Richard D. Davis II
Dear Professor Froisy,
I have chosen to write about the relationship between the characters in The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I feel that the story between them with all of their emotions really tells a true story in how relationships are played out in today’s society and that it can offer a lot of insight to those who take a moment and see how it would apply to their lives as well. I am hoping that I can manage to make this entire essay make sense without too much rambling but if I am being honest this type of writing is probably the hardest for me as I do not have any real connection to it and do not actually find it to be very interesting overall. But I suppose that is what can make the difference between a good writer and just an average one.
June 16 2013
Flaws That Rend
In every life we live with flaws, sometimes these are simple flaws and other times they are of great nature. The one thing that will always haunt us as a human race will be flaws because our minds cannot simply turn off the switch that does not see these things. We are creatures that seek acceptance and we do that by attempting perfection in all things we do. This story concerning The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne will show how the relationship between the two characters was ultimately decided by one simple flaw.
In the setting with Aylmer and Georgiana what we gather is that she was basically a perfect woman to look at except for the simple flaw of a birthmark on her right cheek. While this was not enough to keep him from deciding to marry her it is something that seems to haunt him during their marriage and he wants to have her get it removed in order to see his wife at complete perfection.
As you can imagine, this is a great tension creator because she even states “You cannot love what shocks you!” (pg 89). So through this entire material...