Morality In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Birthmark

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In Hawthorne's story "The Birthmark," he tells us of the life of a beautiful women named Georgina. Unfortunately, Georgina had only one thing wrong thing her. Her one imperfection was the hand shaped birthmark that was perfectly placed upon her left cheek and even though she considered it her "Charm that I was simple enough to imagine" (334) her husband thought otherwise. Aylmer says multiple times throughout the story that he loved absolutely everything about his wife except her birthmark. In this short story though, her birthmark represents her morality and makes her human. This teaches us that everything in nature is flawed in some way and the mark was her's. Looking deeper into the birthmark itself, the hand shape of it represents the
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