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The Birth-Mark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The story by Nathaniel Hawthorne gives the analysis of Aylmer, who was suggested to be a very skillful scientist with experience in spiritual well-being. The story gives an analysis of the way he carried his duties from one perspective to another. On occasion, he left his laboratory work to be taken care of by his assistant (Hawthorne, 2). On this occasion, he washed his hands of chemicals and asked the beautiful woman, Georgiana, to be his wife.

There were very miraculous discoveries in those days, and the discovery of electricity marked many of the surprises then. It was just very uncommon for the love of any given scientist to be in the completion of the love of the woman, but in this case, it happened. His love with the young woman could only be strong if they could all love science, as it was his strong bond. In those days, such marriage and love took place for a purpose. One day, after they got married, Aylmer saw his wife in trouble. “Georgiana’’ He said, “Have you ever considered that the mark upon your cheek might be removed”? “No,” she said, smiling. But seeing the seriousness of his question, she said, “The mark has so often been called a charm that I was simple enough to imagine it might be so.” “Shocks you!” cried Georgiana, deeply hurt (Hawthorne, 5). Her face reddened, and she burst into tears. “Then why did you marry me? You cannot love what shocks you!”

There was a birthmark on the left cheek of his wife, Georgiana, which was deeply in her skin. The mark was by birth, and it was very red in color. In the process of Georgiana blushing, her birthmark was less visible, but after turning pale, the mark became highly visible. Based on the emotions in her heart, the mark could be either seen or just not seen. It was shaped like just a small, kind human being hand. Those who fall in love with her at first assume that the hand mark on her cheek is because she touched her cheek when she was born, and it is a magical fairy. In this case, the man of the lovers is said to have put their life at risk by kissing the birthmark on her cheek. In this case, some other people had a different opinion about the birthmark. Some of the people said that the mark destroyed the beauty of Georgiana’s face (Usedom & Elizabeth 1173). The lovers and men who were observers and did not like the mark wished it could be washed away so that they were not able to see it on her cheek anyway. After their marriage, Aylmer discovered it was all about his case. He found her to be beautiful by the mark in consideration f how perfect she was and therefore the mark had become so unbearable. In this case, Aylmer considered the mark on his wife’s cheek to be the symbol of determination when she is sad or sick. With time,e the mark caused a lot of pain to him as that beauty so far had not given pleasure to him. In the time when they should be at their happiest point, Aylmer thought about how he could get away with the mark from his wife. Georgiana feared her look. “Do you remember, dear Aylmer, about the dream you had last night about this hateful mark?” she asked with a weak smile. “None! None whatever!” answered Aylmer, surprised (Hawthorne, 7).

It was from then that Georgiana cooperated to make sure that by being married by scientists, the mark could be removed. They all went to the Aylmer laboratory, where he made every effort to remove the mark from his wife. Successfully, in an application of his scientific skills, he had the mark removed from his wife’s cheek by chemical application, and this marked the death of her wife since after the mark disappeared from her cheek, she died since the mark had linked her life (Hawthorne, 19).



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