Minister's Black Veil Thesis

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(Attention Getter) Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil talks about how everyone has a secret sin because of the symbols and words he uses. The Minister’s Black Veil has many interpretations behind the story. I believe the best meaning behind the story is that the veil is a device that is used to dramatize that everyone has a secret sin and that we should not judge others. Hawthorne believes the Puritan belief, that people are sinful, but he doesn’t care about perfection and improving society. Hawthorne has a great talent for using symbolism in his stories, and the symbols have a great(wc) meaning to go along with his use of powerful word choice. Hawthorne’s main symbol in this story is the black veil that Mr. Hooper wears all the

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