Alymer is so wrapped up in his own world that he forgets reality, for he “senses that escape from the human condition is hubr...
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...n Aylmer’s obsession of removing her birthmark, so she encourages him to do what is required so that their lives won’t be torn apart by this birthmark of hers, as to have it removed, even if it is to take her life.
Through the actions of Aylmer’s obsession, greed, guilt, sin, his intolerance to imperfection and his ability to not except himself for who he is, he must therefore, reap what he sowed. Giving Georgiana the poison to drink, watching as the mark faded away; Aylmer feels he had successfully rid himself from the imperfection that troubled him so, unknowing the birthmark was actually the key to Georgiana’s heart and her life. As the poison took hold of her life she said to Aylmer “do not repent that with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best the earth could offer” (Fetterly 172) and then she died, leaving Aylmer alone and empty.
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