In this assignment, students analyze Rev. Hooper's motive for wearing the mysterious black veil. Rev. Hooper, the central figure of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, appears one day wearing a black veil over his face, and won't offer any explicit explanations to anyone--not even to the woman he's engaged to marry. The townspeople speculate wildly, offering a wide range of theories. Meanwhile, Rev. Hooper only offers vague hints. Thus, the students must assess Hooper's motive. Based on his words, actions, and other details, does Hooper wear the mask for selfish or selfless reasons?
The packet includes an assignment sheet, a detailed rubric of out 30 points, an alternative general rubric out of 30 points, a peer or self editing sheet, and a guiding outline. Additionally, a modified outline (like a template) is included, which offers additional support for students with such needs.