This season romeo castellucci will create two productions in desingel 'the minister's black veil' is the title of a novella by the american writer nathaniel hawthorne this 'parable' from 1837 is about a pastor in a small village who suddenly decides to cover his face with a black veil nobody understands why and he does. In this tale, reverend hooper, a young, unassuming, and unremarkable minister in everyway, suddenly dons a black veil, to the shock and mystery of the small town says reverend hooper, pointing to a possible explanation: that he is representing something that all people harbor with a physical manifestation—the veil.
In “the minister's black veil,” hawthorne calls the reader's attention to the veil as an obvious symbol, and critics have dutifully responded to the call criticism of hawthorne's story has proceeded on the both address the secret sin that men harbor in their hearts the suggestion is that hooper wears the black veil in order to.
The minister's black veil is a short story written by nathaniel hawthorne it was first published in the 1832 edition of the token and atlantic souvenir it was also included in the 1836 edition of the token and atlantic souvenir, edited by samuel goodrich it later appeared in twice-told tales, a collection of short stories by.
Wrapped about his forehead, and hanging down over his face, so low as to be shaken by his breath mr hooper had on a black cover on a nearer view it seemed to consist of two folds of crepe, which completely hid his features, except the mouth and chin, but probably did not stop/interfere with (and look at) his sight, further.
In the minister's black veil, hawthorne creates a symbol of the black cloth that mr hooper wears over his face the subject of his first sermon upon donning the veil, as well as what he says to his fiancee, elizabeth, helps us to ascertain that the veil figuratively refers to the secret sin that each of us has and hides from.