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GCSE: George Eliot
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This could also indicate that he has not completely cast aside others although he has moved himself apart from society, and hopefully could finally rekindle belief in humanity. Furthermore, his house is described as 'stone' with a sense of dullness, lack of existence, and lack of emotion - which could depict Silas's own condition. This is enhanced by Eliot "his house is close to the edge of a deserted stone pit." The repeat of 'stone' strengthens our sense of Silas as synonymous with the empty, and the adjective 'deserted' continues to add only to our feeling of isolation derived from Silas and perhaps a signal of betrayal.
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
- Do they use key words from the title or question?
- Do they answer the question directly?
- Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
Discuss the themes of outsider in 'Silas Marner' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
"To conclude, I would sympathise with Boo Radley more than Silas Marner. Silas chooses to be a recluse by shutting himself off from the rest of Raveloe whilst Boo had no real choice for being shut away from the world. He was made an outsider through the actions of his strict father, who has made Boo suffer the consequences of a past mistake for most of his life.
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Discuss the Importance of the Theme of Duty in George Eliot's novel Silas Marner In the novel Silas Marner it can be seen that duty is a highly relevant and significant theme. The
"In conclusion, it can be said that duty is a highly relevant theme in the novel Silas Marner. After presenting all the characters and exploring whether they have served their duty or not, it can be seen that those who honour their duty are rewarded and those who neglect their duty are punished. It is also recognisable that Eliot has wished to show the theme of duty and its significance right from the beginning of the novel. It is also right to say that the novel is like a fable. This is because the characters that fulfil their duty are rewarded and those who do not fulfil their duty are punished. However, using Nancy's character we can see that not everyone gets what they deserve, as Nancy served her duty yet she was punished."
"Remind your self of 'the hollow men'. Discuss how Eliot explores the themes of death and futility in the poem.
"To conclude, Eliot views Life, war, royalty and also religion as pointless. He does this through comparisons to historical figures, mockery and also through his choice of title. His view of the world is bleak and depressing but he challenges us to think about the lack of purpose and meaning to life and its resulting futility."