Essays Tagged: "Birthmark"

An Analysis of Various Hawthourne Short Stories. "Rapaccinni's Daughter, " "Young Goodman, " "The Birthmark,""Look up to heaven, and resist the wicked one"

s Faith as the character who is lost to the Devil. In the stories "Rappaccini's Daughter," and "The Birthmark," Hawthorne also uses men as transmitters of evil illicitly. The men involved in the stori ... istort nature by creating the garden. Beatrice is a result of Dr. Rappaccini's evil actions.In "the Birthmark" Hawthorne introduces the character Georgianna who's soul flaw is a birthmark on her face. ...

(3 pages) 156 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nathaniel Hawthorne' s stories that exemplify the diversity of his writing are " Young Goodman Brown" , " Ethan Brand" , and "The Birthmark" .

plify the diversity of Hawthornes writing are " Young GoodmanBrown" , " Ethan Brand" , and "The Birthmark" .Having read these stories it is possible to become engrossed in the darknessthat ... ese the reader can visualize how a person can be evil.Evil is at the root of the story in " The Birthmark" for it is here that Hawthorne writesabout the most sinful character. In all of the s ...

(6 pages) 144 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Birthmark is a story wrought with potent symbolism and destructive irony. It is the story of a cereb ... rne addresses the issues of science and manipulation, humanity's flaws, and mankind's mortality.The birthmark bequeathed upon Georgiana's otherwise perfect face symbolizes many things. One of which, i ... ing a scientist, Aylmer decides that he must find a way to rid Georgiana and himself of the hideous birthmark. Yet, all went wrong; not only did the birthmark fade, but also so did the life within her ...

(3 pages) 135 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This essay describes the motif of fear bringing chaos through the focal point of the disappearance of the "birth-mark" littl'un atop the mountain.

ope. Up on the mountain though, a little boy, only recognized in the novel by his "mulberry-colored birthmark," questions Ralph, "what you're going to do about the snake-thing." (35) Taken by surprise ... ery child on the island with despair.So what exactly is the significance of the little boy with the birthmark? He never returns later in the novel, so why stick in a new character to the readers for j ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

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

transcendental movement, and this 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 ... ants to have a perfect wife. His wife, 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 h ...

(2 pages) 167 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This essay compares and contrasts the sin in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories "The Birthmark," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "Young Goodman Brown."

prevents humans from achieving pure goodness (O'Toole). Among Hawthorne's many literary works, "The Birthmark," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "Young Goodman Brown" provide excellent examples in dep ... their depiction of sin, Mr. Hawthorne makes his theme more difficult to identify in his story "The Birthmark." While the underlying theme of masked sin is still evident, it is conveyed through a stor ...

(4 pages) 128 1 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

Essay Question: "The Birthmark"When first reading "The Birthmark," Georgiana presents herself to be a somewhat admirable ... in this story. The source of all of Georgiana's unfavorable actions was merely her small, crimson, birthmark on her left cheek, which was far from her worst character flaw.In fact, in the beginning o ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Lord of the Flies" By William Golding This essay shows how Golding created an atmosphere of fear

till up on top of the mountain, Piggy had noticed thatsomething was missing. The boy with the large birthmark on his face was missing!At first they didn't think too much of it. He could be playing in ... oy was still nowhere to befound, and was soon forgotten by the other boys. Although the boy with thebirthmark on his face was lost in the minds of the other boys, the memory of thatday still haunted P ...

(1 pages) 32 0 1.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

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

author uses a shocking or tragic event to impart 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 even ... alize this when they are directly 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 ...

(4 pages) 99 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Insecurity, Judgment, and Revenge

. He exposes these flaws of humanity in three memorable stories - "The Minister's Black Veil," "The Birthmark," and The Scarlet Letter. In "The Minister's Black Veil" a highly welcomed Minister decide ... highly welcomed Minister decides to wear a black veil to show the sins everyone hides inside. "The Birthmark" introduces a scientist who despises his wife's small birthmark on her beautiful face and ...

(7 pages) 54 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne


ome said he has two brothers while some said he has three. Pythagoras was also said to have a large birthmark on his lower thigh. Some of his known hobbies included playing the lyre and reading poetry ...

(2 pages) 103 3 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

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

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 strives for perfection, so much so he be ... ction, so much so he believes his newly wed wife, Georgiana, would be the "ideal loveliness" if her birthmark were removed. Stacy Tartar Esch believes the birthmark in the short story is the symbol me ...

(5 pages) 73 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Disorders in Hawthorne's The Birthmark."

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birthmark" you find a couple fairly prevalent disorders. Although psychology was as of yet not exist ... nds his young bride beautiful, he still says that she is "marked." Upon Georgiana's left cheek is a birthmark. The birthmark is small, red, and in the shape of a hand. Alymer believes that this mark t ... rming; and those who did not, just "wished it away."However, Alymer could not wish away Georgiana's birthmark. He even approached her about it being removed-"Georgiana," said he, "has it never occurre ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hawthorn The Birthmark

ion the Lord took the ability to obtain perfection away with the first sins of Adam and Eve. In the Birthmark, however, by Nathaniel Hawthorn, the main character Alymer refuses to accept the fact that ... is a natural part of life. After marrying a beautiful woman he begins to notice nothing but a small birthmark on her cheek, detesting it, and her for bearing it, more and more each time he looks at it ...

(2 pages) 81 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Birthmark as a Symbol

The Birthmark as a SymbolIn Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Birthmark, the symbolism is quite evident of the ... heme of men versus women.Aylmer saw Georgiana as an object of perfection, with the exception of the birthmark. Before he met her, all of his heart went towards science, and the art of perfecting natur ... giana, Aylmer, "elevat[ed] his wife into a scientific problem to be solved" (p366). In this way the birthmark seems to be almost mocking his attempts at changing nature, which is representative of Geo ...

(3 pages) 111 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Theme in Lord of the Flies: Children and Fear

s. The children are in the middle of a meeting, when an unnamed little boy, with a mulberry-colored birthmark asks Ralph what he is planning to do with the "snake-thing" later naming it "Beastie". Ral ...

(5 pages) 90 3 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne's two stories, "The Birthmark" and "The Scarlet Letter", have very similar themes and plots. The two stories were writte ... milar themes of sin and desire with underlying Puritan values.Aylmer, the devoted scientist in "The Birthmark", marries a beautiful woman with a single physical flaw, a birthmark on her face. The tale ... 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 natural into tha ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

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

uote was a consequence of events that led to Georgiana's tragic death. Who would think that a small birthmark on her left cheek would entirely destroy her life? This small birthmark, in the shape of a ... er believes that anything can be done through the power of science; now confronted with Georgiana's birthmark as an imperfection he is bound and determined to get rid of it at all costs. He views the ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

In Hawthorne's "The Birthmark," Georgiana's birthmark bears the shape of a hand, but the "hand" refers to much more than ... the earth could offer. Aylmer, dearest Aylmer, I am dying!" (Hawthorne 21). While Aylmer views the birthmark as a stain marring his wife's face, his wife and even her former lovers recognize it as wh ... ove them.Because Aylmer tries to perfect God's work, he ultimately proves unsuccessful. Georgiana's birthmark symbolizes the Original Sin bestowed upon all by the "hand" of God. Thus, the birthmark re ...

(1 pages) 17 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Human anatomy Bio 215 case studies part 1

Brown spots on Mary's skinThe ABCD rule is:* A is for ASYMMETRY: One-half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.* B is for BORDER: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or b ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology