The Birthmark

THe Birthmark

The Birth-mark IN THE latter part of the last century, there lived a man of science–an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy–who, not long before our story opens, had made experience of a spiritual affinity, more attractive than any chemical one. He had left his laboratory to the care of an assistant, cleared […]

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The Birthmark–wicked good essay

Earthly Imperfections Too often in this world does man attempt to perfect nature. Tampering with this sort of element most commonly leads to a disaster to come extent. Because man is never satisfied, he is constantly vying for perfection, regardless of the outcome. Such is the case in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birthmark.” Aylmer’s […]

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The Birthmark

The story “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the foolishness of striving for perfection. The author uses several elements of fiction to express this theme. He starts by giving a brief summary about who the main characters are. Aylmer is a very smart man who has a love of science. He’s into the spiritual world […]

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