Hooper's Secret Sin

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Hooper triumphs over the violations by being able to accept his secret sins publicly allowing him to die peacefully. The narrator suggests that in order for Hooper to triumph over his sins he must be able to accept his sins publicly and must be willing to accepting the criticism from society while also trying to get them to recognize their own secret sins. This allows Hooper to triumph because as he finishes his speech before he dies he falls “upon his pillow, a veiled corpse, with a faint smile lingering on the lips” (418). This reveals Hooper's satisfaction to see that he has accomplished his part in recognizing his secret sin but also knows that he did what he could to try to get other individuals to recognize their own secret sin. Hooper`s
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