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Hawthorne uses both direct and indirect characterization to disclose the character of the Reverend Mr. Hooper. Direct characterization is the actual physical description of the character. We find direct characterization right after Hooper comes out wearing the veil, causing quite a commotion among his followers.
Mr. Hooper, a gentlemanly person, of about thirty, though still a bachelor, was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band, and brushed the weekly dust from his Sunday's garb.
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