A Study in Scarlet

Think back on Mr.Hooper's behavior so far in this story. Why do you think he begins wearing the veil?

The Minister's BLack Veil by Hawthrone.

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He is in mourning for the sins of the world. He says he wears it in sorrow, and he intimates that if he wears it to cover his own sins, "what mortal might not do the same?"


The Minister's Black Veil