He must have committed an awful sin to have to put that veil over his head
man vs society
"I would not be alone with him for the world. I wonder he is not afraid to be alone with himself" (Hawthorne 4).
"Lift the veil but once, and look me in the face" said she."Never! It can not be!" Replied Mr Hooper"Then Farewell" said Elizabeth"(Hawthorne 9).
He wont even take the veil off for his fiance
you will not lift my veil!
Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and lo! on every visage a black veil" (Hawthorne 13).