Essays on The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Original title The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre Short Story
Language English
Characters Aylmer, Georgiana, Aminadab, Berenice
Published 1843
ISBN 978-0-486-27085-8
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The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the story of scientist Aylmer, who is obsessed with removing a birthmark from his wife’s face. Aylmer believes the birthmark is a sign of imperfection and is repulsed by it. He convinces Georgiana to let him try to remove the birthmark with a potion. Georgiana agrees to take the potion, and Aylmer is successful in removing the birthmark. However, in the process, Georgiana dies. Aylmer is left alone with his obsession and his guilt.

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