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    To conceal one’s visage is to convey that they must be hiding something. The Minister’s Black Veil is a tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne that touches base with the troubled times of having to hide one’s secrets behind a simple, yet deeply interpreted black veil. Hawthorne’s tale is strong in characterization and setting, thus leading to the tone-- seclusion. Characters are simply humans molded to another’s preference. To be strong enough to stand the test of peers is a crucial sign of a character’s likeness, as stated in Minister’s Black Veil, lines 29-39. “”...shade before him, good Mr.Hooper walked onward, at a slow and quiet pace, stooping somewhat and looking on the ground, as is customary with abstracted men, yet nodding kindly to those…

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    Sadiya Patel is an Indian American Muslim and stated it was her choice to wear the hijab. Patel is the only girl in her family that wears the hijab and Patel said “The veil never stopped her from accomplishing anything” (Ingber, 2015, Muslim Women). Another girl that wore the hijab by personal choice was Safiya; she expresses how the hijab was part of her lifestyle and identified who she was (Ingber, 2015, Muslim women). Marjane Satrapi (2003) is an Iranian woman that voices that woman and girls…

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    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to grow up in a revolution and live in fear of what’s going to happen next? Marjane Satrapi goes through this while she grows up in the Islamic Revolution.In her book Persepolis, Marjane goes through the process of accepting and being aware of her religion, her loss of innocence, and the danger going on throughout Iran. In the 1980’s Islam became very prominent in Iran. Due to everything becoming more religious, women had to wear veils. This image…

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    “The Ministers Black Veil”: Judgement and People in Disguise In the story “The Ministers Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author reflects on how much people will judge a person on their appearance and what they are going through. Today, what a person wear, how they dress, or the way they act shows if they will be accepted by others. We tend to cover our secret sins, and judge others about theirs. “If I hide my face for sorrow, there is cause enough,” he merely replied; “and if I…

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    The Minister's Black Veil is a parable that has to do with a minister who wears a black veil in order to represent everyone's secret sin or inner sorrow. The minister, Reverend Mr. Hooper, believes that everyone carries a sin or inner sorrow around with them that they do not make known to the people around them. He wears the black veil because although his sin is visible to everyone, everyone else carries their black veil in their hearts. Nathaniel Hawthorne in this parable wants to show that…

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    In the “The Minister’s Black Veil” Nathaniel Hawthorne changes an ordinary black veil into a powerful symbol representative of the intangible barrier that exists between individuals. The veil is worn by the minister, Mr. Hooper, as a physical display of the psychological barrier. The black veil stands for fear and mistrust, that every person deals with while dealing with their own veiled sins. There are four main ways in which the meaning of the veil can stand for: the assumptions of the…

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    “The Minister’s Black Veil”, there are several themes, but the most ordinary and prominent is that everyone has secrets and sorrows hidden from others. In the story, the main character, Reverend Hooper, is a minister in a small Puritan community in Milford. The minister is described as wearing two folds of black crape, which entirely conceals his facial features other than his mouth and chin (240). This veil symbolizes many things, but most people assume that he has committed a serious sin…

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    The Minister’s Black Veil is one of the many short stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This short story takes place during the Puritan Age. The Puritan Age is when people believed that only God could create change in their hearts. They led very simple and plain lives. Hawthorne's main topic in this story is secret sin and how everyone has secret sin. Overall, Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil is a very powerful story and people should read it. Hawthorne begins his story in the Milford…

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    Right away, the sexton noticed that Mr. Hooper had a black veil on his face. Everything on his face was covered except his mouth and chin, I think this was because his smile and words are important to the mood of the story. The people begin to believe that Mr. Hooper had committed a sin and was using the veil to hide from God. Hawthorne had done something like this in The Scarlet Letter when Hester had to wear the “A”. “Yet perhaps the pale-faced congregation was almost of fearful a sight to the…

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    In Jonathan Edwards Sermon, “In the hand of an angry God.” his theme was that sinner will go to hell if they don't repent from sinning. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s text ‘the minister’s black veil” his theme was directed towards a life lesson. Edward’s sermon is more effective because of his use of language and style. In both texts “Edwards sermon” and “The minister's black veil” both authors use hyperbolic language in their texts. In “Edwards sermon” he states, “ His mere pleasure that keeps you…

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