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The Birthmark 2 - Online Term Paper

The Birthmark 2


Response Paper #2: “The Birthmark”
1. Our society tends to be obsessed with the idea of physical perfection. How does our society manifest that obsession? How is the “Birthmark” an early version of our modern obsession with physical perfection?
Our society has many ways of manifesting its obsession with physical perfection. In our society people go to extreme lengths to achieve perfection. The “Birthmark”, written more than a century ago, is an early version of our modern obsession with physical perfection.
Society manifests its obsession with physical perfection by having surgical procedures done on daily basis. These surgeries allow for almost any ...

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for physical perfection, much like we do today. In addition they manifested their obsession with physical perfection much like we do today. Georgiana was born with a crimson birthmark in the shape of a hand. This birthmark was on her cheek. One day Georgiana discovers that this birthmark “shocks” her husband and he is deeply bothered by it. Georgiana finally realizes this after Alymar says “Georgiana . . . has it ever occurred to you that the mark upon your cheek might be removed?” After discussing the birthmark several times with her husband, a talented scientist, Georgiana decides to have it removed by him. It is never stated in full detail exactly how Alymar is going to remove this birthmark, we assume that it will be a surgical procedure. At one point in the story Georgina says to her husband “If there be the remote possibility of it . . . let the attempt be made at any risk.” This is the point at which Georgina shows what she is willing ...

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Added: 11/8/2008 06:01:37 AM
Category: English
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