In "The Minister's Black Veil," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is Mr. Hooper's fiacée?

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Elizabeth is Mr. Hooper's fiancée. She is at first less given to ascribing sinister motives to the veil that the Reverend Hooper wears over his face. Eventually, however, she asks him to remove it. When he refuses, she becomes terrified, and to assuage her terror, the Reverend Mr. Hooper tells her that his veil will not persist through eternity. She is the first person to whom he explains the possible dual meaning of the veil, but he refuses, despite her requests, to take it off or to even partially reveal his face to her. She refuses to marry him, which plunges him into great sadness. However, years later when he is on his deathbed, Elizabeth, coincidentally, is his nurse. 


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