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S Experiment, Rappaccini's Daughter, And The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” and “The Birthmark,” reflect Hawthorne's beliefs of playing God and changing natural events. In these short stories, these scientists take the experiments too far. Taking these experiments too far would be to lose characters or consequently have the character die. The scientists Dr. Heidegger from “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” Rappaccini from “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” and Aylmer from “The Birthmark” change natural events which lead to the loss of a character. Hawthorne’s scientist from “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” Dr. Heidegger misuses science by tampering with natural events which leads to four of his friends leaving. Upon drinking the youthful water
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