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Minister's Black Veil
Updated: 9/16/2020
Minister's Black Veil
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Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • "Mr. Hooper had on a black veil. On a nearerview it seemed to consist of two folds of crape, which entirely concealed his features, except the mouth and chin, but probably did notintercept his sight, further than to give a darkened aspect to all livingand inanimate things."
  • Climax
  • "The subject had reference to secret sin, and those sad mysteries which we hide from our nearest and dearest, and would fain conceal from our own consciousness, even forgetting that the Omniscient can detect them."
  • Falling action
  • “Lift the veil but once, and look me in the face,” said she.“Never! It cannot be!” replied Mr. Hooper.“Then farewell!” said Elizabeth.
  • Resolution
  • "Dying sinners cried aloud for Mr. Hooper, and would not yield their breath till he appeared; though ever, as he stooped to whisper consolation,they shuddered at the veiled face so near their own."
  • "Father Hooper fell back upon his pillow, a veiled corpse, with a faint smile lingering on the lips."
  • "Still veiled, they laid him in his coffin, and a veiled corpse they bore him to the grave."
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