Hooper wears to hide his face from the world. Other readers argue that the tale is purposefully ambiguous because the psychological and religious complexity it seeks to express could not be captured in a straightforward moral tale.
Hopper, has many hidden sins; furthermore, hidden sins is the main theme of the parable. Hawthorne develops the theme of hidden sins through his main character, Mr.
Hopper, a minister, wears a black veil that resembles a man hiding his past sins. Many people do not understand or even accept the veil over his face. The parson speaks of a secret sin; the audience soon relates the sermon to why he is wearing his black veil. The congregation feels that the sermon is given by someone else through Mr.
In the next section of the parable, Mr.
Hopper fronts the bewildered town at a funeral of a young lady. The parson is still wearing his black veil, even while he conducts the sermon for the funeral; however, the townspeople still thinks abstract thoughts about of their parson. The woman speaks of the parson as being ghostlike or even dead just because Hopper is wearing the mysterious black veil.
Hopper stood at the end of the crowd so he can remain unseen. Clearly, Hawthorne wants the reader to know that the minister does not fit with the rest of the town.
The crowd mood changes, and all of a sudden this mysterious black veil once again bewilders the people attending the wedding that feel suddenly scared of his cloth hanging from his face. Many of the people become gloomy just of the presence of this horrific black veil, which shows the power of hidden sins within people.
Towards the end of the wedding a significant event happens in the development of the theme, when Mr. Hopper is taking a drink of his wine for celebration of the married, he suddenly sees his face in the glare. After seeing himself in the glare, he drops the glass; therefore, the significance of this states that he is scared of his own sinful face.
Hawthorne finally reveals the main theme of the story when Mr.
Hopper finally confesses that he is wearing the veil because of morning of hidden sins. His lost love, Elizabeth, is still ignorant of the motivation of the wearing of the black veil after the passage years, as well as the townspeople.
Not only does Hawthorne display confused townspeople, he pictures other towns coming to gaze at the gloomy character whom is still wearing the mysterious black veil. As he is getting older he feels doubt in his mind, and Reverend Clark is by his side. Revered Clark once tries to take off the troubled veil, but still bothered by his hidden sins Mr.
This shows Hawthorne is keeping Mr. Although today is a much different society, there are still many examples of hidden sins in our society. In like manner, hidden sins still catches the attention of eager audiences even after many years.The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Witchcraft and a Black Veil The setting of “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne occurs in Milford, Massachusetts which is less than 60 miles from Salem, a small town famous for putting hundreds of people on trial and sentencing several to death as a result of accusing them of witchcraft.
The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Minister's Black Veil, published in Hawthorne's collection Twice-Told Tales (), is a perfect example of Hawthorne's contribution to the genre of Dark Romanticism.
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