Snell — Landlord of the Rainbow Inn, who was always careful to take both sides of an argument or none. For the short story Looking for a Rain God, the theme is also life is precious. The latter is a slobbering drunk while the other is well thought of. Silas continues living in this way for fifteen years, until the night his gold is stolen. This is one example that that Eliot has explored the theme of relationships. Sarah - Girl to whom Silas had been engaged in Lantern Yard. What brought about these changes? The next day he was informed that Sarah had broken her engagement to him.
Silas' old life has been completely erased. Life is the gift of God and it is precious. Silas Marner is impossible to mistake in the church congregation, although his posture, white hair, and near-sightedness are marks of age beyond his actual years. As Eppie points out all the stones they could gather, she skips to edge of the Stone Pit only to notice the low water level. It'ud be saving time if Molly should happen to take a drop too much laudanum someday, and make a widower of you.
Eppie expresses to her father how much she wishes they had a garden like Mrs. Plot List the events in the major plot, Silas' story. These may used as wall hangings. Certain traits are left for the reader to develop on his own. Also both men are very sensitive about Eppie. She offers to help Silas in his housekeeping if he ever needs it. In some ways, Silas is his own worst enemy.
Creating a timeline of events can be one very useful method for understanding a text. Silas was pained by his friend's doubts concerning him, but accepted the rebuke without ill feeling. Any foreshadowing of future events? Also you will see how Eliot uses foreshadowing. Eppie is explicitly put forward as a substitute for Silas' treasure, and this raises questions of the nature of treasures literal and spiritual. In what way have you seen it work in your experience? As a father, Silas has expressed his selfless and earnest love to Eppie for sixteen years.
Soon after, Sarah married William Dane and Silas left the town. The tale of Silas Marner certainly must be understood symbolically as well as literally. Are there any clues in the text to explain their behavior? Antagonist Character Role Analysis Silas Marner? As an outsider, living apart from this social structure, Silas initially lacks any sense of this identity. In conclusion I believe Eliot portays Romanticism in her novel but it also has the alternative interpretation of an innocent fable golden hair, gold, love, living happily ever after. There are activities, discussion questions, and topics for writing assignments.
The villagers of Raveloe are leaving their Sunday morning church service. The church members decided to draw lots to ascertain the truth, but unfortunately for Silas, the lots declared him guilty. Justice Malam - The magistrate. This showed that Dunstan was fully capable of stealing from Silas, out of his own greed. Close by his side is Eppie, now a blond, polite girl of eighteen.
Read the questions below on George Eliot's Silas Marner and test your knowledge and understanding of the text. Silas' dwelling was searched and to his astonishment, the empty bag was found in his room. Notes The hallmark of George Eliot's novels is their organic wholeness: the characters, the setting, and the social environment are well integrated. In this chapter George Eliot gives us an overall outline of how Silas Marner ended up in the small town of Raveloe, which was the beginning of an amazing journey. They very rarely state what they mean directly.
Examining the Author's Craft Students may be brought to some appreciation of Eliot's skill through a set of activities that can be completed in a relatively short time. Little attention is paid to the exact details of Silas' life. Nearly any character in the novel could serve as an example of this moral order, but perhaps the best illustration is Godfrey. The ability of the students may dictate how many examples need to be given. Godfrey Cass — Eldest son of the Squire. Follow-Up on Listing Activities As students read the novel, they were asked to compile certain lists.