Hooper’s face!” “Something must surely be amiss with Mr. Hooper’s intellects,” observed her husband, the physician of the village. “But the strangest part of the affair is the effect of this vagary, even on a sober-minded man like myself. The black veil, though it covers only our pastor’s face, throws its influence over his whole person, and makes him ghostlike from head to foot. Do you not feel it so?” “Truly do I,” replied the lady; “and I would not be alone with him for the world. I wonder he is not afraid to be alone with himself!” “Men sometimes are so,” said her husband.
The veil makes its first appearance on the day of her funeral, and Reverend Hooper says that it is a sign of mourning, but mourning who? He is obviously speaking of this young maiden (Hawthorne 5). Some believe that there is even a deeper secret between the young lady and Reverend Hooper and that is that he has received a sexually transmitted disease (Emmett 103). It would be a huge scandal in his church if anyone were to find out and that is why he keeps it very quiet. He then goes on to make a sermon on secret sin only to make it clear that he is hiding something.
He would break a, very high, cultural expectation at the time by not attending church (Due mostly to his personal disagreements with the reverend). However, a big cause for his internal conflict was the affair he had with Abigail Williams ,and how in the event of the witch trials he had to overcome what was expected
He does not know what to believe but he knows something is going on. John gives Hale information that helps urge him to question the court and the truth. What finally puts Hale over the edge to believing is that he finds out Rebecca Nurse has been accused of witchcraft and killing eight babies. “I am a stranger here, as you know. And in my ignorance I find it hard to draw a clear opinion of them that come accused before the court.
Boo Radley and his isolation from Maycomb County, the racial aspects of Tom Robinson, and the decision Atticus Finch makes as a lawyer, to defend a black man has all made them fall in the hands of Maycomb’s prejudice ways. In Maycomb, people fear what they do not know and what is unusual to them, hence shaping the rumours of Boo Radley to cope with the unknown. Considering he is unseen from the public eye, and has a messy past, many begin to fantasize what is happening with him currently by constructing stories. Anyone who claims that they know information on Boo, have no proof or firsthand experience to support it as the truth. Scout knows that Jem’s information source on Boo Radley is from another individual and their fantasies, “So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighbourhood scold, who said she knew the whole thing.”
This led Brown to abandon his love of God as a means to overcome temptation. But In the same way Brown held steadfast to his decision of not using the staff. In spite of his strength so far once Brown heard Faith’s voice he used the staff for his main source of strength had left him. After Young Goodman Brown’s encounter at the ceremony he changed his outlook on life. When he returns to Salem he distrusts everyone who was at the devil’s ceremony.
Hooper, inside the story of “The Minister’s Black Veil”, has become such a figure in his town to when it came time for a young woman’s funeral, several suspected that there was some kind of supernatural play at hand. From how they suspected that Mr. Hooper could’ve easily been walking alongside, hand-in-hand, with her spirit to how a few swore they saw her corpse shake as he kissed the late woman’s forehead (343). This builds upon the aspect of the human mind known as paranoia, in a sense. When the human mind can find no explanation for a phenomena, the brain shifts to delusions which could ‘explain’, imaginatively and not scientifically, what had occurred. This is prominent throughout history and shown heavily in some literature, and it only makes sense that delusions and ‘supernatural’ effects took place within a story written in the Romantic era, when imagination and emotions over the mind were placed as a higher priority than reason.
The way this all started was that the people who were accused of being witches were acting funny. Studies that were tested later said the reason why was because of something they ate. The people of the town were worried about these people because of rumors that were about these people. As the author says in the article, “One night, while trying to see the faces of their future husbands in an egg white dropped in a glass of water, one girl believed she saw the shape of a coffin” (Zeglin). Because the people thought they were seeing into the future, they had to be witches.
Pawn brokers are hard faced and disbelieving for a reason, they basically think that everyone who walks into their shops are liars due to that fact they have been subjected to it for years . When I became an estate agent it wasn't long before I discovered peoples' natural mistrust, but what was more disconcerting was the lies people told me. I learned the hard way at a cost. They say when we are born we have only two fears the fear of falling and the fear of being alone. Our parents, coupled with our environment (the people we associate with, our music and the literature we read), as we grow older, dictate what we fear.
Today we live in a society where safety doesn 't come without a cost. We thought the Martin Luther King Jr speeches were over and the changes had been established, but needless to say we as a black society continues to live in fear ,vulnerability and scrutiny just because the of color of our skin and not the content of our character. Why must black boys and men feel apprehensive at the sight of the police? Why should mothers of black boys fear their child 's life could be exterminated anytime they walk out the front door,from those who should be there to protect them. Police Brutality ranges from assault and battery to mayhem, torture, and murder.
John Proctor’s fears manifest when he resists in allowing Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale post his name on the church door that he has practiced witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who has had an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as a maid in the Proctor’s household. When Elizabeth discovers that her husband and Abigail have committed adultery, she fires Abigail. Driven by lust and jealousy to own Proctor for herself, Abigail aspires to terminate Elizabeth by playing her Mafia-like games and forcing the other Salem girls to participate (I. 460-473).