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Alienation from The Minister's Black Veil "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a narrative about one clergyman's alienation due to his outward dressing. Reverend Hooper was a well-respected preacher who got along well with the townspeople until one day after he looked sporting a black veil on his face that consisted "of two folds of crape, which entirely concealed his features, except the mouth and chin" (Hawthorne 253). From that day forward, he was alienated both emotionally and physically from his community and out of himself because of his inability to remove the veil. Reverend Hooper's black veil caused alienation from his tribe. The minister didn't even move his thing to perform marriages, which the town believed "would portend only bad to the wedding" (Hawthorne 256). This strange bit of clothes caused rumors about the holy man which induced his tribe to doubt that his message. The protagonist "and the mystery behind it, supplied a topic for debate between acquaintances meeting in the street, and very good women gossiping at their open windows" (Hawthorne.