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Feminist View of Aylmer By the end of the eighteenth century science had found its way into the advancement of humankind in the realm of medicine Men believed they could cure and save all creatures on earth from their flaws and defects Aylmer in Nathaniel Hawthornes The Birthmark is one such character Aylmer is a scientist who strives for perfection so much so he believes his newly wed wife Georgiana would be the ideal loveliness if her birthmark were removed Stacy Tartar Esch believes the birthmark in the short story is the symbol mens incapability to accept women as their equals Instead men need an ideal vision of what they believe a woman should be men need to feel that their woman is his ideal A woman is neither a woman nor a person but an object that can be fixed into mens ideal The woman is void of her actual humanity and is no longer human Tatar Esch link 14 The ideal vision for Aylmer is Georgiana without her crimson colored mark that lies upon her cheek He sees Georgianas mark as a flaw of natures hand and if it were removed then she would be the perfect woman Aylmers distain for the mark becomes more apparent because he sees it as the symbol of his wifes liability to sin sorrow decay and death Hawthorne 170 This mark creates a world of pain for Aylmer he cannot go beyond looking at her appearance Aylmer looks at his wife and sees the hand that taints her soul Aylmer is the typical male he believes he can fix anything even his poor wife He can solve her problems and take on the task of removing her mark Aylmer would be considered a genius if he can remove the crimson stain upon the snow Hawthorne 170 Aylmer sees Georgiana as his means to become a scientific master He would become known as the man who could
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