A Judgmental Society in Ministers Black Veil
"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves. (Albert Camus). Our society is too judgmental and it always has been. We judge one another without judging ourselves first. Even in the time Hawthorne wrote of in The Scarlet Letter and in "The Ministers Black Veil" people judged before they knew the truth.
In "The Ministers Black Veil" no one knew why the minister wore the veil but everyone assumed it meant shame and that he had something to hide. I think that the minister thought that it was his mission to show how superficia... Continue Reading