Sunday, October 27, 2013
Black Veil society
In the 'Ministers Black Veil' Hopper is judged greatly for wearing a black veil over his face. Hopper lived in a highly judgmental society, much like we do today. In the story it is made clear that people would avoid him like the plague, with his black veil being the main perpetrator. Humans in general judge every aspect in every person that they encounter, we know it's mean and sometimes hurtful, but that doesn't stop us from doing it. At the end of the story, Hopper kind of lashes out at everyone around him shouting 'Why do you tremble at me alone!?'. His anger and sadness had shored up over the years, he had been shunned and ridiculed because of that veil he wore over his face; he was shunned and ridiculed because society judged him not by his character, yet by his appearance.