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The Ministers Black Veil
Updated: 8/28/2020
The Ministers Black Veil
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Storyboard Text

  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Mr. Hopper attends a funeral. "Mr. Hooper, pacing slowly his meditative way towards the meetinghouse. " (Hawthrone 235)
  • CLIMAX
  • Mr. Hopper comes to church and is wearing. a black veil. “But what has good Parson Hooper got upon his face?” cried the sexton in astonishment." (Hawthrone 235)
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Mr. Hoppers soon to be wife, Elizabeth asks him why he wears the vail and to take it off. “Take away the veil from them, at least.” (Hawthrone 242)
  • RESOLUTION
  • Mr. Hopper is on his death bed and is madabout people judging him for wearing a mask. "Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil?" (Hawthrone 246)
  • Mr. Hopper dies with a smile on his face. "Father Hooper fell back upon his pillow, a veiled corpse, with a faint smile lingering on his lips." (Hawthrone 246)
  • Mr. Hooper is buried with the black veil still on his face. "And good Mr. Hooper’s face is dust; but awful is still the thought, that it mouldered beneath the Black Veil!" (Hawthrone 246)
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