Monday, January 6, 2020

Analysis Of The Poem The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Humans possess the desire to be perfect, which simply does not exist on earth and can only be achieved in dreams or in death and is explained in â€Å"The Birthmark† by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Despite wanting to be perfect, humans also desire the need to love and to be loved in return, which often leads to unhappy, bad, forceful relationships as expressed in â€Å"Living In Sin† by Adrienne Rich. Within our human lives we often desire to be labeled by who and what we are so we can know our place in this world; which is pointless because in the end death does not care who you were and â€Å"Color—Caste—Denomination—â€Å" by Emily Dickinson is an example of this. However, Super Sad True Love Story portrays humans who possess multiple harmful, pointless desires. Whether it is to live forever and look younger, to love someone because it is better than being alone, or ranking to know their purpose in the world, Super Sad True Love Story shows how these t hings end in a result not perfectly lovable at all. Through science, â€Å"The Birthmark† by Nathaniel Hawthorne pursues the human desire of perfection that ends in a tragedy due to the desire itself because there is no such thing as perfection in the world. Aylmer, a scientist, becomes obsessed with the birthmark his wife, Georgina, has on her cheek that ends up being all that he sees when he looks at her. He believes that if Georgina didn’t have â€Å"this slightest possible defect†, she’d be perfect (139). Georgina believes it’s a natural beauty and herShow MoreRelatedNathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter1230 Words   |  5 Pages Nathaniel Hawthorne is an American novelist, who writes and focuses on sin, punishment, and atonement. However, he mainly focuses on the Puritan legacy. Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. From 1825-1837, Hawthorne perfected his writing and spent this time to help generate ideas for his novels and poems. One of the most well known novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne is â€Å"The Scarlet Letter.† The Scarlet Letter helped Hawthorne’s career to become one of the most successful of hisRead MoreSimilar Gothic Elements in the Work of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne2436 Words   |  10 PagesWork of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe are considered masters of American gothic fiction. They used similar gothic elements in their writing and used it to build up a sense of impending doom. Even today numerous readers enjoy, study, and discuss the gothic elements both utilized in their work. Gothic writing is a style that is concerned with the dark side of society, an evil that lies within the self. Poe and Hawthorne contributed stories which

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