What do you see as Aminadab’s role in the story?

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In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1843 short story "The Birthmark ," Aminadab is Aylmer's servant, who does Aylmer's bidding in the laboratory. He is described as having "great mechanical readiness" to assist Aylmer, but he possesses no intellectual ability to understand the particulars of Aylmer's scientific pursuits. He supplies the brawn and the apparently emotionless capability to do whatever Aylmer wants without question, though he...

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