Essay on The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Over time, the perception of beauty has revolutionized. The definition of beauty has changed either from body shapes or fashion. It is visible in history that fashion has changed drastically with men and women, and no matter what fashion is an important aspect through society. Fashion and beauty are often associate with each other for example in runway shows, a specific type of model is seen wearing the designer 's clothing. This model has a type of beauty that is considered an aesthetic through the fashion and model industry such as tall, lean body, defined jawline, etc. If one does not have these type of physical characteristics, it is difficult to build a career in the fashion or model industry. Therefore beauty plays an important factor in how society works. This is shown in “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the idea of being perfect or beautiful, supersedes everything even love. Aylmer, obsesses over the imperfections of his wife and consumes his time finding ways to correct these imperfections. In the end, Aylmer could not get over the flaws of Georgiana, his wife, which resulted in her death. No matter how much Aylmer loved his wife, he always saw the flaws of his wife and realized that she was human because every mortal contains imperfections. Nathaniel Hawthorne informs readers in the short story “The Birthmark” shows the fact that everyone has imperfections, whether they be physical or mentally, and how society influences one to try to remove these…

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