“The Minister’s Black Veil”
Sin is an issue that every human being has to deal with at one time or another in his or her lifetime. Sin is dealt with in many ways. Some people try to hide their sins, some try to push them aside and some try to deal with their sins in a more conventional way. The largest place for confessing sins in the world is the confessional booth at a
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what Hawthorne is trying to get across. The person wearing the veil is a minister, which shows the theme of character. The veil being black shows symbolism, and the corpse shuddering at the sight of Hopper’s unveiled face, shows symbolism. All of these examples prove Hawthorne’s point.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “The Minister’s Black Veil.” The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999. 320-328.