Comparing Minister's Black Veil And The Lowest Animal

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The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Lowest Animal by Mark Twain despite their differences are very similar. They both express how humans can have many flaws.
Both settings are very different, for example the setting in The Minister’s Black Veil was in a church. On lines 4 - 5 it states that the towns people were dressed in their Sunday clothes (pg.235). The story was about a minister that started wearing a black veil unexpectedly. The townspeople started judging him and wanted him to take it off. But the setting in The Lowest Animal was based on Mark Twain’s thoughts. “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the “lower animals” and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man”(Hawthorne, pg. 373). The story was
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The Lowest Animal is Mark Twain's opinion on the human race. “Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal”(Hawthorne, pg.377). The Minister’s Black Veil is descriptive and helps the viewer picture what is happening. From lines 25 - 27 “Mr. Hooper, a gentlemenly person about thirty, though still a bachelor, was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band, and brushed the weekly dust from his Sunday’s garb”(pg. 236). However, The Lowest Animal is less descriptive. There are many symbols in both stories. Hawthorne’s story uses a veil to show the ugliness that is usually on the outside. It also symbolizes how people are quick to judge without even considering the person's opinion. “He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face”(Hawthorne, pg.236). Twain’s story describes animals and men in comparison by experiments. On lines 40 - 45 he discusses his experiment between man and an anaconda. The anaconda eats what it needs and doesn’t waste. But men kill for fun (pg.374). They symbolize how greedy and selfish humans