In what ways does the veil affect Mr.Hooper's relationship with his congregation, in The Minister's Black Veil?

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was known for his stories based in New England and dealing with Puritan religion. His works of literature have become synonymous with sin and righteousness, and the judgments of townspeople.

The Minister's Black Veil is no different. Parson Hooper is the reverend in the town of Milford. He shows up at Mass one morning wearing a black veil that covers his eyes. Immediately the townspeople start gossiping about why he is wearing the veil. Some of the people say that he has gone mad, while others say he is covering a shameful sin. Soon the children of the congregation become afraid of him and the adults continue to...

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