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The Birthmark - TWIST Analysis
By rebeccaray, Updated
The Birthmark Analysis
T - TONE
W - WORD CHOICE
I - IMAGERY
S - STYLE
T - THEME
Disgusted: Aylmer has a grotesque fascination with Georgiana’s birthmark. Instead of seeing it as a mark of uniqueness he see’s it as an imperfection.
Degregating, ineludible, sin, sorrow, death, decay, sombre, frightening, trouble, horror.
“The crimson hand expressed the ineludible gripe in which mortality clutches the highest and purest of 6 earthly mould...” The sight of the birthmark reminds Aylmer of Georgiana’s near perfection.
The narrator uses particular imagery and word choice in his description to illustrate Aylmer’s disdain and disappointment in Georgiana’s lack of perfection.
From a Puritan perspective, a possible interpretation for this short passage is that man in flawed and sinful. The lack of perfection he sees in Georgiana is in fact the imperfection in man.
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