Character Analysis: The Ministers Black Veil

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After reading the Ministers Black Veil we cannot assume that Hooper, the main character, has committed a dark and secret sin. We are, however, free to assume that Hooper is wearing the veil for a reason, one that may be greater than himself. The veil is a symbol of many things, all revolving around public hypocrisy. The townspeople are quick to judge The Minister for wearing such a sinful crape but they themselves overlook their own sins amongst the chaos of speculating the different crimes he must of committed to be wearing the veil. “He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face”. It is possible that no crime was committed but rather the veil was worn to show how unfaithful they truly were to their religion. The

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