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Silas Marner How does Eliot show how the Characters are feeling in chapter 19?

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Silas Marner by George Eliot How does Eliot show how the Characters are feeling in chapter 19? Chapter 19 is a very important moment in the story because Eppie and Silas where talking about how sad their life would be if the relationship between them broke as they were talking about this Godfrey and Nancy turn up at Silas's cottage and try to adopt Eppie but Eppie shows that she wants to be with Silas because she stands by Silas and stands opposite Godfrey and Nancy. This is a very big key decision for Eppie. Before Godrey and Nancy turn up Silas is happy because he has got Eppie. You can tell this because he says "If you hadn't been sent to save me I should ha' gone to my grave in my misery. ...read more.

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for when she needs it and he shows this when he goes " Eppie my child speak I won't stand in your way. Thank Mr and Mrs Cass. Before Nancy and Godrey turn up Eppie is happy that she has Silas to love and care for her but it all changes when Godfrey and Nancy turn up and try to adopt her but she says no because she loves Silas and she doesn't want to lose him. She says this in polite manner "Thank you, ma'am- - thank you, sir. But I can't leave my father, nor own anybody nearer than him. And I don't want to be a lady - -thank you all the same" (Eppie drops a curtsy) ...read more.

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Nancy can't have children so when Eppie turns down Godfrey and Nancy's -invitation she gets very agitated and angry. You can tell this because she says " What you say is natural, my dear child - - it's natural you should cling to those who've brought you up, but there's a duty you owe to you lawful father." Godfrey feels that now he knows that he and Nancy can not have children then he has to try to get Eppie to make Nancy happy but when Eppie turns down his offer he is very unhappy and angry. Personally I think that this is a good story and that Eppie made the right decision by staying with Silas but I think that she would have had a better life and education if Eppie went to live with Godfrey and Nancy. By Sharna Worrall W11 ...read more.

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