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...or someone, and if that something or someone happens to be marred, even in the slightest possible way, it is completely disregarded and shoved aside.
Overlooking the importance of Nature’s intended design greatly plagued Aylmer’s judgment. Nature, which is attributed to the grand design of human life, creates things “imperfect” in order to give things characteristics different than that of a deity. Georgiana’s birthmark “that sole token of human imperfection… Was the bond by which an angelic spirit kept itself in union with a mortal frame” (224). When Aylmer eliminated that crimson mark from his wife’s face, in order to be with a woman whose beauty was beyond eminence, he got rid of the only thing that was keeping his wife of human presence, “The spectral hand that wrote mortality” (215). Aylmer killed his trying to search for diamonds in a gold mine.
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