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The Rise of Silas Lapham - The Rise of Silas Lapham The virtue of the novel according to Howells lies in its formal amplitude, its ability to encompass all things, and connect all humanity. The aim of the realistic novel is to "widen the bounds of sympathy" and to proclaim the "equality of things and the unity of men." Look at the above in light of the argument Tom Corey has w/ himself after Lapham's outpouring of shame and self abasement following the disastrous dinner party. Are you convinced. What is at stake. In what way is this a turning point....   [tags: Rise Silas Lapham Essays] 426 words
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Character Manipulation in The Rise of Silas Lapham - Character Manipulation in Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham           Of all the characters who undergo change in The Rise of Silas Lapham, Lapham's change is the only one looked upon in a positive light by the narrator. William Dean Howells uses the corruption of other characters to promote Lapham's newfound morality and reinforce his ultimate triumph. Before Lapham's financial ruin, he is the only character with fault. Yet as his world crumbles, so does the credibility and innocence of his wife, two daughters, and former partner, Mr....   [tags: Rise Silas Lapham Essays]
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The Romantic Heroine: A Borrowed Penelope - In The Rise of Silas Lapham, the elder daughter Penelope represents the intelligent, yet understated romantic woman. Like many heroines, Penelope finds herself in the awkward situation of being the middle of a love triangle. Though their respective families believe that Tom would be a better match for her sister Irene, who is described as being “innocent” and incredibly attractive, it is Penelope whom Tom chooses for a wife. Like many literary heroines, Penelope tries to end her love-affair, as an expression of self-sacrifice, but she eventually submits to marrying Tom....   [tags: The Rise of Silas Lapham, Character Analysis] 1011 words
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The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells - The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells In the novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham, William Dean Howells makes a particular point about the morals of an individual in the business world. His point is that an individual, such as Silas, must check their morals at the door if they have any plans to make it in the business world. The novel has always been popular, partly because it presents Lapham's financial and social failure as "consciously and deliberately chosen" when he has to decide whether he shall cheat and stay on top in business or tell the truth and fail irrecoverably (Gibson 283)....   [tags: Papers William Dean Howells]
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Comparing Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus - Motivation of Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus       In both William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus by Frank Norris, a character is faced with the moral issues involved with operating his business. Howells' character, Silas Lapham (The Colonel) and Norris' Magnus Derrick are both desirous to have a prominent position in their respective societies, but are in the precarious situation of having to deploy immoral methods to achieve this coveted stature during the course of harder times....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Possible Causes of Silas Deane’s Death - There are quite a few reasons for Silas Deane’s death that historians have come up with after studying his life and the people around him. Though, we will never know which one is truly the correct answer to the mystery of how he died. In 1789, after many years of living alone and unhappily in England Deane finally decided that he would book a passage on a ship sailing to the United States. However, he would never make it back to the states. While trying to wait out a storm that had come up on the Boston Packet Silas Deane became ill, he complained that he felt dizzy and had an oppression at this stomach....   [tags: Silas Deane, history, ] 642 words
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The Simple Life of Silas Marner - The Simple Life of Silas Marner The life that could be lived in a village at 1861, which was so near of the time of the Industrial Revolution, is a simple life. People at that time were simple minded, and care most about their work. They do not understand much of their religion, as it is exemplified in the novel. We could see that when Mrs. Winthrop talks about that she does not understand much of what she hears or read on Sunday services, still she believes since her heart in relief to what it said....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays] 373 words
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George Eliot's Silas Marner - In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a notorious miser to a humbled, kind-hearted soul as a result of three spirits who apprise him of life's true meaning. Mirroring Scrooge's evolution, in George Eliot's Silas Marner, Silas also transitions from a recluse in society to a rejuvenated man because of a little girl who crawls into his heart. Initially, Silas is lonely man who finds solace from his past with money and solitude. When Eppie enters Silas' home, he begins to understand that there is more substance to life than hoarding gold....   [tags: Analysis Silas Marner Eliot] 778 words
