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    The Veil

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    “The Whiteness of the Veil”: [Title] In his essay “Color, Light and Fiction in Hawthorne’s Fiction” Walter Blair approaches an interpretation of Hawthorne’s work through the author’s manipulation of color and light to produce symbolic meaning. Blair addresses “The Minister’s Black Veil” and notes the repeated emphasis on the blackness of Father Hooper’s veil and the pallor as a reaction to it. “The design of this tale,” he asserts, “is one in which repeated patterns of light, then blackness, then

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    The Veil

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    The Veil Veiling: Hiding and Separating people, God, and the sexes throughout history THESIS: The veil has been used to hide and separate people, God, and the sexes throughout history. The idea of veiling started a long time ago, maybe from the beginning of human history. What has been changing is its meaning. In most cultures, it has disappeared today but not in the Islamic one. The question for researchers may be why veiling has continued to be so important for many Muslims. It might be

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    Symbolism In The Veil

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    The Veil The veil that the minister wears in "The Ministers Black Veil", by Nathanial Hawthorne represents the emphasis on man's inner reality, and those thoughts and feelings which are not immediately obvious. As Hawthorne explored this inner nature, he found the source of dignity and virtue, and certain elements of darkness. When the minister first walks out of his home wearing the veil, everyone is astonished. This one man in this village decides to be a nonconformist and wear this veil without

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    The whiteness of the veil

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    “pale dread” (Melville 164). Whiteness is associated with death and the dead; it is connected to the spectral and ghosts. Indeed, whiteness is sepulchral and the veil in literature often the carrier of death (Sedgwick 146-148). Veiled Ladies are said to have contact with the spirit world. The silvery white veil, like Hooper’s black veil, is the enabling medium. It has been imbued, Professor Westervelt asserts, with the “fluid medium of spirits” (Hawthorne, Blithedale Romance 201). As the Veiled Lady

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    The Veil in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

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    Satrapi’s Persepolis introduces the Islamic veil as an attempt by the Iranian government to control women. Islamic radicals promised safety and security for those who abided by their rules. Rebels who refused to wear the headscarf were threatened with beating, rape or death. These modern women who fought against religious oppression met the minimal requirements of the government rules to safely live in the hostile environment. Through being forced to wear the veil, the control of the Islamic government

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    The Veil: Marjane's Journey to Individuality

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    A veil is an article of clothing that is intended to cover some part of the head, face, or physical feature that may hold some significance. It is especially associated with women and sacred objects. Not only does it conceal a person’s physical appearance, but it contributes to stifling one’s individuality. In Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, Marjane, the main character, lives in Iran and is required, by fear of punishment, to wear a veil that only leaves her face uncovered. The veil

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    In the story of, “The Minister’s Black Veil” it mainly has to do with curiosity and lots of mystery. It takes place on a Sunday at church when suddenly a man with a black veil shows up. The veil covered his eyes, which made everyone fear of him and become curious as to why he was wearing that veil. That is when many unanswered questions came into mind. For Example, if the reason why he was wearing that veil was to keep a sin, then the people thought they had a right to know the big secret behind

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    Romantic era, wrote and published the short story, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” in 1836. The story provides an intriguing case of the moral and psychological facet of a religious man and his community during New England and Puritan Age. The tale begins with the villagers gathering on the front porch of the Milford meeting-house to wait for Reverend Hooper. Parson Hooper arrives, and to their astonishment, wearing a black veil obscuring his face. The villagers wonder among themselves and follow him

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    The Minister’s Black Veil

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    The Minister’s Black Veil The story “The Minister’s Black Veil” is symbolic of the hidden sins that we hide and separate ourselves from the ones we love most. In wearing the veil Hooper presents the isolation that everybody experiences when they are chained down by their own sins. He has realized that everybody symbolically can be found in the shadow of their own veil. By Hooper wearing this shroud across his face is only showing the dark side of people and the truth of human existence and

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    George Eliot’s The Lifted Veil

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    Eliot’s The Lifted Veil When George Eliot’s gothic story The Lifted Veil appeared in Blackwood’s in 1859, her partner George Henry Lewes was busy publishing his study of human anatomy, The Physiology of Common Life (1859). Intriguingly, this work of Lewes’s contains a brief tale which is as strikingly morbid as Eliot’s own. Unlike her story, his is not fictional — it is a scientific anecdote prefacing a detailed discussion of the respiratory system — but like The Lifted Veil its dark melodrama

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