Essay about Girls And Girls By Alice Munro And The Birth Mark

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In the short stories, Boys and Girls by, Alice Munro and The Birth Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne, each author has shown similarities of two young women who seem to change their appearance or personality to conform to the desires of strong male figures in their lives. Both authors use their talent in literature to express their societal views and the role women were expected to play in that time period. It was important that authors could use their talent of writing to express their own societal views and major topics in their literature.
In the story The Birth Mark, the main character eventually conforms and changes her appearance. The story Boys and Girls represents it because the main character shows a desire to conform to what her father wants in a child.
Both stories represent this but in The Birthmark, Georgiana’s eventual willingness to change her appearance and ultimately remove her birthmark that her husband found unattractive shows her conformity to her husband’s wishes. “Georgiana said he, has it never occurred to you that the mark upon your cheek might be removed?” “No, indeed,” said she, smiling; but, perceiving the seriousness of his manner, she blushed deeply. “To tell you the truth, it has been so often called a charm, that I was simple enough to imagine it might be so”(Hawthorne 291). Georgiana states that she never considered removing the birthmark and had never thought of it until her husband mentioned it. "If there be the remotest possibility of it,"…

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