Appearance In The Minister's Black Veil

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What It Appears To Be May Not Be What It Is In today's society people will categorize you and try to define the type of person that you are because of your way of your appearance or something you wear. The way a person appears may or may not define who they are as an individual, as seen in the story “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it explains how Minister Hooper was judged by the parishioners and townspeople because of the veil he wore when they didn’t even know why he wore it. Many people are judged because of what they wear and assume that if they dress a certain way it is because they are that way as a person. In the story “The Minister's Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mr. Hooper the church's minister is judged by this appearance. He is a minister in a church his job is about faith, and when being a minister appearance has a big part in it because when you are talking to someone you want to be able to see their face. The minister is young, good looking and always looking really put together there was nothing odd about him. It was time for church and a sexton stated, "But what has good Parson Hooper got upon his face?”( PAR 1) This quote explains how the people of the church were wondering what he was wearing. The parishioners were not used to change and the people were reacting to what he was wearing. According to Hawthorne, “There …show more content…

She started to wear all black for two weeks to school and everyone started to look at her as if something was wrong with her. Everyone was judging her thinking she was starting to become emo. When it was just her way of grieving for her loved family member that had just died. Just like in the story she was judged by everyone around her the same way Mr. Hooper was judged without evening knowing their reasons. Everyone was quick to judge her but no one asked her why she started dressing in black all of a

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