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Minister's Black Veil Plot
Updated: 9/16/2020
Minister's Black Veil Plot
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  • Mr. Hooper comes to church with a black crape veil over his eyes and nose.
  • Mr. Hooper's veil made the townspeople unsure, and made them feel like they knew their dark secrets and sins. The veil makes him a better priest because people think he knows their sins.
  • Mr. Hooper's fiance leaves him when he refuses to take off the veil, even for her. He continues to wear the veil for years after she leaves.
  • On his death bed, Mr. Hooper or Father Hooper, refuses to take off the veil. "Then deem mea monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a Black Veil!” (Hawthorne)
  • Father Hooper died with a smile on his face after he revealed the truth about everyone having veils.
  • Father Hooper was buried with the veil on his face.
  • I think that this was a good ending for this story because it showed that everyone has sinned, and the people of the town alienated him for something that they all metaphorically have.
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