Essays Tagged: "Aylmer"

Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"

ing the inevitable consequences. The main characters in the story are a married couple by the names Aylmer and Georgiana. There is no doubt that the two are truly in love, yet, there is a twist to thi ... here is a twist to this love story. Georgina is perfect in every way, except for one tiny flaw that Aylmer can't accept. "At all the seasons which should have been their happiest, he invariably and wi ...

(3 pages) 135 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Birthmark", by Nathaniel Hawthorn. Essay Title: The "Perfect" Science; The Birthmark or the Beauty Mark.

his short story is a perfect example why.In Nathaniel Hawthorne'sThe Birthmark, the main character, Aylmer, wants to have a perfect wife. His wife, Georgiana, is a very beautiful woman with just one f ... Georgiana, is a very beautiful woman with just one flaw, the Birthmark on her face. As a scientist, Aylmer tries to create an elixir that will rid Georgiana of her birthmark, thus making her perfect. ...

(2 pages) 167 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Demise of Georgiana in the short story "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorn

her to be fond of the little "fairy hand" she possessed. Her opinion is quickly changed as soon as Aylmer, her scientifically-driven husband shows disgust in the mark. What bothers me about this, is ... . She develops into nothing but a weak, mindless woman.Georgiana's esteem is also brought so low by Aylmer that towards the end of the story she says, "...I am of all mortals the most fit to die." I f ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O' Conner and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark".

art a lesson or a truth is Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark". In this story the main character, Aylmer, learns a great lesson. The result of this event changes his life forever. I think the lesson ... and adversely affected by such an event.The main character of The Birthmark that learns a lesson is Aylmer. Aylmer is a scientist that by methods of science tries to remove a birthmark from his wife's ...

(4 pages) 99 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Descrimination on women showed by Nathanial Hawthorne.

rth Mark" depicts how one might assume Hawthorne is a misogynist. The story is about a selfish man [Aylmer] who refuses to accept his wife [Georgiana] due to a birth mark on her face. Aylmer sees the ... ce. Aylmer sees the birth mark "As being the visible mark of earthy imperfection" (Hawthorne 1290). Aylmer goes as far as removing the birth mark from Georgiana's face, and accidentally kills her. Alt ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Femenist View Of Alymer" in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"

Feminist View of AylmerBy the end of the eighteenth century, science had found its way into the advancement of humank ... edicine. Men believed they could cure and save all creatures on earth from their flaws and defects. Aylmer in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" is one such character. Aylmer is a scientist who str ... is void of her "actual humanity" and is no longer human (Tatar Esch, link 14).The ideal vision for Aylmer is Georgiana without her crimson colored mark that lies upon her cheek. He sees Georgiana's m ...

(5 pages) 73 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Birthmark as a Symbol

he Birthmark, the symbolism is quite evident of the birthmarks upon Georgiana's face. It represents Aylmer's struggles with nature and science, through his repeated attempts of the removal of it. This ... through Georgiana. This is in the same way how science is show as masculine and symbolized through Aylmer. The conflicts between science and nature are symbolic of man's need to control women. Eckste ...

(3 pages) 111 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Sin of Desire Comparing Nathaniel Hawthorne's two stories, "The Birthmark" and "The Scarlet Letter",

e to America. The two stories share similar themes of sin and desire with underlying Puritan values.Aylmer, the devoted scientist in "The Birthmark", marries a beautiful woman with a single physical f ... spirited woman whom the society felt threatened by. Her desire and love became ostracised as a sin. Aylmer of "The Birthmark" was believed to have sinned when he overextended the reach from realm of n ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Human Imperfection:Nathaniel Hawethorne's "The Birth-mark"

Human ImperfectionIn Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birth-mark," Georgiana says, "My poor Aylmer!" she repeated, with a more than human tenderness. "You have aimed loftily! -you have done no ... t repent, that, with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best that earth could offer. Aylmer- dearest Aylmer- I am dying!" (Hawthorne 2214). This quote was a consequence of events that l ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Mark of the Original Sin: "The Birthmark" by Hawthorne.

pears perfect, she lives the life of a mortal, therefore she must carry the burden of Original Sin. Aylmer blames Nature for this "fatal flaw of humanity" and attempts to rid Georgiana of this imperfe ... his short story, no mortal can improve upon God's creations.When his experiment proves successful, Aylmer rejoices over his wife's flawlessness, but he soon realizes the consequences of his actions. ...

