At the beginning of the “The Minister’s Black Veil,” everyone talked to Hooper but at the end no one did and the community wanted him to take it off. “In the minister's black veil the reverend Mr.Hooper startles his congregation by appearing for Sunday services with a black piece of cloth over his face. he wears the veil for the rest of his life, refusing to remove it even from his deathbed. he protests, he must display this symbol of evil to save as a moral example.” Mr.Hooper wore the black veil everywhere and his deathbed Mr.Hooper would not take it off because of his hidden sin. “love is there for Hooper, nut the veil prevents him from seeing or enjoying it” Love is always a present for Hooper.
When Curley's wife tries to talk to Lennie he refuses to speak to her, and she says “‘Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely’”(Steinbeck 86). Everybody on the ranch sees Curley’s wife as “jail bait” or bad news because she is a woman. Curley is overly protective of his wife, which causes his wife to be lonely because no one will talk to her because she is “bad news”.
Equally, important the black veil, the minister wears a symbol of the sin of man and of the minister himself, and it is a symbol of the natural sign people have. The veil is a visual reminder of the sins of people. the reason the people at the church being to feel uncomfortable around Mr. Hooper is because he is physical, with his veil, confronting them with their sins that have committed. Also, it symbolizes a crutch in the minister's life. He wears the black veil to hide his sins from his townspeople because he is seen as a good person and now that he wears the black veil everyone is scared to be around him or even confront him.
Elizabeth is heading out upset when Mr. Hooper says to her, “Oh! you know not how lonely I am, and how frightened to be alone behind my black veil. Do not leave me in this miserable obscurity forever!” The black veil caused for Mr. Hooper to lose his love. Both were really close but the black veil inferred in their relationship. However,
Notably, Steinbeck also isolates Curley 's wife from everyone on the ranch because she has to stay at home while everyone is out working and Curly does not want his wife to talk to anybody except for him, but since he is always working, it pressures her to talk to others and be rebellionent since she gets lonely by herself. “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Pg 85). “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can 't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.
The author makes no note of Maddie understanding Samantha’s situation, suggesting that disabilities are strange or outlandish. Samantha also thinks that if she tells Stuart, then he would leave her and she’d be “down to no one”. This insinuates that Samantha’s disease would create an unpleasant personality for Samantha, which furthers how disabilities are represented as an exclusion from society. Finally, Samantha had just blanked out (a symptom of NPC), and lost her National Debate Competition:“And then you realize everyone else is inside, being normal, and even your family can’t stand you and you are completely and utterly alone” (98). Samantha blames herself, or more specifically her disease, for
People of all ages and sizes are judged by their physical appearance and even the most righteous ones have committed at least one sin throughout their lives. As Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” develops, it becomes evident that everyone in society is consistently judging the protagonist, Mr. Hooper, upon how he perpetually wears his black veil; even when he is the ‘priest’ during a wedding or when he is conferencing with his fiancée, Elizabeth, who too has yet to see the face behind his black veil. In this short story, symbolism, which is the use of symbols to emphasize particular ideas by giving them symbolic meanings which are not close to their literal definition, is key to this story. Mr. Hooper’s black veil is a symbol
The book does not give her a name and refers to her as “Curley’s wife”. In the book, we notice Curley isolates her and she is not allowed to talk to anyone especially the workers. He runs around looking for her making a big show of caring about her but still goes to the local tramp house with the workers. He also fights with any worker who tries to talk to her except for Slim, because either he is scared of him or respects him. He does tries to pick a fight with Lennie and fails
They can completely ignore the law and others will have to make up for it. These members themselves are not even allowed to under mind their respective social classes. The people go out of their way to avoid the slightest possibility of insulting Miss Emily Grierson when Homer Brown is decomposing in her house. Townspeople complain to the town’s officials about the stink. It was so powerful that it is impossible for it to be coming from any living thing.
Else he gets mad." She once said to Lennie. Under those circumstances, Curley’s Wife could not talk to any of the guys at the bunkhouse. This neglect drove her insane. She had hoped to not Always be so lonely and have no one to talk to.