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Detailed study of Silas Marner.

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Detailed study of Silas Marner Chapter 13 My chapter happens just after the most important chapter in the whole of the Novel.It is the chapter after Silas finds Eppie in his cottage. This is a turningpoint in the story because after Eppie arrives, Silas no longer grieves over his stolen money and becomes more social. The chapter I am studying is called "Silas brings the child to the red house". In this chapter Silas brings Eppie to Godfreys house where the new years evening party is being held. He asks for the doctor because in the previous chapter he had found a women lying unconscious in the snow. Godfrey had secretely been married to a women called molly and had a child. ...read more.


In small towns like this there is normally a social ladder. The richest people would own most of the cottages and rent them out to other people living in the village. In this story the Cass's were the richer people. Silas rents a small cottage when he moves to Raveloe from Lantern yard. Poorer people like Silas couldn't afford much and lived of mostly Bread and vegetables. People like this made a living by farming and different trades. Silas was a weaver. The book is set before the industrial revolution so there were no factories for people to work in. Silas is very lonely until Eppie comes into his life because after he was accused of stealing in Lantern yard he stopped trusting people and kept himself to himself when he moved to Raveloe. ...read more.


After the drawing of the lots when he was found to be guilty, he lost his faith in god. He stopped going to church and didn't even go to a new church in Raveloe. When Eppie is brought to him he begins to have more faith in God again because he thought that she was a replacement of the stolen money from God. In this chapter Godfrey is Happy that his wife is now dead and that Silas wants to keep the child because he no longer has to support his unwanted family and can now start a new one with Nancy Lammeter. Godfrey still wants the best for Eppie though because he doesn't quarrel with Silas and take her to the red house and he even gives Silas some money to help him raise her. Gemma Sedgley C:\My Documents\Gemma's school work\English work\Silas marner coursework.doc ...read more.

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