Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories

The Minister's Black Veil by Nathanial Hawthorne

Did Hopper know that people were frightened of his veil? Of him?

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Hooper was conscious of the fear his veil instilled in the townspeople. It hurt him when children ran from him, and when rumors surfaced of a terrible crime he was hiding. He as “irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicious; kind and loving, though unloved and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summon to their aid in mortal anguish.”