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  • Alymer And Georgiana
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birthmark" you find a couple fairly prevalent disorders. Although psychology was as of yet not existence, Hawthorne describes them quite well. Alymer suffered from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, while his actions caused Georgiana to develop a body dysmorphic disorder. Both of which attributed to the eventual demise of Georgiana. Alymer is an older scientist who marries a beautiful woman much younger then himself. Even though Alymer finds his you...
  • Aylmer's Quest For Perfection
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    Death of the Birthmark In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Birthmark, Aylmer, a man devoted entirely to his science, marries Georgiana, a beautiful young woman with a single earthly imperfection. This imperfection bears the resemblance of a tiny crimson hand and is clearly visible on the left cheek of Georgiana. The birthmark itself is both a symbol for the downfall of society through science and technology and the impending death that is to come for Georgiana. The birthmark becomes the object of Aylm...
  • Georgiana And Aylmer
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    The Birthmark is a story filled with allegory, foreshadowing, and moral lessons. Hawthorne uses these tools not only to prepare the reader for what is to come in the story but to warn the reader of the consequences that follow reckless and selfish behavior. Hawthorne uses his characters as instruments to fulfill his motives. Hawthorne's characters can also be paralleled to people living in modern times. The quest to obtain perfection is littered throughout modern culture. Many women and men spen...
  • Hawthorne's Ideas About Science
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    Although "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written in the mid-1800's, its themes and ideas are still a part of society today. The 19th century was a time of change, just as this, the millennium, is a time of great change. Hawthorne's ideas about science, beauty, and life still play a major part in our lives, despite many improvements. Even today, people try to play "God" and change things that nature has put in place. It's human curiosity; how much can be changed, how many things can be...
  • Little Self Confidence
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    Arrogant, cruel, brutal, and we can use all the synonyms of those words to describe Aylmer's character. It was his arrogance, what made him think, he is a scientist. It was his cruelty, what made him treat Georgiana like dirt. It was his brutality, what kills Georgiana. But after all this there is a question remain. Was it all his fault? Was he the only one to blame for? If we take a look at the story from a different angel can't we say that, Georgiana is also to blame for her lack of self-estee...
  • Society Manifests Its Obsession With Physical Perfection
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    Response Paper #2: The Birthmark 1. Our society tends to be obsessed with the idea of physical perfection. How does our society manifest that obsession How is the Birthmark an early version of our modern obsession with physical perfection Our society has many ways of manifesting its obsession with physical perfection. In our society people go to extreme lengths to achieve perfection. The Birthmark, written more than a century ago, is an early version of our modern obsession with physical perfect...
  • Aylmer's Persistent Attempt To Perfect Nature
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    Earthly Imperfections Too often in this world does man attempt to perfect nature. Tampering with this sort of element most commonly leads to a disaster to come extent. Because man is never satisfied, he is constantly vying for perfection, regardless of the outcome. Such is the case in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "The Birthmark". Aylmer's persistent attempt to perfect nature is the cause of Georgiana's demise and the affirmation that when man tampers with such a powerful component terrible...
  • Rappaccini's Daughter And The Birthmark
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    The Unsuccessful Experiments in Nathaniel Hawthorne's'Rappaccini's Daughter' and 'The Bithmark' How are experiments done without the use of guinea pigs to help us learn and understand what is being studied? Everyday lab animals, such as mice, are used in experiments as guinea pigs because they provide similar reactions in comparison to the human body. Thus, mush knowledge of science is gained through guinea pigs. However, in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic stories 'Rappaccini's Daughter' and 'The ...
  • Georgiana's Birthmark
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an author during the Romantic Period and also the Industrial Revolution in the 1850's. Love stories were popular in the Romantic Period. Man had begun to explore science, which brought forth the Industrial Revolution. In the Industrial Revolution, technology started to overtake the need for man. Hawthorne firmly believed science corrupted nature and man should not have allowed technology to take over. Hawthorne thought trying to change things in the world would only lead ...
  • People Look At Dr Rappaccini
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    Sciarappa I Billy Sciarappa Mr. Sherman English II, Period 3 3 May 2002 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a brilliant writer of his time. He spent years writing, isolating himself from society. Nathaniel Hawthorne liked and was not afraid to tell about the dark side of humans. He did this in his masterwork (published in 1850), The Scarlet Letter. However, like many writers, Hawthorne's true genius was not recognized till after his death. Today, almost all people want something to improve their...
  • Georgiana's Casual Approach Towards The Birthmark
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    Originator: Copy work Staff English: Georgians transformation 2000-07-06 In? The Birthmark, ? by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Georgiana's futile attempt to be flawless by cooperating in her own murder doesn? t make her any wiser, especially because such a sacrifice does not earn her closeness with her husband. The character of Georgiana epitomizes the virtues upheld by the conventions of her time; she is beautiful, docile and has no ambitions of her own other than to make her husband happy. In addition ...

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