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silas-marner-george-eliotMain CharactersNancy LammeterWealthy, kind, and highly respectable young womanSilas MarnerSolitary linen weaver; mysterious newcomer to RaveloeWilliam DaneReligious friend; frames Silas for theftEppieOrphaned child adopted by SilasDolly WinthropKind neighbor; brings Silas cakes and good adviceGodfrey CassIndecisive heir of a local squireDunstan CassWayward son of a local squire; robs Silas and blackmails GodfreySilas Marner, Chapter 19hen a man turns a blessing from his door, it falls to them as take it in.Silas Marnerby the NumbersBags of gold stolen from beneath the brick floor in Silas Marners cottageEliots age when she wrote Silas Marner—and of Silas Marner when the book beginsYear the first silent movie of Silas Marner was releasedYear the first Silas Marner comic book was published19492~401911ThemesWealthSometimes the most valuable treasures are family, love, and community.IsolationOutcast status may be involuntary and miserable, but it is not irreversible.Organized ReligionThough it can be rigid and unjust, organized religion can also offer support.Despite her conservative, evangelical upbringing, Mary Ann Evanswho wrote as George Eliot to avoid gender discrimination—questioned the social and religious values of her day and challenged readers to explore truths about human nature. Silas Marner is her shortest but best-known novel.GEORGE ELIOT1819–80AuthorGoldSymbolizes things that are precious and treasuredwhether gold coins or a golden-haired girlOpen DoorRepresents flexibility for change to enter ones lifeAccused of theft, weaver Silas Marner moves to the village of Raveloe in the early 1800s. There his skills are valued, but his strange looks and strange fits alienate villagers. Then his hoard of gold is stolen—and replaced by a golden-haired child who wanders through his door and begins reweaving his life and place in the community.The Fabric ofLife RewovenSYMBOLSLoomReflects the pattern of Silass life—always working, but never movingCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Sources: Anthology of Ideas, British Library, EncyclopaediaBritannica, Encyclopedia of World Biography, IMDb, John Joubert, Composer, Rotten Tomatoes, The Victorian WebGeorge Eliot1861EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageSilas MarnerAllegory

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