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She felt how much more precious wassuch a sentiment, than that meaner kind which would have borne with theimperfection for her sake, and have been guilty of treason to holy love, bydegrading its perfect idea to the actual" (1271). Georgiana hasthought about Aylmer's love and what she must do to keep it, but she also has aself-insight that Aylmer lacks. She assures him that she is ready to die because"life is but a sad possession to those who have attained precisely thedegree of moral advancement at which I stand," and Alymer knows that heronly blemish is the physical birth-mark as "there is no taint ofimperfection on [her] spirit" (1271). At her death, Georgiana treatsAlymer "with a more than human tenderness" as she affirms his actionsas part of a noble and lofty venture. Her dying words, "Do notrepent, that, with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best thatearth could offer," attempt to diminish Alymer's guilt, but as theauthor, Hawthorne has the final word: "Yet, had Aylmer reached aprofounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness, which wouldhave woven his mortal life of the self-same texture with the celestial. The momentary circumstance was too strong for him; he failed to look beyond theshadowy scope of Time, and living once and for all in Eternity, to find theperfect Future in the present" (1273).

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Doctor Rappaccini commits the unpardonableHawthornian sin by caring "infinitely more for science than for mankind."Like Young Goodman Brown, Giovanni is unable to accept the sexuality andsinfulness of Beatrice.

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Giovanni, the lover, is Hawthorne's most flawed male in "Rappaccini's daughter" because hislove is itself flawed. Described initially as a young man away from homefor college and ripe for heartbreak, Giovanni has his first glimpse into thegarden and becomes fascinated by the doctor, his daughter, and therelationships between the Rappaccinis and the plants of the garden, but we getno indication that he considers himself in love. Hawthorne mentions thatyoung Giovanni buys a bouquet of fresh flowers almost as an aside, and whenGiovanni throws the flowers to Beatrice as a tribute, he does it withoutthinking, "scarcely knowing what he did" (1292). He is characterized as a man of "quick fancy" without the subsequent deepemotions, and Hawthorne describes Giovanni's feelings toward Beatrice in termsof opposites, using words and phrases not usually associated with heroic lovelike "a fierce and subtle poison," "a madness" and"love and horror." When faced with evidence (the incidents withthe lizard, the butterfly, and the wilting bouquet) and tales of Beatrice'spoisonous nature, he begins to doubt the truth of his love fairly quickly, andhe fluctuates between ardent love and distrust until he realizes the extent ofRappaccini's experiment and blames Beatrice for his now poisonous body.

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