Analysis Of The Minister's Black Veil By Nathaniel Hawthrone

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The Minister's Black Veil: Nathaniel Hawthrone
Nathanial Hawthorne was known for his ominous opinions of secrets and sin, in both his literary work and his own life. The novelist was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1804. He was thought to have loathed his family's dark past. Nathaniel's ancestors were responsible for the deaths of many early settlers. One of his ancestor's William Hathorne, was known for his harsh punishments among the Quakers. Nathaniel's great-great grandfather, John Hathorne, served as a judge during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. He was notoriously nicknamed "The Hanging Judge". This first paragraph is all factual and you should have a citation for it. In addition, TurItIn.com identified the yellow highlighted sentence
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Father Hooper decides to start wearing a black veil over his face, on the morning of the Sabbath. The town was confused with this act at first, but then they grew to despise it. Many concerned individuals begged him to remove the pieces of crape. One of the characters Goodman Gray exclaimed "Our parson has gone mad!"(Hawthorne, & Crews, ,1967, page # is missing), I question if this is an accurate citation as Hawthorne died in 1884 and this appears to be from a book form 1967.as a result of the mystery behind black …show more content…
Having two well-known ancestors who were both single handedly responsible for punishing those who had sinned, influenced his work a great deal. Nathaniel was able to give his readers a glimpse into how full of fear the people of Salem were. You could almost feel sympathy for those who were against his main characters in both of the stories, because they were more afraid of facing their own consequences.
Hawthorne's story titled Young Goodman Brown was another piece of his work that continued the theme between good and evil. In the story, a man leaves his wife for one night and has an encounter with the devil, that further changes the way he had viewed his own life. Goodman Brown's wife was named Faith, which symbolized him leaving his own faith behind to explore life without the constant suppression of the church.
During Goodman Brown's journey through the night, he met a man who was the older version of himself. The man told Brown that “Evil is the nature of mankind" ( incorrect citation). This quote ties in with the Good vs. Evil theme, because the man who is presumed to be the devil, is telling Goodman Brown that sins are in our

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