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Themes in Silas Marner - Themes in Silas Marner Silas Marner, written by George Eliot in 1861, attempts to prove that love of others is ultimately more fulfilling than love of money. This theme shows throughout the book, though the manner in which it is revealed leaves a bit to be desired. Often Silas Marner is criticized for being such a simple, unrealistic story. It does seem odd that after fifteen years of almost solitary confinement, Silas can trade his love of gold for his love of a daughter overnight. Despite Eliot’s attempt to portray Silas’s reawakening to society as a slow transition, the reader interprets his change of heart as a direct and immediate result of Eppie’s arrival....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays] 487 words
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The Triangular Silas Marner - The Triangular Silas Marner         As a result of betrayal, Silas Marner of George Eliot's so titled novel becomes a man in body without incurring any of the duties normally associated with nineteenth century working class adults. Eliot creates these unusual circumstances by framing our title-hero so it appears to his comrades that he has stolen money. Thereby, she effectively rejects innocent Marner from his community and causes him to lose his fiancé. At this pivotal moment in Marner's life, just as he is about to assume fully the role of a man, depended upon as such by his neighbors, future wife and probable children, he is excised and does not successfully complete the tran...   [tags: Silas Marner Essays]
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The Growth of George Eliot's Silas Marner - The Growth of Silas Marner        Silas Marner is introduced as a "pallid young man, with prominent, short-sighted brown eyes" who led a quiet life in the small country community, Lantern Yard. He is a skilled hand loom-weaver of "exemplary life and ardent faith"; His work, friends and faith have a huge part in his life, making him an open and honest person. Silas certainly possesses a flawed character, which we see quite clearly in his dealings with others. From the money he made as a weaver, he only kept a small part for himself, giving the rest to the church and to the poorer people who needed it in the evangelical sect he belonged to....   [tags: Essays on Silas Marner]
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Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Family - The perfect family has always been an American dream. In the 50s many families wanted to have the perfect family. A working father a stay at home mom and two well behaved children. This image was magnified by the media and you may have been considered an outcast if you didn’t act a certain way. “Widely accepted in the popular mind, this comforting and stereotypical picture was challenged by real-life wives, many of whom worked outside the home” (Introduction to the 50s). Many people then started to rebel against this idea of the perfect family....   [tags: Women's Roles, Rise of the Suburb]
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George Eliot's Silas Marner - George Eliot's ‘Silas Marner’ The novel, ‘Silas Marner,’ is considered to be a moral fable. The author, George Eliot placed parental responsibility as one of the book’s main themes. She writes of two different parenting styles, along with the happiness and responsibilities that come with this through two characters, Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass. At the beginning of the narrative the character, Silas Marner, is a completely different person from the one he was later to become. The book starts by explaining how Silas Marner left his original home- ‘Marner had departed from the town,’ because of a false accusation that his best friend had made about him....   [tags: George Eliot Silas Marner essays] 2856 words
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Free College Essays - Character Analysis in Silas Marner - Character Analysis in Silas Marner Silas Marner: Silas is the main character and protagonist of the story. When shunned from his town and church after being falsely accused of robbery, Silas is forced to migrate to another town, Raveloe, where he lives as a hermit weaver. Soon his small fortune of gold becomes an obsessive endeavor. The monotony and repetition of weaving helps Silas forget his old, unpleasant life, leaving him with nothing but his gold. This all changes, however, when a blond-haired girl finds her way into his home and heart....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays] 491 words
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Analysis of Silas Marner by George Eliot - Analysis of Silas Marner by George Eliot At the beginning of the novel Silas says "There is not a just god that governs the Earth righteously, but a god of lies that bares witness against the innocent" At the conclusion of the novel he says "Theres good I' this world I've a feeling o' that now" What makes Silas change his mind, and what are the events leading up to his regeneration. Silas Marner is a novel based on the ups and downs of the main character, Silas and his friends, neighbours and villagers....   [tags: Silas Marner George Eliot Literature Essays] 2462 words
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Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption - Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption The discussion will take place first in Silas Marner novel. It is taken to be first since it needs full concentration of the reader. Two characters are going to be in “redemption” and “re-generation”, in their concepts and beliefs in life. The main character of the novel, which the plot builds on, is “Silas Marner”. His penance is him living lonely and cut off from the world for 15 years, till he finds Eppie. Eppie, is like the fairy genie, which will be the cause of his “re-generation”....   [tags: Silas marner Hard times Redemption Essays]
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The Search for Happiness in George Eliot's Silas Marner -             In the novel Silas Marner, by George Eliot, the characters are in a search for happiness.  One character named Godfrey Cass is disappointed  in his search when relying on wealth and luck, instead of love, does not lead him to happiness.  Another character, Silas Marner, looks first to a pile of gold that only consumes his life until he starts loving and caring for a child, who finally brings him happiness.  The lives of these characters show that wealth or material objects do not bring as much happiness as love....   [tags: George Eliot Silas Marner Essays]
