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A Comparison of The Ministers Black Veil and the Birthmark

Summary: Compares the stories The Ministers Black Veil and The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Describes Hawthornes use of symbolism in each story. Details how the symbolism forces the reader of each story to look deeper in an attempt to understand the ideas that Hawthorne tries convey.
Both of these stories revolve around a lot of symbolism. These stories, since they really don't make a lot of sense on their own, force the reader to look deeper in an attempt to understand the ideas that Hawthorne tries to get across.

The first and most evident symbol is the faces of the people. Georgiana has the birthmark if the shape of a hand, and the black veil that Hooper wore. I think that Hawthorne chooses to focus on the peoples faces because a person"'"s face is pretty much the center of their being. The face is where a person shows the majority of their emotions, and it holds the brain, which well, is where everything starts at. So, a person"'"s face is very important.

Another prevalent symbol to me is the idea of sin. In The Ministers Black Veil Hooper just suddenly...

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