Therefore, she begins to view it negatively as a flaw.As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.
This is not something she has considered since other people in her life, especially men, have always seen it as a “charm”.
Aylmer being an amazing scientist almost sees himself as god and Seeing himself as god like, he thinks he can remove it and make her perfect.
The birthmark is a compelling story of one man’s obsession with his scientific ability to produce perfection.
Aylmer, a scientist, is married to a Georgiana who is a very beautiful woman.
Hawthorne shows these Romantic ideals in his short story 'The Birthmark' by focusing on obsessive love and the conflict between nature and science.
When the story starts, we learn that it's about two young newlyweds: Aylmer and Georgiana.Aylmer is a scientist and possibly a sorcerer whose very name means “noble and famous”.He made many discoveries in his laboratory about the powers of nature and as a young man, earned the “admiration of all the learned societies in Europe.” (Hawthorne 228). I have already given this matter the deepest thought-thought which might almost have enlightened met to create a being less perfect then yourself, I feel myself fully competent to render this dear cheek as faultless as it’s fellow; and then, most beloved, what will be my triumph, when I shall have corrected what nature left imperfect, in her fairest work!Romantic period authors, like Nathaniel Hawthorne, a popular example of a Romantic author from the 19th century, believed that people were getting too dependent on science.They wanted to remind people that there was nothing more powerful than human emotion and nothing more beautiful than nature.This lesson will look at the themes of obsessive love and the conflict between science and nature. In modern times that's a word we use to describe someone loving and thoughtful.But in literature, being a romantic didn't have anything to do with sending flowers or preparing candle-lit dinners.In 'The Birthmark,' Nathaniel Hawthorne includes a variety of themes.The two most powerful are obsession and the conflict between nature and science.Georgiana knows that her birthmark disgusts him and, having grown up not bother at all by it, begins to hate it herself.He asks if she has ever considered having it removed.