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Communities of Lantern Yard and Raveloe's Influence on the Development of Silas Marner's Character - Communities of Lantern Yard and Raveloe's Influence on the Development of Silas Marner's Character Silas Marner, "The Weaver of Raveloe" was, in my opinion, greatly influenced by the two communities in which he spent his life. The first, Lantern Yarn was a religious community that is going through a period of industrialisation during the novel, whereas Raveloe, where we remain for the large part of the novel, has not yet felt the industrial revolution and is the countryside of community and society....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays] 2809 words
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Ideas the Writer Conveys Through Silas Marner - Ideas the Writer Conveys Through Silas Marner The writer of Silas Marner, George Elliot was born Mary Ann Evans in 1819 in Warwickshire. She had two older siblings, Christiana and Isaac who she got on especially well with. She also had two stepsiblings from her father's first marriage. She was a precocious child and was sent to boarding school with her sister where she suffered from homesickness and nightmares. At the age of nine she began being taught by a strict evangelical Maria Lewis who greatly influenced Evan's religious and moral beliefs....   [tags: George Elliot Silas Marner Literature Essays] 3965 words
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Silas Marner: The Growth of Silas - It is quite interesting to watch little children grow up. Sometimes, of course, it is also quite disappointing, because the child may not develop the good character traits that his parents desire. Moreover, the child might even develop some shocking traits. However, at the end of the ‘process’ one acquires the opportunity to look back on the past years and understand what events influenced the character of that particular person; thus, being able to, at least, somewhat control the character of the next child....   [tags: George Eliot, Literary Analysis] 675 words
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Livy’s The Rise of Rome - Livy’s The Rise of Rome Livy’s The Rise of Rome serves as the ultimate catalogue of Roman history, elaborating on the accomplishments of each king and set of consuls through the ages of its vast empire. In the first five books, Livy lays the groundwork for the history of Rome and sets forth a model for all of Rome to follow. For him, the “special and salutary benefit of the study of history is to behold evidence of every sort of behaviour set forth as on a splendid memorial; from it you may select for yourself and for your country what to emulate, from it what to avoid, whether basely begun or basely concluded.” (Livy 4)....   [tags: Livy Rise Rome Essays]
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Homicides and AP English in Miles Corwin's "And Still We Rise" - In his book And Still We Rise, Miles Corwin wrote about how he was researching a homicide in South-Central. During the homicide a boy was shot by gangbangers. The detectives thought he was another gangbanger but they realized he wasn’t. He was a junior at high school and was in the gifted program. After the homicide, Miles Corwin decides to write this book because we wanted to write not only about gangbangers but also about other children who wanted to succeed and had to overcome obstacles in life....   [tags: Miles Corwin, Still We Rise, ] 583 words
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How George Eliot Presents the Role of Fatherhood in Silas Marner - How George Eliot Presents the Role of Fatherhood in Silas Marner The novel Silas Marner is about a man who loses everything in his old hometown Lantern Yard, to the hands of his friend. He moves to a village called Raveloe which he stays at for 15 years. Being a weaver for so long, Marner has made himself a very small fortune, which becomes his life. When it is stolen by one of the other villagers, Silas feels he has once again lost everything until he finds a small girl which he names Eppie. The bond between these two characters is an essential part of the novel as it brings out a key theme in the novel which is fatherhood....   [tags: George Eliot Fatherhood Silas Marner Essays] 773 words
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Perceptions of the 18th Century Novel in Ian Watt’s Book, The Rise of The Novel - Perceptions of the 18th Century Novel in Ian Watt’s Book, The Rise of The Novel The eighteenth century novel was one that changed the way novels were written in many different ways. In reading Ian Watt's book, "The Rise of The Novel," quite a few things were brought to my attention concerning the eighteenth century novel; not only in how it was written and what went into it, but how readers perceived it. This essay will look into Ian Watt's perceptions on the eighteenth century novel and how it changed from previous literature....   [tags: Rise Novel] 869 words
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A Comparison of ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou and ‘No Problem’ by Benjamin Zephaniah - Maya Angelou is a internationally respected, brilliant poet, and author. Maya Angelou says "In all my work I try to tell the human truth, what it is like to be human, what makes us stumble and somehow miraculously rise and go on from the darkness and into the light”. This theme is consistently exemplified throughout Angelou's greatly acclaimed poem ‘Still I rise’. The poem shows us the true life story of Maya Angelou's tragedies, and their dreadful conditions she had encountered in her youth. But in Angelou's poem, she escapes the night to go into the light, leaving all the hurt and shame to prosper in a new life she has created....   [tags: Still I Rise, Maya Angelou, No Problem, Benjamin Z] 853 words
