Dr. V. Paul Hitchcock
8 Feb 2012
Short Story Essay
In The Birthmark, Aylmer, who is a well- known scientist, marries Georgiana who at birth received a birthmark on her left cheek that looked like a small handprint. After being married Aylmer for some time he did not like the birthmark that was on her cheek and asked if she ever wanted it removed. She too decided that since her husband did not like the birthmark and she did not want to be a disgrace to her husband that she would have the birthmark removed. He then took her to his lab and he got to work on something that was going to get the birthmark to go away. Georgiana said over and over that if he ...view middle of the document...
Unlike Aylmer, his under worker Aminadab thought that she was beautiful with the birthmark. When Aylmer brings Georgiana to the lab he states, “If she were my wife, I’d never part with that birthmark.” Even though Aylmer found the birthmark a disgrace there are others that think it not to be. If Georgiana would have realized that in the beginning and did not want to risk her life just because she is a disgrace to her husband she could have found a better person that loves her for who she is on the inside and the out. Aylmer could not look past the birthmark and it cost Georgiana her life. There are many people that would look past the physical part of someone and that are who they fall in love with. There does have to be some attraction to that person when you do fall in love is falling for what is on the outside and the inside. There are some people that do not follow that rule and only go for the prettiest or the most handsome guy on the block.
After she tried the potion and the birthmark disappeared she messed with what God wanted her to look like. He makes us to be unique. There are many people that change what the look like because they feel they are not pretty or handsome and it is wrong. There is a reason why they made you look the way you are. Now there are many people having plastic surgery and messing with how they look because they feel they are “ugly” when they are truly not. They are just self-conscious about their looks or they may have been picked on by bullies. Either way when you mess with what God has made you be it has some consequences. In Georgiana’s case she dies. She wants to make her husband happy because he does not like her birthmark and she has him try to remove...