February 19, 2017

Homework Help: English

Posted by Amy~ on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 1:50pm.

In the Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthrone.

What reasons does Hooper give for not wanting to remove his veil?

I came up with one reason: that there is a Black Veil on everyone

But what will the other reasons be?

"Why do you tremble at me alone?" cried he, turning his veiled face round the circle of pale spectators. "Tremble also at each other! Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil? What, but the mystery which it obscurely typifies, has made this piece of crape so awful? When the friend shows his inmost heart to his friend; the lover to his best beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a Black Veil!"

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