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Critique of School Bells by Lewis Lapham - Critique of School Bells by Lewis Lapham I found Lewis Lapham’s article “School Bells” in the August, 2000 edition of Harper’s magazine to be not only convincing, but also easy to relate to and truthful. The contents of the article have far-reaching and thought-provoking implications. Much of his argument rests on the nearly indisputable belief that if we, as a nation, devoutly wished to reform or even revolutionize the educational system in place, we undoubtedly could. Factual proof of this is found throughout the history of the United States....   [tags: Papers] 877 words
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Silas Marner: The Effect of Choice - 3,847,295 dominoes were toppled on November 15, 2002 breaking the world record according to The Guiness Book of World Reocords. When dominos are placed in a line, standing on end, and one is pushed over, a chain reaction begins and the dominos fall as each is pushed over by its neighbor. Similarly, actions people take in life influence others and the domino effect continues. Silas Marner shows that each person’s choices affect themselves and others. First, Godfrey Cass makes unsound decisions and causes problems for people....   [tags: Character Analysis, Godfrey Cass, Eppie, Molly] 876 words
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Silas Marner by George Eliot - Introduction: Silas Marner is one of the 19th century novels written by George Eliot in 1861, it publishes by William Blackwood and Sons. In general, the novel is about a man named Silas Marner. His life changes by a betrayed friend named William Dane who is greed of Silas's position in the church. Therefore, Silas leaves his village and goes to another because of the accusation that causes his dismissed from the church while he is guiltless. Then he works as a weaver and he collects gold through his work....   [tags: eppie, godfrey, molly farren]
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Aphra Behn and the Changing Perspectives on Ian Watt’s The Rise of the Novel - Aphra Behn and the Changing Perspectives on Ian Watt’s The Rise of the Novel Ian Watt’s The Rise of the Novel (1957) remains one of the most influential texts in the study of the English novel. However, an increasingly strong case for a revision of both the work itself and the discourse it personifies has been gradually building over the past twenty years. While the initial stages of, first, feminist and, later, post colonial perspectives may have sought only to insert marginalised texts into the existing literary discourse, their long term ramifications are obliging a wider analysis of how we approach the English novel and the manner in which we link it to its surrounding culture....   [tags: Ian Watt The Rise of the Novel Essays]
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Silas Marner, by George Eliot - Silas Marner, while it’s a story written in the 1800’s in a rudimentary society with backward concepts and inverted beliefs, its still is story that readers can relate in a personal part of their lives. Isolation and rejection, salvation and forgiveness, there all themes which occur regardless of time period. Despite that some characters struggle with certain themes more than others its allows the audience to come to the understanding about the authors purpose. “Silas Marner is not unworthy of the reputation already acquired...” In the following review titled the “Athenaeum” the critic principally evaluates the characterization and setting in the novel Silas Marner....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Critique ] 1315 words
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Silas Marner by George Eliot - ... One morning, Godfrey had to explain to his father what happen to Wildfire, his horse. In truth Godfrey lost Wildfire because he gave it to his brother Dunsey. In return, Dunsey had to not reveal to their father about his secret marriage. When approaching his father however, he states otherwise. ‘Dunsey took him to the hunt to sell him for me the other day… I should have paid you a hundred pounds this morning.’ (Page 57) Godfrey’s plan on lying to his father about the horses disappearance was to ensure the fact his father did know about his marriage....   [tags: character and story analysis] 804 words
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The Response of the Community to Silas in Silas Marner - The Response of the Community to Silas in Silas Marner When Silas Marner arrived in Raveloe the villagers did not show a very hospitable welcome to him, they saw him as an outsider, 'an alien-looking man'. This was the normal reaction to new comers in Raveloe. It was a small village, 'where many of the old echoes lingered, undrowned by new voices'. The village based itself mainly around the church, which 'once showed the summits of its social life'. Silas however was not a religious man, 'he invited no comer to step across his door-sill and he never strolled into the village'....   [tags: Papers] 1668 words
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Silas House - Silas House is an American writer born in 1971 in Lily, Kentucky. He spent most his childhood outside playing and enjoying nature as most kids in Appalachia do. He went to Sue Bennett College, Eastern Kentucky University, and got his masters at Spalding University. He grew up and is known for his novels but also is a music journalist, environmental activist, and a columnist. The times as a kid help develop the writer his is today most his works revolve or have nature in them because it was such a big part of his life and still is....   [tags: Biography]
