TITLE

'THE MINISTER'S BLACK VEIL': CONCEALING MOSES AND THE HOLY OF HOLIES

AUTHOR(S)
McCarthy, Judy
PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
Studies in Short Fiction;Spring87, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the resemblance between the character Reverend Hooper in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story 'The Minister's Black Veil' and the biblical patriarch Moses. Hawthorne's awareness of the complexity of Moses as an archetypal character; Observation that both Moses and Hooper are veiled figures.
ACCESSION #
7133151

 

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