If he had not she could have died, Molly put her own daughter at risk of death. In addition, he lives completely alone, and he has been known to have strange fits. Analysis[ edit ] Lawrence Jay Dessner has drawn connections between the biographical circumstances of Eliot's life in relation to events in the novel.
The Dual Structure of Silas Marner". Recall the darkness and rain that accompanied Dunstan, the darkness that had fallen on Lantern Yard.
They offer to raise her as a gentleman's daughter, but this would mean Eppie would have to forsake living with Silas. The father of Godfrey and Dunsey, Squirre Cass who is the closest thing Raveloe has to a mayor did not teach his kids well.
She has with her a little yellow-haired girl who makes her way toward the light shining through the cottage window and enters the house. He blackmails his older brother, until he disappears.
In his newfound happiness, Silas begins to explore the memories of his past that he has long repressed. He gives her his wholehearted love, and everywhere he finds kindness from the other villagers.
Both she and Silas feel that no claim of blood can outweigh their years of life together. Silas has been robbed of his material gold, but thinks that he has it returned to him symbolically in the form of the golden-haired child.
Dunsey immediately disappears, but little is made of this by the community because he had vanished several times before. When he awakes, he sees gold by his hearth and thinks his money has come back, then he discovers that the gold is the hair of a child. His helplessness removes any feeling that he is connected with the devil.
Marner travels south to the Midlands and settles near the rural village of Raveloe in Warwickshirewhere he lives isolated and alone, choosing to have only minimal contact with the residents.
Discounting comic books, poor old Jake, on the other hand, despised reading and had never read an entire book in his whole life.
Though childless, they are happy in each other, and Godfrey is resigned to a background role in the life of his unacknowledged daughter. When the doctor declares that Molly is dead, Godfrey realizes that his secret is safe.Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community.
In the village of Raveloe lives a weaver named Silas Marner. He is viewed with distrust by the local people because he comes from a distant part of the country. In addition, he lives completely alone, and he has been known to have strange fits.
For fifteen years he has lived like this. Silas Marner Homework Help Questions. Contrast Silas' life in Lantern Yard with that in Raveloe in Silas Marner. In Lantern Yard, Silas is outwardly happy, the ony curious thing about him is the.
George Eliot's tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin Classics.
Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for /5(3K). In Silas Marner, George Eliot achieved some of her most successful symbolic narrative, a method that has been compared to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s definition of “romance” with reference to this.
Silas Marner, written by George Eliot inattempts to prove that love of others is ultimately more fulfilling than love of money.
This theme shows throughout the book, though the manner in which it is revealed leaves a bit to be desired.Download