Greater Of Two Evils By Edgar Allan Poe

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Greater of Two Evils Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both have countless numbers of writing out but today ill be analyzing and comparing two that have been known to read into the dark side a little. Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Birth Mark”, both showing signs of love, yet also showing signs of great death and despair. As each author progresses in their story both have a different way of bringing up death, but in some sort it is similar. With both writing having characters who adore and admire another character, they have similarities and differences in the way that they portray love and death; with different ways the authors have the characters talk, act, show emotion, and try to escape death. The only problem is one can’t just simply defeat fate and avoid death. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story the “Birth Mark”, he is telling a love story that turns into what you could say is almost like hate. A beautiful woman named Georgiana has had a red mark on her left cheek all her life, a red birth mark that shows up looking like a tiny hand when she blushes. Aylmer, a man of science and love has devoted his life to Georgiana and trying to figure out how to remove the mark from her face. Georgiana has never really wanted to remove the mark from her cheek due to the abundance of people telling her it is a charm to her beauty. Aylmer on the other hand believes it represents morality and sin and believes it should be removed. With the

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