"But what has good Parson Hooper got upon his face"
"But what has good Parson Hooper got upon his face?"
"Of a certainty it is good Mr. Hooper"
People beginning arriving as the Sexton stood on the porch of Milford Meetinghouse.
EWWW here comes Parson Hooper what a weirdo still wearing the veil.
Sorry Hoops gotta run!!
The reaction of the congregation, as they receive their first glimpse of the Veil. At this particular part, the audience is more curious than anxious. This mood changes quite rapidly once the Parson Hooper refuses removal of the Veil.
"Never! It cannot be!"
Well I see this relationship isn't finna workout
The Congregation begins contemplating what's happening and who is underneath the veil.
How dare you expect for me to remove the veil about what sins my veil represent just to ease your anxiety and self-torment after the poor treatment I endured.
People began ignoring Mr. Hooper only interacting with him when they required his expertise.
He's going to take my SOUL!!!!
Elizabeth gives Mr. Hooper an ultimatum, remove the veil or we are threw. When Mr. Hooper decides to keep the veil on, it shows how invested and important the symbolism of his sins are to him.
On his deathbed, Mr. Hooper refuses the Reverands request to remove the veil with the threat of a poor remembrance as an incentive. Mr. Hooper retorts "Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil?". Hooper is basically saying he was rejected by the public because he showed his sins cosmetically rather than trapped within, locked behind his face. At this point, Hawthorn shows the insignificance of the details of Hooper's Sins with the metaphor about sins being hidden behind faces, showing everyone has them.