How does Hawthorne use "the wind" in "The Minister's Black Veil"?

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In this story, the wind seems to be symbolic of the feelings of Mr. Hooper's congregation.  The first time the wind is mentioned by the narrator is during the description of the congregation's initial reactions to seeing Mr. Hooper wearing the veil: "So sensible were the audience of some unwonted attribute in their minister, that they longed for a breath of wind to blow aside the veil, almost believing that a stranger's visage would be discovered, though the form, gesture, and voice were those of Mr. Hooper."  Although...

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