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The Ministers Black Veil

  1. 1. Short Stories “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne English III CHS C. Edge
  2. 2. About the Author <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Hawthorne </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vocabulary <ul><li>Perturbation – n. agitation; anxiety; uneasiness </li></ul><ul><li>Venerable – adj. deserving respect because of age, character, or position </li></ul><ul><li>Iniquity – n. sin </li></ul><ul><li>Sagacious – adj. having or showing wisdom and keen perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Irreproachable – adj. free from blame; faultless </li></ul><ul><li>Zealous – adj. filled with enthusiastic devotion; passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Torpor – n. a state of being unable to move or feel </li></ul>
  4. 4. Literary Terms <ul><li>Short story – a brief prose narrative that usually can be read in one sitting, generally including the following elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting – the time and place in which the events occur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters – the participants in the author’s story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protagonist – the main character </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antagonist – a character in conflict with the protagonist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point of view – the perspective of the storyteller, or narrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme – the central message of the story that readers can apply to life (may be stated clearly or inferred) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot – the sequence of related events in a story (most plots develop around a conflict, a struggle between opposing forces) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Setting <ul><li>Identify the setting of the story. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Character <ul><li>Identify the protagonist. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the antagonist if one exists. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Point of View <ul><li>What point of view is the story told from? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this affect your knowledge of events in the story? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theme <ul><li>Identify a possible theme for this story. Explain. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plot <ul><li>Summarize the story’s main events in chronological order. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Literary Terms discussed <ul><li>Foreshadowing – the use of clues by the author to prepare readers for events that will happen later in a story. </li></ul><ul><li>Tone – a reflection of the writer’s or speaker’s attitude toward the subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Motif – a significant phrase, image, description, idea, or other element repeated throughout a literary work and related to the theme </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – the “word pictures” that writers create to evoke an emotional response </li></ul><ul><li>Parallelism – the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form </li></ul>
  11. 11. Foreshadowing <ul><li>How does the author foreshadow the change in attitude of the parishioners toward Mr. Hooper? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tone <ul><li>The tone of this selection is ambigious, meaning that there are a number of possible tones the reader might identify. What do you see in this selection? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Motif <ul><li>What example of a motif can you identify in this selection? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it connect to the theme? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Imagery <ul><li>Identify some images in this selection that are impressive to you. How do they impact you as the reader? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Parallelism <ul><li>Identify parallelism in this selection and explain what is emphasized by it. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #1 <ul><li>How do the people react when they see Mr. Hooper wearing the veil? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #2 <ul><li>What is the subject of Mr. Hooper’s sermon on the first day he wears the black veil? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #3 <ul><li>What reasons does Mr. Hooper give for refusing to remove the veil for his fiancee, Elizabeth? </li></ul><ul><li>How does she react? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #4 <ul><li>How does Mr. Hooper’s life change as he continues to wear the veil? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #5 <ul><li>What does Mr. Hooper say on his deathbed about veils? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #6 <ul><li>Why might the veil affect the parishioners as it does? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #7 <ul><li>What do you think is the connection between the veil and the congregation’s interpretation of Mr. Hooper’s sermon? Explain. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #8 <ul><li>Why might Elizabeth react as she does when Mr. Hooper refuses to remove the veil for her? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this show her feelings for him? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #9 <ul><li>Why do you think Mr. Hooper refuses to remove his veil over the course of his life? </li></ul><ul><li>What does this tell you about his character? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #10 <ul><li>What might Mr. Hooper’s black veil represent for him? Explain. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #11 <ul><li>Why do you think Hawthorne chose not to explain why Mr. Hooper wears the veil? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this secret contribute to the story? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #12 <ul><li>Compare Mr. Hooper’s parishioners to people in your community today. How might people in your community respond to the veil? </li></ul>
  28. 28. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #13 <ul><li>The story is told from the third-person point of view. How does the point of view affect the drama of the story? How might the story have been different if told from another point of view? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #14 <ul><li>Something that foreshadows an event gives a clue to that event before it happens. What foreshadows Mr. Hooper’s deathbed scene? </li></ul>
  30. 30. Responding to Literature, p. 276 #15 <ul><li>If you had been Mr. Hooper, would you have given your reason for wearing the black veil? Explain. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Literary Elements, p. 276 <ul><li>List the main events of this short story. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the conflict? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Literary Elements, p. 276 <ul><li>What is the setting of “The Minister’s Black Veil”? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the setting is important to the story. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Writing About Literature, p. 277 <ul><li>Analyzing a Parable :“The Minister’s Black Veil” is a parable, a story that illustrates a moral lesson. In three paragraphs, discuss the development of the parable. First, explain the lesson this parable conveys. Then explain how the story illustrates the lesson. Finally, state your opinion of Hawthorne’s success in communicating this lesson. </li></ul>

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