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Did the minister have a relationship with the maiden? i have to draw a picture that...

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twinkosch | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 24, 2007 at 2:57 AM via web

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Did the minister have a relationship with the maiden?

i have to draw a picture that gives a clue. so i need help

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 30, 2007 at 9:33 AM (Answer #2)

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A fine question.  The short answer is, we don't know. The facts of the case are hidden from us as the minister's face is hidden from the congregation.
The somewhat longer answer is, perhaps—it is certainly implied that they have a relationship. Their spirits are seen walking arm and arm, as if they were lovers, and he only starts wearing the veil after she dies. They could have been lovers. It is also possible that he longed for her without acting, and is still ashamed of this.

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