Exposition, Many are confused about the veil but some sat he has gone mad "“He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face.”“Our parson has gone mad!” cried Goodman Gray, following him across the threshold. "
Conflict, The minister cannot let anyone see his face under any circumstance, this is an external problem with the rest of the world, but he is currently fighting and internal battle with himself
Rising Action, His fiancee leaves him because of the veil
Climax, he is put on his death bed"Who, but Elizabeth! And there lay the hoary head of good Father Hooper upon the death pillow, with the black veil still swathed about his brow, and reaching down over his face"
Falling Action, his veil will be removed at his death
Resolution, he exclaims that everyone else has a black veil and then he dies with a smile. I think this is an effective end because it gives us a lesson and tells us why he had a veil, and that is that he had sinned, but so had everyone else