Literary Analysys of the Birthmark

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conflict of Nature and Science

I. Introduction paragraph

II. Theme of the story
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III. Characterization
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    C. 3rd piece of evidence supporting this tool
IV. Symbolism
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V. Conclusion paragraph

I. Introduction

Hawthorne’s story “The Birthmark” is remote in time when there were no true kind of science and beliefs in the society which he stated in this story. Thus glare of contemporary reality immobilized his imagination. His creation as this story is more imaginative than reality of that era, though that imagination is true in some ways of life in modern era. Since Even today, people try to play “God” and change things that nature has put in place. Also there is conflicting characterization of Aylmer and Georgiana’s characters where Hawthorne used his imaginative art to tell society throughout the story which is still applicable in today’s era. But at the end of the day Hawthorne showed the fact that the birthmark is a part of creation of God and Nature and messing with them will result in what happened at the end of his experiment on Georgiana. That is the way Hawthorne showed his stand on that conflicting idea that judgment and perfection are Nature’s duties and science is not a creator or part of creation. There could easily be detected the confliction in some events how could someone like Aminadab possibly be working side by side with the intellectual scientist, Aylmer? How can Georgiana proceed with the experimental cure after reading Aylmer’s scientific journal and after witnessing firsthand the failure of the flower...
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