The Outcast Weaver

The Outcast Weaver - The Outcast Weaver The story of Silas...

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The Outcast Weaver The story of Silas Marner is a beautiful, eloquently told story which gives the reader a vived depiction of the period in which it takes place in a rustic village in England in the 1800s. The story evokes many emotions from the reader as well as teaches some moral lessons about life which are timeless. The author's overall theme is a powerful demonstration of the importance of friendship and love to one's life and the devatating, dehumanizing effect the lack of friendship and love causes. Silas Marner, The Weaver of Raveloe, by George Eliot, is a fictional novel of what becomes of this once respected and esteemed young man, a weaver by trade, after he is framed for a thft by his best friend who them marries his fiancee. It is a poignant story which vividly demostrates the impact the lack of love and friendship has on one's life, and what becomes of Silas as a result of the injustices done to him. Silas Marner, by George Eliot, is a fictional account of a frinedless, reclusive weaver whose only purpose in life is to weave and hoard gold. O once his hold is stolen, he feels totally lost without it. Then mysteriously, this beautiful golden haired baby girl comes into his life in its (the gold guineas) place which marks the "rebirth", the journely of Silas Marner back to humanity. This single event redeems his life through his love for the baby and his willingness to care for and take her as his own. The story evokes a lot of emotion from the reader in response to the total injustice of what happened to Silas. First, complete anger as well as sympathy, for the betrayal by his best frined by framing him for a theft and framing him to get his fiancee. As is this was not bad enough, he is deemed huilty by his town, so feels forced to leave. This event nearly destroyed Silas. He moves to a nearby village called Raveloe, where he isnot
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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