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All three stories Dr Heidegers Experiment The Birthmark and Rappaccinis Daughter have several things in common The first similarity being that they all involve a young and beautiful woman that in every story ends up dieing an ironic death at the hand of her lover In The Birthmark the woman drank a potion for her husband even though she knew it would kill her and all of this was a result of her husband trying to perfect her In Rappaccinis Daughter the woman was born poisonous and killed what ever she touched She fell in love and transformed her lover to be the same way Her lover wasnt happy with this and gave her an antidote for the poison they were made from in hope of returning to normal She knew full well it would kill them but she drank it anyway because she saw her self as an imperfection in her lovers eyes In Dr Heidegers Experiment the good doctor talked about his love and how on the eve of their wedding he gave her medicine to try to rid her of a minor mental disorder but ended up killing her In all of these examples its the same The woman dies at the hand of her lover because they wish to perfect what they already had An other thing all the stories have in common is that they all involve flowers that play an important role by foreshadowing In Dr Heidegers Experiment he puts a rose in the elixir of life to test it and it bloomed When his companions drank and knocked the pitcher containing the elixir and the flower over it shriveled up and died Soon after his friends returned to being old In The Birthmark the scientist gave a flower his potion before his wife and a short while later it foreshadowed his wifes death by the potion when it dried up and died In Rappaccinis Daughter flowers were
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