The Birth-Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” has an Edgar Allan Poe “Tell-Tale Heart” feel to it, with themes of desire, love, fascination and obsession. In “The Birth-Mark”, Aylmer, a scientist, has become sickened and disturbed by a small birthmark shaped like a tiny hand on the face of his wife, Georgiana. He believes she is perfection, but … Continue reading The Birth-Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne