The Minister’s Black Veil Questions

Hi dear 9B.

Here are a few questions to help you be prepared for the test.

1.  What does the word throng  mean in the sentence: When the throng had mostly streamed into the porch, the sexton began to toll the bell, keeping his eye on the Reverend Mr. Hooper?s door? Explain how you guess this meaning.

2. What does the word bachelor mean in the sentence: Mr. Hooper, a gentlemanly person of about thirty, though still a bachelor, was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band, and brushed the weekly dust from his Sunday?s garb? Explain how you guess this meaning.

3.  What does the word Swathed mean in the sentence: Swathed about his forehead, and hanging down over his face, so low as to be shaken by his breath, Mr. Hooper had on a black veil? Explain how you guess this meaning.

4. How would you interpret this scene between Mr. Hooper and the corpse?

Scene:

The afternoon service was attended with similar circumstances. At its conclusion, the bell tolled for the funeral of a young lady. The relatives and friends were assembled in the house, and the more distant acquaintances stood about the door, speaking of the good qualities of the deceased, when their talk was interrupted by the appearance of Mr. Hooper, still covered with his black veil. It was now an appropriate emblem. The clergyman stepped into the room where the corpse was laid, and bent over the coffin, to take a last farewell of his deceased parishioner. As he stooped, the veil hung straight down from his forehead, so that, if her eyelids had not been closed forever, the dead maiden might have seen his face. Could Mr. Hooper be fearful of her glance, that he so hastily caught back the black veil? A person, who watched the interview between the dead and living, scrupled not to affirm, that, at the instant when the clergyman’s features were disclosed, the corpse had slightly shuddered, rustling the shroud and muslin cap, though the countenance retained the composure of death.

5. What flaws in the community might Hawthorne be pointing out by mentioning the supersticious old woman?

6. What does the snatching away of the veil symbolize in the context?

7. Read this fragment

“Why do you look back?” said one in the procession to his partner.
“I had a fancy,” replied she, “that the minister and the maiden’s spirit were walking hand in hand.”
“And so had I, at the same moment,” said the other.

What might this vision of the minister and the maiden’s spirit symbolize?

8. Why does Mr. Hooper run away from the wedding reception? What does the narrator mean when he says “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil”?

9. Whay doesn’t anyone ask Mr. Hooper directly why he wears the veil?

10. The deputation defers the matter to the synod not because it is “too weighty” but because they see Hooper’s veil as a “symbol of a fearful secret between him and them.” What do you think this secret might be, based on the story so far?

11. Why does Elizabeth say he should remove the veil?

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  1. Maria Paula Nieto

     /  April 14, 2013

    1. the word throng can be a big group of people gathering in a specific place, like crowd. I can guess this meaning using the context where the word is use, because, there are words like porch( is a place) that cna[?] give me clues.

    2. The word bachelor means a man that hasn´t married yet. I can know the meaning of the word, beacause[sp] in the fragment it says that he is a man about 30 years old and this part “as if a careful wife” helped me to find the meaning, becuase[sp] it is emplying[sp] that he does not have a wife, and is single.

    3. The meaning of Swathed can be cover or wrap by something, in this case his forehead. I can know the meaning, because in the framgment are talking about somenting hat is covering the face of the minister, and it is saying that is too long that when he breaths it can move.
    4. i don,t know juanpis :)
    5. the flaws that Hawthorne might be pointing by mentioning the old woman is that the people of the communitu tends to judge people with out really know them, or if they see somenting that they don´t like or are not accustomed to , they judge too. Also he might be pointing that people of the community are nice when they need somenting, but when somenting going worng they just gossip, making the hypocrites.

    6 the snatching away of the veil symbolize in the context tha all the secrets sins can be shown to the rest of the people, and letting the townpeople to know them, and also to descover what is behind the veil.

    7 this vision of the minister and the maiden’s spirit might symbolize a moment that the minister migh wanted to have with the maiden spirit, as she was his love and she coudn´t see him, because the black veil, that he used day and night.

    8. Mr. Hooper run away from the wedding reception becuase when he propose the wedding toast, he saw his reflection on the wine glass and stared to shake and spilled the wine, so he finally runs away.
    the narrator mean when he says “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil that all the people at the ceremony had also a veil that didn.t let them see what was really in front of them.

    9. anyone ask Mr. Hooper directly why he wears the veil becuase anyone of the townpeople dare to do it, because they were afraid of him and becuase the thought that he had change to a mad and a compleat knew person that they didn´t know.

    10.The deputation defers the matter to the synod not because it is “too weighty” but because they see Hooper’s veil as a “symbol of a fearful secret between him and them.” I think this secret might be, based on the story so far that it was a friendly remonstrance to the churche.

    11. Elizabeth say he should remove the veil because she coudn´t see him and because the veil cause sorrow and sin to the townpeople, he coud show the people that he continues to be the same person that they met once and because the veil would take away people form his live.

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  2. Sofia Ramirez

     /  April 15, 2013

    1. The word “throng” might mean a multitude of people gathered together since it says they are moving or proceeding into the church’s porch for mass.
    2. The word is describing how Mr. Hooper is an unmarried man, even though he is already 30 and took care of himself as responsible wife will do.
    3. First of all, I can tell the word “Swathed” is a verb because of the structure of the sentence. After using Swathed, it uses “hanging out”, which must be related or trying to describe how the same object was used. But before something “hangs out” it must be wrapped previously into something else. So thats how I inferred that “swathed” meant bandage or wrap into something, which in this case is the forehead.
    4. I interpret this scene as some kind of dramatic irony. We know how all the congregation- which is clear enough that all are alive- are dying to know what Mr. Hooper is hiding behind that black veil, and wants to see his covered face, but now appears a woman which actually would have had the chance to see his face if it wasn’t for the fact that she was dead, with her eyes closed and her soul already in another place.
    5. What probably he was trying to say was that we are not truly aware of how even of we think we lie not only others about out sins and mistakes but sometimes even to our selves, there is one only person who will know it all- God. And we start judging people for their flaws, before us seeing ours and correcting them.
    6.

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  3. Maria Paila Urbina

     /  April 16, 2013

    1. The Word Throng means a group of people that are in the same place, I guess this meaning because of the context .
    2. The word bachelor means single ,I know this because in the sentence we can see that he is a man with 30 years old and also because of this fragment “as if a careful wife had starched his band”.
    3.The word Swathed means wrapped because in the context we can see that the minister is cover with something in his forehead.
    4.I can interpret from this scene between Mr. Hooper and the corpse that Mr.Hooper was worried because he thought that if she had his eyes opened she could see all the sins that he could do
    5.The Author is pointing that the community judge the people without knowing them carefully .
    6.the snatching away of the veil symbolize in the context that all the secrets or sins can be show to the people, so they can know what are the real secrets of the minister.
    7.It can symbolize an important event that the minister wanted with the spirit, also a feeling that the minister had or a remember .
    8.He run away because when he was going to make speech for the new married couple he sow his reflection in that looking glass, so the black veil involved his own spirit in the horror with it overwhelmed all others, and the other sentences means that all the people had his own veil .
    9.they never asked because they were afraid of him,also because they know that he was not the gentlemanly person that they know .
    10.I think that the secret might be, based on the story so far that he is making a respectful act to the church because he was penitent for something that he did.
    11. Elizabeth say he should remove the veil because she what to know him and because she thing that the people disserves to know that he is the same gay that they always know.

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  4. Maria Juliana Valencia

     /  April 16, 2013

    1. In the context the word “throng” means multitude or a groupe of people. We can infer this because the narrator is describing the beginning of a mass. So when he sais that the sexton star to toll the bell and keep their eyes on Mr. Hooper’s door we know that the word “throng” makes reference to the people that were arriving to the church in order to begin the mass.

    2. The word “bachelor” is someone that has never been married. We can infer the meaning of this word mainly because we know that ministers or parsons can’t be married and in the paragraph the he metion two clues, the first one is “gentlemanly person of about 30 years” and the second one is when the narrator tell us he is wearing clerical clothes.

    3. The word “swathed” is to cover something or to be over something. In this case the black veil was over Mr. Hooper forehead concealing his facial features.

    4. The interpretation i make from this scene is that Mr. Hooper is concealing a secret bellow the vail, like if the facial features that were bellow this fabric reveals a secret sin of Mr. Hooper, and thats why he reacts to the movement of the corpse.

    5. Howthorne is pointing that the people judges because of the appearance without knowing the truth of things.

    6. The snatching away of the vail symbolize that the ministers secret sins will be revealed, and finally the secrets hide below of Mr. Hooper’s vail will be known.

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  5. Daniela Mateus Lopez

     /  April 17, 2013

    1.The word throng mean a group of people I can guess that because it says that most of the person had enter to the porch

    2. the word bachelor mean singles i can guess that because it says that he was gentlemanly person of about thirty, though still unmarried

    3.Swathed means wrap or cover and in this case the veil cover his forehead

    4.It was kind or ironical because we know that the death lady couldn’t see and move, but Mr. Hooper reaction was of feeling observed liked if his secret was revealed to a corpse, also make use see how people started to imagine things because they had many doubts with any answers.

    5.The flaws of the community that Hawthorne pointed by mentioning the superstitious woman were how humans started to create doubts in a community with unreal events (gossip)and how people judged other without taking in account their mistakes and sins.

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    • Daniela Mateus Lopez

       /  April 17, 2013

      6.The snatching away of the veil symbolize that the secrets and the sins were revealed and that all the people will know about others mistakes and secrets.
      7.this symbolized how the girl was free of all his sins becuases she was death and how he knew the secret of mr .hopper because what said the supersticious
      8.mr hopper run from the reception because he saw himself in the coup of wine and he felt fear .the sentece mean that earth also hide and saw the sins of all
      9.Anyone asked Mr. Hopper directly because they were scared and felt an atmosphere of gloom and sorrow
      10. i think that the veil is seeing as a bad thing because people cant understand it , as people dont know what the black veil means they related it to dark and evil things
      11.Elizabeth asked him to take the veil off because she started to believe in what people were saying also because she wanted to understand what was happening to him

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  6. Maria Juliana Valencia

     /  April 17, 2013

    7. Maybe this vision simbolize the love Mr. Hooper never had but wanted. Is like a moment that he always wanted but he couldn’t live because of his profession of being a minister.

    8. He runs away from the reception because when he was making the toast he saw his reflection in the cup and somehow the black veil had a bad effect on himself; as if he were possessed. And with the expression “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil” the narrator tries to say that each person has on its own veil. Everyone have their own secrets.

    9. Anyone asked Mr. Hooper because they were afraid of him, they think Mr. Hooper was another person different from the gentenmanly man they know. Any person of the throng had the face to ask him why he was using that black veil.

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  7. Maria Alejandra Moncada

     /  April 17, 2013

    1. The word Throng in the context mean like a crowd ( a group of many people gathered in the same place). i guess this meaning because of the context and using reading strategies such as re read.
    2. the word bachelor in the context mean single with out wife. y know this because search in the dictionary but there are too many definitions, but one of them said that it was a single person and in the contexts it said ¨ as if a careful wife had starched his band..¨ so i conclude that the right definition was single in that context.
    3. swathed in the context means wrapped by something in this case in the context i find out that this was the right definition because they are talking about something which was covering the ministers forehead.
    4. we can infer from that scene that the people of the congregation wanted to know why Mr. Hooper has a black veil and wanted to see his covered face, but then appears a woman which would have the chance to see his face.
    5. the flaws that Hawthorne might be pointing by mentioning the old woman that the congregation and the community judge the people without knowing the real story or knowing them well.
    6. The snatching away of the veil symbolize in the context that all the sins that the people cant know, can be shown to the rest of the people.
    7. This vision of the minister and the maiden’s spirit can symbolize a moment or event that the minister wanted to be with the spirit also a feeling he remembered.
    8. Mr. Hooper run away from the wedding reception because when they were in the weeding toast because he saw his reflection in the cup of wine so the black veil involved his spirit so he stared to shake his hand where the couple of wine was, so he finally runs away. the narrator means when he said that is that all he people has his own black veil.
    9. They never asked Mr. Hooper why he was wearing because no one of the people dare to do it, they were afraid of him because they know that he was not the person that they used to know.
    10. Elizabeth wanted to remove the black veil fro his face because she think that anyone deserves to know that he is the same person the they used to know.

