Similarities Between Frankenstein And The Birthmark

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In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein is about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein who creates a creature through the studies of science, Victor abandons the creature leaving him helpless, the creature then realizing he will never belong in society cursing Victor causing Victor only misery and destruction. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark” is about a scientist named Aylmer who seeks to remove his wife Georgiana's birthmark so that she can be perfect, but in doing so kills her instead because of the strength of the potion. In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark” the characters Elizabeth and Georgina represent the women’s roles motif expressing the theme that women are seen as begin disposable because men view women as only having one purpose in society which is to serve others.
Characters Elizabeth and Georgina support the theme that women’s only purpose is to care for others. Men are viewed as being the head of the household and supporting his family, while the women of the household are responsible to care for the children and do the household chores. Women are looked down upon by men because they are seen as not being efficient or useful to society supporting the theme that women are seen as being disposable. The the book Frankenstein, when Victor was___ years of age his family adopted a peasant girl named Elizabeth. Caroline, Victor’s mother presents Elizabeth to Victor saying “I have a

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