Georgina And The Birthmark Analysis

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Georgina is presented as a figure that could somewhat be considered as the epitome of the beauty of a woman. Rather than viewing the birthmark as a complement to her beauty, he sees it as a flaw that he must get rid of to guarantee that she remains beautiful to him. At no point does he stop to ask her opinion on the issue showing that it did not matter what she thought. All that mattered is that as her husband he did not like the birthmark and thus she had to get rid of it to make him happy. This is a clear indication life in a society where the differences in gender are used to exploit, divide, and isolate women. One of the biggest rifts between men and women in the society even today is the fact that women are expected to meet the ideology…show more content…
He decides that he can tolerate everything about his wife except the birthmark, which to him was a primary indication of just how imperfect his wife was. He obsesses over the issue and insists that she must get rid of it irrespective of the threat that this poses to the life of his wife. Irrespective of how Georgina feels about the issues, he insists as the only way he can be with her is if she met his perception of what an ideal wife should look like. And this is an issue that is still prevalent in the society even today. Women fail to realize that their self-worth goes way beyond their physical appearance and are willing to go to such great lengths that they believe will make people in the society accept them. The main concern, however, is the fact that the said standards are set by the men in the society, and women still feel the need to abide the…show more content…
This scene marks the way in which the society has set different gender roles for people in the society. It gives one the notion that science and intellect is not something that a woman should delve into as it may eventually turn out to be a little too much for them to handle. This setting mirrors the reality of what happens in society, and even in today’s modern
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