In The Minister’s Black Veil Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a parable between the minister’s reaction to something that happens and everyone else’s. People behave as if nothing that affects them immediately has happened, while Mr. Hooper, the minister, begins to wear a black veil.
The congregation is shocked, and church leadership is consulted.
A conversation about the veil between the minister and a woman exposes different views about the veil.
Finally, the minster is buried with the veil on having worn it all his life.
As the minister starts to wear the veil after the death of a woman, maybe he was shocked by the event or maybe he was in love with her. If he was in love with her, then he spent his life in mourning for her death.
A parable between the minister and everyone else is created when the minister starts to wear a black veil after the death of a woman.