Essays Tagged: "Georgiana"

Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"

f 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, is the idea that scientists ... vitable 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 this love stor ...

(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.

aniel Hawthorne'sThe Birthmark, the main character, Aylmer, wants 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, ... 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. According to Hawthorne, however, this is not po ...

(2 pages) 167 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Descrimination on women showed by Nathanial Hawthorne.

awthorne 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 birth mark "As being the visible mark of ... e mark of earthy imperfection" (Hawthorne 1290). Aylmer goes as far as removing the birth mark from Georgiana's face, and accidentally kills her. Although Georgiana is killed, the negative views in th ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

acter. Aylmer is a scientist who strives for perfection, so much so he believes his newly wed wife, Georgiana, would be the "ideal loveliness" if her birthmark were removed. Stacy Tartar Esch believes ... f 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 mark as a f ...

(5 pages) 73 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Disorders in Hawthorne's The Birthmark."

e well. Alymer suffered from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, while his actions caused Georgiana to develop a body dysmorphic disorder. Both of which attributed to the eventual demise of ... mself. Even though Alymer finds 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. Alym ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hawthorn The Birthmark

and her for bearing it, more and more each time he looks at it. Throughout the course of the story Georgiana becomes increasingly more insecure with herself as a result of Alymer's disgust with her f ... n and societies un acceptance of those who noticeably lack that perfectionWhen beginning the story, Georgiana seems a somewhat admirable character. She takes pride in her small hand shaped birthmark. ...

(2 pages) 81 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Birthmark as a Symbol

ymbolIn Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The 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 att ... world of science.Throughout the story, nature is portrayed as feminine and is even present through Georgiana. This is in the same way how science is show as masculine and symbolized through Aylmer. T ...

(3 pages) 111 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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 l ... - dearest Aylmer- I am dying!" (Hawthorne 2214). This quote 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 de ... e? This small birthmark, in the shape of a hand, symbolizes the imperfection and beauty of not only Georgiana, but of all humankind.After reading this quote one sees that Aylmer's view of the world is ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Jane Eyre": Loves vs. Autonomy.

grew up in a hostile environment in the home of Mrs. Reed and her three children, John, Eliza, and Georgiana that is known as Gateshead. The Reed family showed no love or any sort of affection toward ...

(6 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Jane Eyre" by Charlote Bronte: Essay on how Jane has grown from a passionate Child to a reasonable Adult.

ives at Gateshead with her rich, snobbish aunt Mrs. Reed and her violent, mistrusting cousins John, Georgiana, and Eliza. Then Jane is sent to live at Lowood, a boarding school for disadvantaged child ... f anybody in the world except John Reed; and this book about the Liar, you may give it to your girl Georgiana, for it is she who tells lies, and not I" (Bronte 33). Jane fervently confronts Mrs. Reed ...

(7 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

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 a physical ... ork of God, Hawthorne implies God created this flaw as a portrayal of the predestined sin. Although Georgiana appears perfect, she lives the life of a mortal, therefore she must carry the burden of Or ... burden of Original Sin. Aylmer blames Nature for this "fatal flaw of humanity" and attempts to rid Georgiana of this imperfection through scientific methods (Hawthorne 12). But as Hawthorne illustrat ...

(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?

Aylmer, a scientist, whom gives up his love for science and replaces it with the love for his wife, Georgiana. Georgiana is a delightful woman, whom is considered "perfect " with the exception of a bi ... he has been thinking about it for a while and knows what he's doing. Nathaniel Hawthorne's view of Georgiana is that she is a woman who knows she is beautiful and loves herself, but what her husband ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How does Bronte present "Jane Eyre" in chapter 1 and 2 of the novel?

ts died from tuberculosis, and Jane now lives with her Aunt, and her three cousins, Eliza, John and Georgiana Reed, they all live at Gateshead Hall, in the Victorian Era, orphans like Jane were ill-tr ... . Jane says that she is "humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John and Georgiana Reed." This sentence shows that Jane feels small and weak, compared to her cousins. Jane's ...

(9 pages) 13 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Wagner Matinee

letter he receives from his uncle, Howard Carpenter, a Nebraska farmer, informing him that his Aunt Georgiana is coming to Boston to handle a financial matter. Through his conversations with his inqui ... pringer, we learn that Clark was raised in Nebraska by his uncle, whom he clearly detests, and Aunt Georgiana after his parents had died. Clark has clearly chosen to distance himself from his rural Mi ...

(2 pages) 2915 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analyzing Jane Eyre

ontinuously causes Jane to be punished without provocation. She always has two female cousins named Georgiana and Eliza, who, according to their mother, are the example of ideal children. Both of whic ... he loved her aunt, for that would be a lie. To add to her aunt's intensifying fury, she states that Georgiana is the deceitful and lying one in the family. Jane continues on saying things such as "Whe ...

(12 pages) 1235 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Birthmark" And How It Related To Impericism

e is the embodiment of nature. The fact that the whole story is about removing a physical flaw from Georgiana's face when she is obviously beautiful demonstrates the degree, to which Alymer has allowe ... tory progresses Alymer sees the birth mark as progressively more repugnant when he originally found Georgiana beautiful. Alymer only sees Georgiana's superficial beauty and no longer sees her for her ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Georgians transformation

In "The Birthmark," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Georgiana's futile attempt to be flawless by cooperating in her own murder doesn't make her any wise ... especially because such a sacrifice does not earn her closeness with her husband. The character of Georgiana epitomizes the virtues upheld by the conventions of her time; she is beautiful, docile and ... nd substance of her face" (Hawthorne 11).The birthmark is differently interpreted by all. Initially Georgiana thinks of the birthmark, as "a charm," and Aylmer knows not "whether to term [the birthmar ...

(3 pages) 602 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

F-Eyre-y Tale

p jealousy toward Jane. Cinderella's evil step sisters take the form of Jane's three cousins: John, Georgiana, and Elizabeth. These three characters are the cause of much of Jane's childhood abuse. Ju ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Irony And Symbolism

ientific discovery. He was so arrogant and such a perfectionist he would sacrifice his beloved wife Georgiana for his crave for altering nature to conform to, what in his mind would be perfect. Georgi ... 363) The hand shaped birthmark was all that Aylmer felt kept her ?down to earth? and the removal of Georgiana?s only imperfection delivered her onto a place that someone with such inhumane qualities o ...

(6 pages) 62 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Symbolism in "The Birthmark"

iel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" narrates a story about a scientist named Aylmer, his beautiful wife Georgiana and the removal of a birthmark from her cheek. The birthmark is not significant simply bec ... hand though of the smallest pygmy size" (Hawthorne 417). However when placed upon the left cheek of Georgiana a woman perfect in every way except for that slight flaw it makes a world of difference. A ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers