&lt;Tab/&gt;In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birth-mark," Georgiana says, "My poor Aylmer!" she repeated, with a more than human tenderness. "You have aimed loftily! -you have done nobly! Do not repent, that, with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best that earth could offer. Aylmer- dearest Aylmer- I am dying!" (Hawthorne 2214). This quote was a consequence of events that led to Georgiana's tragic death. Who
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have and without these little foibles we in essence would not be human. Today in our society many women make sacrifices to receive acceptance from those that they love. These sacrifices whether going under the knife to improve one's beauty or changing the way one feels ultimately should be one that the individual is comfortable with.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "The Birth-mark." The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter. New York: Houghton. 2002. 2204-2214.