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  8. Maria Juliana Valencia

     /  April 17, 2013

    10. I think the secret is something that Mr. Hooper did and that was against the religios laws, something that if were reveal not only would affect his personal life but his professional life.

    11. The arguments that gave Elizabeth to Mr. Hooper were: 1. That he was always glad to see his face, but with that black veil she couldn’t. 2. That if the veil is a symbol of sorrow, what would happened if the people start gossiping and didn’t understand that. At last we can infer that the strongest action se had in order to take a away the veil is saying good bye to him with the excise that she is fearful lf him and the dark atmosphere that surrounds him. For the last argument we have to know that they love each other.

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  9. majo martinez

     /  April 17, 2013

    1. the word throng in the sentence means a group of people i can infer that because they were entering by the porch and also because the sexton was watching the stream that is like flow ok a river that comes in so tehy were refering tothe big group of people thaty enter to the church

    2. the word bachelor in the sentence means a single person and i can infer that because it says that his clothes were in a perfect way as if a wife had helped him dresing so i understand that hi has not a wife

    3. the word swathed inthe sentence means tht is is sort of sticked on his forehead i can infer that because it says that is in his face nd that it only moves a little beat when he breaths

    4. i would interpret this scene like he saw the death of the woman as something that relieves his sorrow from the black veil because he sayd that the only way that the black veil would be taken off his fce is when he died

    5. the flaws in the community that Hawthorne was pointing out by mentioning the supersticious old woman were that th humans thought that they had no sins or secrets to hide as mr hopper did with his veil

    6.the snatching away from the veil meant the freedom of sins or secrets given by death

    7. this vision of the minister and the maiden’s spirit symbolize that he feels more conftable with death taht he prefers to be dead because 1 this free him of his sin nd because it was the only way to be with his love ç

    8. Mr. Hooper run away from the wedding reception because he saw himself reflected on the glass and he got frightened his own view the narrator mean when he says “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil” that not only mr hooper had a black veil to hide something, that also the whole humanity had a veil that hides the most dark secret of the person

    9. anyone ask Mr. Hooper directly why he wears the veil because all the people was afrid not only of mr hoopers appereance but also of hearing the truth

    10. this secret might be, based on the story so far that he had done something not acceptable for the position that he had in front of the society

    11. Elizabeth said that he had to remove the veil because he had created a big scandal in all the community so that was not a good situation for the ske of his offife, a minister

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  10. Juliana Florez

     /  April 17, 2013

    1. Town people, because of the context we can say that the sentence talk about what happened when the people entered to the church.
    2. Single man, because it talks about what happened with a man how is married and his wife keeps him clean, referring about someone that looks like that without being married.
    3. Hiding, because it’s talking about Mr. Hooper’s black veil in the head and how it doesn’t let anyone see his face
    4. I interpret that Mr. Hooper as hiding something so bad even dead people could not see his face or he would be discovered about what he did or was hiding. People start talking about how would it bee if the deceased was still alive and could see Mr. Hooper’s face.
    5. That is a small town, they all know each other very well and believe in church and superstitions, and they all belong to believing tendencies.
    6. That finally Mr. Hooper’s sin is discovered by seeing his face, also as Mr. Hooper, took the veil as a self punishment for the rest of his life it means he now is free about the sin he made.
    7. It might symbolize that they don’t think Mr. Hooper is a good man now, but a dark one because of the black veil use. The spirit shows Gods side, and as they say he is not walking hand in hand with the maiden’s spirit, he is no more in Gods side.
    8. People were starting to feel estrange because of Mr. Hooper’s veil, when he is always happy and cheerful in weddings. What he means with “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil” is that the bright looks like the death girl Mr. Hooper went with the last time, like if she had come to like to be married on that wedding.
    9. Because there was a feeling of dread in him, that he would give no answer and also he kind of had a black and sad mood all around him.
    10. I think he might kill someone by accident that he loved very much, that’s why he punish himself putting on the black veil.
    11. That the world might not believe that the veil use is the type of an innocent sorrow, and that there are some whispers about he committing a secret sin, which she was not able to believe.

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  11. 6. The snatching away of the veil means that the veil is the only barrier that is in between the secret sin and the truth. So after removing it, the truth will be exposed.
    7. What she probably meant was that there was a “connection” between the death woman and the minister, so they were walking hand by hand..
    8. Mr. Hooper, as he was raising his glass for the toast, he saw himself reflected on it, he thought how he had changed his own spirit just by wearing that black veil. What the autor meant, was that Mr.Hooper is not the only one on earth that hides secret sins, the entire world is covered by a black veil.
    9. No one ever asked Mr. Hooper why he wore the black veil because they were afraid. And they all had a feeling of awe towards him that didn’t let them intervene with his own personal life and thoughts
    10. We know Mr. Hooper made a promise, to wear the veil for ever, day and night until the day of his death. So he might have been punished for something he did but no body knows.
    11. Elizabeth tell him he should remove it, because he had made people worried about his reputation and he was making them believe he had done something very bad.

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  12. Laura Buchheim

     /  April 17, 2013

    1. The word throng means a big amount of people in one place, i can guess this because the sentence talks about a specific place in which a lot of people interacts.

    2. The word bachelor means and makes allusion to mr hooper who is an unmarried person. I can guess this by the way they tell that he was looking as if his careful wife had starched his band, but he was a single man.

    3. The word makes reference to the way mr hooper civers his head from the world.

    4. The veil of mr hooper was now apropiate emblem because he was attending to a funeral also that he was feeling that he was bulnerable to dead people because he feels they can see him at any moment.

    5. The flaws we tend to criticize people even though we dont know them very well so was the people in the town doinv with mr hooper.

    6. It means that the secret sins are not secret anymore, and now anyone could see behind the veil.

    7. It could mean that the minister already knows the sins of the spirit and he was giving absolution of them.

    8. He ran away from the wedding because he saw his reflect in the glass of wine so hi finally decides to run away.

    9. The people in the Town were afraid to ask the minister because they first think he could see their sins by the veil.

    10. I think that the secret could be that mr hopper have commited something bad and this was a way for making an action of penitence.

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  13. Laura Rodriguez

     /  April 18, 2013

    1. The word thong means a group of people. I can infer it because in the sentence we can see that it is a noun and it refers to someone that is streamed and is looking to Mr. Hooper.
    2. The word bachelor means men {man} without wife. I can infer that because it is a noun and I can connect it with The Bachelor that is a TV show w[h]ere a men [man] is single and is looking for a wife.
    3. The word swathed means to wrap something and I can infer it because it is a verb and it says that Mr. Hooper was wrapping the veil in his forehead.
    4. What I can interpret from this scene between Mr. Hooper and the corpse was that everyone wanted to know why Mr. Hooper had a veil but anyone asked him. All the people were making hypothesis. Everyone was scared and uncomfortable about it because they thought he knew his secret sins.
    5. The flaws in the community that Hawthorne might be pointing out by mentioning the superstitious old woman were how humans started to create ideas and reasons of things without knowing what is really happening. Hawthorne is trying to show us how people can make a whole story in our minds only by ideas we had of life.

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  14. Laura Rodriguez

     /  April 18, 2013

    6. Snatching away from the veil symbolize in the texts that all the secrets Mr. Hooper knew about each person of the congregation were going to be revealed.
    7. The vision of the minister and the maiden’s spirit symbolize that maybe the minister and the maiden’s spirit had a connection and they were walking hand by hand.
    8. Mr. Hooper runs away from the wedding reception because he thought he had changed his spirit only by wearing the black veil. What the author is trying to show is that Mr. Hooper was the only person on earth who knows the secret sins of each person.
    9. Anyone asked directly why he was wearing the veil because everyone was scared of it and felt uncomfortable.
    10. I think the secret might be something related with sins of the church or maybe because Mr. Hooper knew something evil which is opposite to God.
    11. Elizabeth says he should remove the veil because she was worried about the gossips that people can create about Mr. Hooper and because she wanted to see Mr. Hooper’s face.

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  15. Andrea COners

     /  April 18, 2013

    1. The word “throng” means crowd. I can infer that because the subject is missing and it has to be moving to the porch for the mass, so it has to be people.
    2. The word “bachelor” means an unmarried man. I can infer that because the fragment “as if a careful wife..” means that he is single because of the use of “as”.
    3. “Swathed” means wrapped beacuse we know that the veil covers from his forehead to the mouth and it was hanging down, so the veil wrapped or coverd about his forehead and was hanging over his face.
    4. We can interpret that the black veil means a demonical issue or that he has become a dark person becasue of his neutral reaction to the corpse and the comunication they seemed to have between their “eyes” and also beacause the fear emancipated.
    5. Hawthorne shows through the old woman the judgment from peolple without knowing the thruth and the radical religious views they had as they thought of the secret sin that can´t be forgiven.
    6. Snatching the veil means mental freedom because it shows how the most secret mysteries are finally revealed and that he would be “purified” without having that blackness in front of hiim.
    7. It symbolizes that his darkness has been related to paleness, death and horror because it represents how he is now a death-like person or a sinner that commited a terrible mistake that drove him to complete blackness.
    9. Anyone asks Mr. Hooper because they are afraid of what he has become and of what the terrible possible answer.
    10. Maybe the secret was a murder or that he was getting “far” from god and religion woch was unaccetable during that time,

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  16. María Camila Prieto

     /  April 21, 2013

    1. It means like crowd or lots of people in a place , because acording to the context we can the sentence is talking about what happened when all the the people gatherednin the church.

    2. It means like a single man, because priests, ministers, parisina, etc. Are not alowed to be married, so we can infere that he is single.

    3. It means like to cover something, in this case it’s talking about Mr. hooper’s veil coverinv him.

    4. I interpret Mr. Hooper as hiding something with his black veil, this was something terrible that no one could ever know. If anyone ever discovered what happened would be the end to Mr. hooper’s pride and honor.

    5. Even though it is a small town and everybodyknows eachother, he describes it as if the people who lived there always judged without knowing first, which makes it lookin like a town full of gossips and rumors.

    6. That Mr. Hooper’s sin was finally reveald, which ment that he would be free now because his sin wasn’t a secret to anyone anymore.

    7. It might symbolize that the fact that he was a minister couldn’t let him have what he had always wanted, love. The idea of not having that kind of affection made him thought maybe death was better, he had nothing to holding onto, of live for, just himself.

    8. He runs away from the reception because when he made the toast he saw his own reflection in the cup and he got really nervous about it. With the expression “For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil” the narrator tries to say that everyone has a veil, because each person has it’s own secrets, no matter how good or bad the secret is, it will always be protected by a veil.

    9. Nobody asked him because everyone was too afraid; they thought he was possesed and he could do something to them, so they rather keep quiet than ask something inapropiate.

    10. The secret could be something that was against the religion, and that if anyone knew what it was would think the worst about the Minister.

    11. Elizabeth told him to take the veil off, because he had become the center of attention in the Town, and everyone was gossiping that he had done something bad.

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  17. Maria Antonia Camperos

     /  April 21, 2013

    1. The word throng means a lot of people because there in the sentence this word take place of a noun that enter to the porch.
    2. The word bachelor means a men with out a wife because in the text the author is describing the man that is going to marry.
    3. The word swathed is it a verb that refers to wrapped something in this case it wrapped his forehead.
    4. I interpreted that Mr.Hooper is hiding an important sin, (that’s the reason he still wearing the veil) and also that he knows every sin of the congregation
    5. When Hawthorne was pointing the suspicious old women we infer that in this town everyone judge themselves for everything, the way they dress or the way they speak, anyone is normal, there are many gossips of everything it draws out a mood of Hippocrates.
    6. That Mr. Hopper’s sin was reveal, so the people was “free” of this problem or mood this veil made in the story.
    7. It symbolize a secret and impossible love the minister had between he and the maid because by being a minister it is impossible to have some love or being in love because your only love is God.
    8. He runs away when he was going to make an speech for the couple because he scared when he saw his reflection in the glass so he got very nervous. The expression means that everyone has sins, no matter if they are bag o good, but the way they protect them is wearing a veil, not psychically but the veil of your soul that protect you form the critics of the others.
    9. They didn’t ask Mr. Hooper why he was wearing the veil because they were afraid of the answer and also they had respect toward him, so asking it was kind of in respect.
    10. The secret can be that he made something very bad for the society, so its important to hide.
    11. Elizabeth was worried about Mr.Hooper wearing the veil, she wanted him to remove because she wanted to see his face and stop all the gossips of him.

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  18. Alejandra Escobar Montes

     /  April 21, 2013

    1. The word throng mean a multitude of people. i guess the meaning by the context in which the word is used.
    2. The word banchelor mean someone who is not married. i guess the meaning because it said “was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band”
    3. The word swathed mean something wrapped, and i can see it because in the story, the minister was covered by something, the veil
    4. I can interpret the scene like a mistery that the people had about mr hoopers veil. also the tension in the place when mr hooper apperared in the funeral. it is the suspens and the curiosity that the people had about the young women that was “death” and mr hoopers veil in front of her eyes.
    5. The autor shows using the old women the fact that the town`s people judged the minister without knowing his reasons, saying and thinking the worst about him.
    6. The snatching away the veil symbolizes that the secrets and the reasons of the minister of the minister, the taking away of the mysteery and secrets
    8. The minister run away from the wedding because he saw his reflection on the wine cup and he split the wine when he saw his veil. what the narrator means is that as the minister had his black veil, the people in the ceremony had it too that didn’t let them see what was happening in that moment.
    9. Anyone asked Mr. Hooper directly about his veil because they were afraid of what would he say and how woul he react about the question.
    10. i think the secret might be something that he did and that he was ashamed of and he didn’t want anybody to know. it was like a way to show respect to God
    11. Elizabeth wanted the minister to take off the veil because she said that it demostrated sin and sorrow. that i caused mistery and sorrown on the town’s people. also because she was worried of what the people say about the veil.

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  19. valeria Guzman

     /  April 22, 2013

    1. the word throng means a group of people i guide myself finding the meaning of the word by the phrase (had mostly streamed into the porch) because i imagine how a group of people going to the porch of the church.
    2. the word bachelor means men without a couple i guide myself finding the meaning of the word by this phrase a gentlemanly person of about thirty, though still a …
    3. the word swathed means cover by something i guide myself finding the meaning of the word by this sentence about his forehead, and hanging down over his face, so low as to be shaken by his breath ( the veil)
    4. i interpreted the scene of mr. hooper and the corpse by a irony because the women that was dead she would have the opportunity to see the minister´s face and she will be the one and only that would saw his face
    5.
    6. the snatching away of the veil symbolized in the context that all sins and secrets can be like showed to the ligth and to all the people of the town.
    8. he run away from the wedding because he saw his reflection in the cup of wine and he freaks out
    9. nobody ask to the minister because everybody was touch with the symbol of the minister and everyone felt guilty about all their sins.
    10. maybe he commited a very important sin that is unforgivable and he is so guilty for that
    11.elizabeth said to him that he should take it off because she was his fiancee and she had like the rigth to see how was his face and to see him to the eyes.

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