“The Birth-Mark” is about a woman who is perfect in every way possible, except she has an unpleasant birthmark on her face. Her husband demands perfection for her and wants the birthmark off her face for good. “With the morning twilight Aylmer opened his eyes upon his wife 's face and recognized the symbol of imperfection; and when they sat together at the evening hearth his eyes wandered stealthily to her cheek, and beheld, flickering with the blaze of the wood fire, the spectral hand that wrote mortality where he would fain have worshipped” (9). The question here is why does she have to be worshipped? The husband does not understand what real love is and only expects perfection. Like mentioned before, love comes in different ways. This story and example is about the love the wife has for her husband. When a man and female get married, they take a vow to love each other no matter what the circumstances. The love between these two characters is uneven to say the ...
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...res that the only way to obey his father’s wish is to do a sword duel. He is willing to give up his life to fulfill his father’s last wish. Hamlet’s love for his father is indescribable, and really shows a true definition of what love can do.
Love is expressed is many different ways through these different elements of literature. “The BirthMark” gives a more relationship type love, while “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day” gives a secret, more romantic way of showing love. Then there is Hamlet, which shows the absolute definition of true love through him and his father’s relationship. From the examples I have given you, I believe that there is only one thing to do. You must now not destroy the earth because you have the knowledge of love, and love can take you places you have never even dreamed of going. I trust you will make the right decision here.
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