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    METHODS Under the guise of an 'imitation study ' 98 participants were recruited (MQ students) (18-50 years, 72 female, 26 male). The study set out to test responses to confederates feigning “real” disease signs (influenza), “false alarms” (birthmarks), and to a healthy control. Participants were asked to imitate tasks performed by confederates who were shown in video clips. The imitation involved props, and participants were requested to perform the imitation while they watched the confederate

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    The Birthmark Symbolism

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    The Mortal of the Story By looking at symbolism in The Birthmark, the reader can interpret that the birthmark is a symbol for imperfection and mortality which is not obvious to most people. This is important because it turns the birthmark into something all readers can relate to since no one is perfect. Georgiana’s birthmark was “the fatal flaw of humanity which Nature, in one shape or another, stamps ineffaceably on all her productions” (Hawthorne 12). As stated before, nothing is perfect, Nature

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    The Birthmark Theme

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    The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a very deep and complex story with many themes and main ideas contained therein. After a summary of the story, a thorough analyzation reveals the main themes to be love’s progression to obsession and the conflict between science and nature. Before an analysis can begin, the story must have all of its major events summarized. The Birthmark is a story with many complex elements, among those being love and loss. In this story, a brilliant scientist by the name

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    The Birthmark Analysis

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    The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a dark romantic short story based in the nineteenth century. The short story highlights the relationship between Aylmer and Georgiana as well as the dynamics of the different personality types between the two. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Aylmer as well as Georgiana an example of tragic flaws to further the conflict in the story. A tragic flaw is a literary device found within The Birthmark. “Tragic flaw is a literary device that can be defined as a trait in a

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    Birthmark Essay

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    destroy his ability to perceive nature’s beauty. In this text, Georgiana and her birthmark represent nature, and culture is represented by Aylmer. Culture has taught men to question the flaws of women that they once found intriguing, therefore Aylmer is challenging nature when he tries to remove it. Aylmer is so wrapped up in this culture that he treats Georgiana as property. Her opinion about the removal of the birthmark was of little concern to him. Therefore, culture asserts that it is not only a

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    In the piece “The Birthmark” it is impossible and foolish to try to reach perfection. Because we all have been stamped with the imperfections of nature when Adam and Eve took a bite from the tree in the garden of Eden….. It is impossible to reach perfection because even Almyer himself had imperfections, as we later find out when Georgiana is in the laboratory reading his accomplishments, as well as his downfalls. I don’t believe Almyer wanted Georgiana to find the book. Because he didn’t want

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    order to provide depth and complexity to his characters. There are several symbols used within this story but one that is central to the development of the main character is the birthmark. The birthmark, small and red, in the shape of a hand is located on the check of Georgiana the wife of Aylmer a noted scientist. This birthmark is the means in which Hawthorne is able to address the internal conflict residing within Aylmer concerning human mortality, the imperfections produced by nature and his deluded

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    The birthmark symbolizes being mortal, or mortality. The narrator use the birthmark as a leeway to show that everything, and everyone, has flaws. No one is perfect, and even though you might not have a birthmark, or something that sets you off and makes you different from someone else there's still no one in this world that is the same as you. It doesn't just have to be an external flaw though, you can have internal flaws as well. If you're rude, selfish, and uncaring then that's a flaw too, and

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    The birthmark symbolizes being mortal, or mortality. The narrator use the birthmark as a leeway to show that everything, and everyone, has flaws. No one is perfect, and even though you might not have a birthmark, or something that sets you off and makes you different from someone else there's still no one in this world that is the same as you. It doesn't just have to be an external flaw though, you can have internal flaws as well. If you're rude, selfish, and uncaring then that's a flaw too, and

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    Many people are born with a birthmark. These birthmarks usually are not considered to subtract from the beauty someone has. The main character in The Birthmark, feels differently. The short story The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, features many different archetypes. Most specifically, the story focuses on archetypal theme of life and death, which is exemplified by the Hawthorne’s implications as to how Georgiana acquired her birthmark. However, the story also uses the archetypal theme of love

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