The Minister's Veil Message Analysis

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An analysis of three messages from The Minister's Black Veil Most women use makeup to cover up what they don't want others to see. Or they are fearful of what society will say. They aren't confident about their own appearance, so they use makeup to hide behind what they have under the mask. Misener stated, “shows that 44% of women feel unattractive without any makeup on.” This proves that almost half the woman don't feel confident about their natural self. A man by the name, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a well known writer mostly known for writing The Scarlet Letter. In the book, The Minister’s Black Veil, written by Hawthorne, a minister covers his face with a black veil as he preaches to his town. He doesn't get treated very nicely by all of the townsfolk. In The Minister’s Veil three messages that can be found are, everyone wears a mask, people who are different can seem dangerous and what it is like staying true to your beliefs.…show more content…
The main character in the story, the minister, uses a veil to cover most of his face. After the first day of wearing it his wife talks to him and asks him to talk it off but he does not. But his response to this was, “Never! It cannot be !”(page 281) He yelled this too his wife and she did not take it very well. Her emotions that were felt about him wearing his mask was in some way fear, she was afraid of why he was doing this. Therefore she acted out and yelled. Botts stated, “the one common factor that influenced many people into their choices was fear.” When she choose to yell she showed how she was afraid. She could've been afraid of what he had done to have to wear the mask. Or maybe why he was
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