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8 edition of Aminadab (French Modernist Library) found in the catalog.

Aminadab (French Modernist Library)

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • French (Language) Contemporary Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / French,
  • Literary

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJeff Fort (Introduction, Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7904908M
    ISBN 100803213131
    ISBN 109780803213135
    OCLC/WorldCa47971470

    Aylmer does not allow sunlight into his laboratory because it would ruin his experiments, so he instead uses chemical lamps to light the room. Still, to figure out how to remove the birthmark, Aylmer returns to his old pursuits concerning the chemical origins of life. He might be changing her very physical composition, but she seems fine with it, submitting entirely to his every whim. The presence of the birthmark, therefore, deeply disturbs him because it reminds him of his wife's humanity and mortality when he is on a quest for divine perfection. The narrative's mention of Aminadab's name Helaman41 and Mormon's echoes of it in Helaman3 Nephiand elsewhere have covenant and temple significance not only in their ancient scriptural setting, but for latter-day readers of the Book of Mormon today. The obvious associations of clay with Aminadab in the story would suggest that he acts as a symbol for all the imperfect, base qualities that render humans human.

    It shows that he sees the physical aspects of science as always having spiritual implications. It becomes less visible when she blushes, but is more visible when she is pale. A still, piercing voice spoke to them from seemingly out of nowhere, calling them to repentance, but they were too afraid to move. Aylmer, a well-known scientist, marries Georgiana who has a hand shaped birthmark upon her face.

    It is possible for those who have ceased to pray, to pray again. Aylmer exhibits a willingness to openly criticize his wife, and he makes it clear that he highly values perfection. However, his pride blinds him to the fact that his own experiments with the birthmark might have moral implications, as well. One day, Aylmer asks his wife whether she has ever thought about removing the birthmark on her cheek.


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Active Themes While Aylmer works, Georgiana reads the books in his laboratory, which recount the achievements of famous scientists throughout history. Active Themes. From it he turned away, went over to the Lamanites and took up his residence in the city of Lehi-Nephi, where Aminadab book dwelt B. She realizes that his achievements always fall short of the goals he originally sets.

A still, piercing voice spoke to them from seemingly out of nowhere, calling them to repentance, but they were too afraid to move. She asks about a vial of beautiful golden liquid that she imagines could be the elixir of life. They experienced their own heavenly flames, were filled with the Holy Ghost, and angels came down out of heaven to minister unto them.

But as time passes, he becomes more and more obsessed with it. For Aylmer, Georgiana came "nearly perfect from the hand of Nature" Georgiana replies that he has deceived her by pretending to be so confident in the treatment when he was actually very worried about it.

In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, Aminadab is a high priest. However, his pride blinds him to the fact that his own experiments with the birthmark might have moral implications, as well. When she wakes, it takes Georgiana a moment to remember where she is, and she automatically covers the birthmark with her hand.

Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations Aylmer finds Georgiana reading his books and scolds her for it, saying that reading his journal almost makes him go crazy, but Georgiana assures Aylmer that it has only increased her admiration of him.

Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations The next day, Aylmer tells Georgiana his plan to bring her to his laboratory, where he can closely monitor her while he treats the birthmark.

Aminadab, an Israelite, Greek: Ἀμιναδάβ, aminadab (G284)

Rather than accept the physical flaw and protect her safety, Aylmer performs a risky procedure to rid her skin of the mark, which results in her death. Aminadab is the only character who seems to have no desire to "perfect" Georgiana Hawthorne Aylmer, a well-known scientist, marries Georgiana who has a hand shaped birthmark upon her face.

Elder F. Many people, she says, have told her the mark is a charm, and she has always thought maybe they were right. Georgiana is shocked that he would even consider pursuing this kind of power, but Aylmer reassures her that he would never actually go after these discoveries.

They argued for many changes with one of them being a social change in their duties to be subdominant to males. Georgiana retorts that the only danger lies in the continued presence of the birthmark, which would make both of them go mad.

My People Are Willing: The Mention of Aminadab in the Narrative Context of Helaman 5

Georgiana submits to Aylmer and only cares about what he thinks of her, and she becomes the subject of one of Aminadab book dangerous, life-threatening experiments as a result. As a foil to Aylmer's moral ambiguity, Georgiana emerges as the story's true hero—she's infinitely more sympathetic and selfless than her husband.

Throughout the story, Aylmer makes claims about himself that are reminiscent of a deity. In the laboratory, Aylmer has created an environment entirely of his own making, excluding nature. The Boudoir as Heaven Georgiana's boudoir, where Aylmer secludes her for the period of her treatment, symbolizes heaven as created by the "god" that is Aylmer.

He feels confident that he can keep Georgiana perfectly safe in his lab. Indeed, Hawthorne describes him as such when he says, "With Some have speculated that the mark came from a fairy touching Georgiana at the moment of her birth and giving her those most alluring qualities that allowed her to attract so many men.

After some time during their marriage Aylmer and Georgiana decided to remove the mark through scientific means. However, he gave up on this attempt because nature makes it easy to mess things up, only rarely makes it possible to fix things, and definitely does not allow the creation of life from nothing.aminadab a-min'-a-dab (Aminadab): the King James Version: Greek form of Amminadab (which see).

Thus the Revised Version (British and American) (Matthew Luke ). Aminadab “My People Are Willing”: The Mention of Aminadab in the Narrative Context of Helaman ; Book of Mormon Stories: Nephi and Lehi in Prison; Sketch of "Lehi and the Pillar of Fire" KnoWhy #6- Why Does Nephi Always Go Down to the Wilderness, and Up to Jerusalem?

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