(1 pages) 17 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What does Hawthorne think about "The Birthmark"? How does it describe Georgiana?

he Birthmark," Hawthorne describes the characters in a very detailed manner. The first character is Aylmer, a scientist, whom gives up his love for science and replaces it with the love for his wife, ... .So she tells her husband that if he wants to her can remove it, even if it means risking her life. Aylmer tells her that there should be no worries on how the surgery should go because he has been th ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Birthmark

ring with the natural order of things.This story opens by explaining how educated and knowledgeable Aylmer is, and the narrator even suggests that he may have the power to alter nature. " We know not ... s, and the narrator even suggests that he may have the power to alter nature. " We know not whether Aylmer possesses this degree of faith in man's ultimate control over nature (Birthmark, 1262 )." ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthoorne

d significant role in everyday life. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short fiction, "The Birthmark", Aylmer views science as the most important thing in his life. Because of this, he loses sight on wha ... sight on what is really important to him, and it is this love for science that destroys it. Aylmer was a scientist who had a beautiful wife. He had, unfortunately, "devoted himself too unreser ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hawthorne

e Birthmark." Within these works, Hawthorne describes some characters, such as Dimmesdale and Aylmer, as dark and guilty of their sins which he believes to be of a more severe nature. Other char ... actuality, he only saw scientists as greedy and corrupt. One scientist that he portrays as such is Aylmer from "The Birthmark." His wife had a birthmark on her face which he saw as a defect, an ...

(5 pages) 815 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Georgians transformation

k is differently interpreted by all. Initially Georgiana thinks of the birthmark, as "a charm," and Aylmer knows not "whether to term [the birthmark] a defect or a beauty . . ." (Hawthorne 11). Most p ... never occurred to you [Georgiana] that the mark upon your cheek might be removed?" (Hawthorne 10). Aylmer however visions the birthmark as Hawthorne says "small blue stains which sometimes occur in t ...

(3 pages) 422 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Barn Burning

irthmark" "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story about the strive for perfection.Aylmers obsession with his wives perfection blinds him to her beauty, and ultimately consumes both o ... rfection blinds him to her beauty, and ultimately consumes both of their lives entirely. In the end Aylmers questionable psychological state and his obsession with his wives imperfection leads to her ...

(1 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Irony And Symbolism

ny were blinded by the misconception of an understanding for all things through science and reason. Aylmer had a serious case of this form of glaucoma, he thought what wasn?t perfect could become so w ... coma, he thought what wasn?t perfect could become so with the use of technology.It seemed as though Aylmer described as a slender, tall, pale intellectual was a reflection of the superior or malice at ...

(6 pages) 62 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

English Society in the Elizabethan Era

This sermon by Bishop John Aylmer was given before Queen Elizabeth I circa 1601. The subject of the sermon is that of women, an ... s that of women, and their position or role in society. When writing and giving this sermon, Bishop Aylmer had to ensure that he did not offend the queen by likening her to other women who were seen a ... Only the wealthy, like the queen, are allowed by society to be included, although marginally.Bishop Aylmer starts by telling his audience that women are of two sorts, he goes on to describe these firs ...

(3 pages) 897 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison between Frankenstein and "the birthmark"

ies who believed that anything was possible with science. In "The Birthmark", Hawthorne's character Aylmer tries to remove his wife's birthmark with his use of science but ends up killing her. While i ... larities between the two stories, especially between the characteristics of Victor Frankenstein and Aylmer. Both men have a deep passion and love for science that borders on obsession. One of the prev ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" and "The Birthmark"

repulsion, or confusion in which inevitably changes the mindset of the observer.In the "Birthmark," Aylmer and the birthmark are used to express the catastrophic results of human obsession for perfect ... y on all her productions" (193). Clearly stated by the author, the blood-rushed cheek of Georgiana, Aylmer's beautiful wife, is the significant flaw that Nature issues out to every being. Captivated b ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.7 Aug/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors