Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories

What was Father Hooper trying to show his congregation? Do you think he was successful?

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Father Hooper was attempting to make his congregation understand that they needed to focus on their own sins, rather than concentrating on looking for sins in others. He was unsuccessful, in that the congregation made him the focus of their attention and gossip.


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