The Minister’s Black Veil Allegory

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The Minister’s Black Veil – Allegory

An allegory is a literary work in which characters, events, settings, and other story elements are symbolic to something else. Authors write allegories to teach morals or lessons or to explain things. In the chart below, briefly explain the possible symbolic meaning of each story element listed.

Story element

Symbolism it represents

Black veil

Secret sins of all humans

Pale-faced congregation

The village physician


The wedding of the town’s most handsomest couple


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