the way she is. Author’s writing way of telling about Georgiana was very good, but he must have given something about her character as well.
Authors use figurative language to engage their readers and make their story more convincing or interesting. Authors also use it to help add mood fluency and imagery to their books. For example, in Ender’s game the author uses figurative language a lot to help the reader understand and help picture what 's going on in the scenes. The author uses metaphors, and hyperboles to create vivid images. The author use these literary devices to enhance the novel.
It expands our creativity and imagination. Readers give writers all credits for creativity and imagination when “reading is also an event of the imagination. The creativity of the reader meets that of the writer and in that meeting we puzzle out what he means, or what we understand he means” (65). Symbolism is essential to novels. By expanding our creativity and imagination, every reader has a different experience when reading the same book.
The importance of fiction is relating to the characters and relating yourself to the characters and placing yourself in the action. When you see yourself in the setting and apart of the book that`s what makes fiction so valuable to any reader. As many see fiction as a way to escape reality and live a life they wish they
The Elements of A Good Story What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
Rationale: For this task, I created a diary because I think that this style of writing would be an extremely effective way to show another major character’s emotions and ideas, as it can be written from a first person perspective, giving a huge amount of insight. I based my task on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, titled “The Tell-Tale Heart.” I chose this piece as it gives the opportunity to be very creative in my writing, but also introduces various constraints, such as writing in a similar style to Poe, and trying to avoid any plot holes. This task specifically relates to part 4 of the language and literature course, being; literature, as the stimulus text is a piece of literature, as is my piece of writing. “The Tell-Tale Heart” contains two characters, an old man, and the man’s servant. The story is written from a first person perspective, which gives insight into the servant’s ideas.