The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“The birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story about a scientist who is obsessed about his wife’s birthmark and would go to any length to remove it, because he believes that his has the power of science, commands nature and can cure whatever form of imperfection there is. Why is he so obsessed with the birthmark? Does he successfully remove it at the end without harming his beautiful wife? Why he feels it was best for him and his wife to remove the birth mark, this essay shows it was clearly a stupid idea. Shortly after marrying his bride Aylmer finds out something troubling about her appearance. After gazing at her Aylmer the scientist find a birth mark on his wife’s cheeks and he’s somewhat troubled by it. Georgina his wife has never taken anything serious of her birthmark that is like a tiny hand before he asked “’has it never occurred to you that the marks on your cheeks can be removed?’”(341) She is angered at first because of his statement, what people considered as a charm would distress the man whom fell in love with her. Furthermore her husband had a dream but forgot about it, now she became concerned with the topic of he and for the first time brought it up just as the light was dimming out, he finally recalls every scene in the dream and he states “He had fancied himself with his servant Aminadab, attempting an operation for the removal of the birthmark; but the deeper went the knife, the deeper sank the hand, until at length its tiny grasp appeared to have
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