The Ministers Black Veil Essay - Elmore 1 Alexis Elmore Mrs Smith English 2 The Minister\u2019s Secrets Nathanial Hawthorne was an American novelist dark

The Ministers Black Veil Essay - Elmore 1 Alexis Elmore Mrs...

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Elmore 1Alexis ElmoreMrs. SmithEnglish 2November 13, 2019The Minister’s SecretsNathanial Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romance, and short story writer. Hewas born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. His short story The Minister’s Black Veilwas writtenin 1832 with the main theme of secret sin. Mr. Hooper, a new minister in this short story, presented himself wearing a black veil. This caused turmoil within the community, as people didn't like the idea of the veil. Throughout this story, the reader can identify many secrets.First, the story begins with the sexton crying in bewilderment, “but what has good ParsonHooper got upon his face?”(Hawthorne). This is the beginning of the secrets hidden under that veil. The Minister’s Black Veil. Mr. Hooper wears a black veil over his face on all accounts within the neighborhood, but no one knows why. “That mysterious emblem was never once withdrawn...it threw its obscurity between him and the holy page”(Hawthorne). The daily churchgoers began to fear the minister but that did not stop him from keeping his secret.
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