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The Portrayal of the Community in Raveloe in Silas Marner by George Eliot - The Portrayal of the Community in Raveloe in Silas Marner by George Eliot Silas Marner by George Eliot was first published in 1861 during the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution, as the transformation came to be called, caused a sustained rise in real income per person in England and, as its effects spread, the rest of the Western world. Historians agree that the industrial revolution was one of the most important events in history, marking the rapid transition to the modern age, but they disagree vehemently about various aspects of the event....   [tags: Papers] 2735 words
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The Pearl, The Good Earth, and Silas Marner - One major theme that runs through The Pearl, The Good Earth, and Silas Marner is the impact of money on the lives of the characters. All three books vividly incorporate this theme in different ways. Money can greatly alter the way of life of any individual. It can be an advantage or a disadvantage. These three authors used this theme in these novels to show the reader the impact money can have on a person. In John Steinbeck’s, The Pearl, the village of La Paz is alive with greed. Everyone wants something from the main character, Kino....   [tags: Major Theme, Literary Comparison] 602 words
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George Eliot’s Silas Marner - Gold completely consumes Silas’ life, but the spell is broken once Eppie enters his life. What is keeping him in isolation is his gold, “His gold, as he hung over it and saw it grow, gathered his power of loving together into a hard isolation like its own” (Eliot 40).21 Hoarding, counting, and loving his money restricts his heart to love. The following quote describes Silas’ metamorphosis from having a cold heart filled with gold to a heart dependent on human interaction, “Formerly, his heart had been as a locked casket with its treasure inside; but now the casket was empty, and the lock was broke....   [tags: Isolation, Community, Literary Analysis]
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Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class and Joy Malnar and Frank Vodvarka’s Sensory Design - Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class and Joy Malnar and Frank Vodvarka’s Sensory Design Of all my positive attributes, creativity is not one of them. I think of creativity as the ability to come up with new things, using one’s imagination to create beauty, induce laughter, and/or provoke emotion. My jokes are always corny, my drawing skills are comparable to a toddler’s, and I suck at telling stories. “Creative” definitely does not describe me. Richard Florida, in The Rise of the Creative Class, describes creativity as a separate entity from intelligence, and I totally agree....   [tags: Creativity Sensory Design Rise Creative Essays] 1649 words
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Isolation and Community in George Eliot’s Silas Marner - John Donne explains isolation best by saying, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” (455).1 Many individuals live daily in isolation, but in some way or another everything everyone does creates a significant impact that will play a role in someone else’s life. The aspect of community is unavoidable; community is the basis of life. Characters in every novel ever written are interwoven unbeknownst to each other. Although some believe they are in true isolation, all the character’s actions impact one another, creating a community....   [tags: Isolation, Literary Analysis, John Donne]
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Moral Values of Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass - “Justice is the quality of being just as well as complying with the principle of righteousness and also performing one’s moral obligations” (Oxford Dictionary). Moral values are important in Silas Marner throughout the novel as those people who do good deeds are rewarded while those who fail in their moral duties to others are punished. As George Eliot was a religious person, she believed in fate and providence as there was a higher being rewarding and punishing our conduct. This theme is portrayed throughout the book and seen most prominently in the characters of Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1642 words
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The Portrayal of Silas Marner - In this essay I aim to discuss the portrayal of Silas Marner in chapters 1, 2 and 14 in the novel. The story of Silas Marner is about how things can change in time. It also supplies a certain message. George Elliot wrote the story in 1860. George Elliot was a female and her real name was Marian Evans. She changed her name because it was difficult for a woman’s book to be published. Her story deals with themes of greed, jealousy and envy. There are many morals to this story and we can learn a lot about life....   [tags: English Literature] 2443 words
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Silas Marner by George Eliot - Silas Marner by George Eliot · Aim: To examine the place of superstition and religious belief in the novel Under the pseudonym George Eliot, Mary-Anne Evans created the microcosm that is Silas Marner. This outstanding example of realism is delicately woven with superstitions and religious belief, all of which are influenced by Mary-Anne's own scandalous life. At the age of 22 'old maid' Mary-Anne ceased attending church and began turmoil of scandalous events that would completely destroy all her chances of a family life and make her a disgrace to the strict Victorian community she lived within....   [tags: Papers] 1649 words
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The Three Fathers in Silas Mamer - Compare and contrast the three fathers in Silas Mamer. What does and examination of their roles reveal to us about nineteenth century society and has it any relevance to us today. Silas Marner was an awe-inspiring book, which broadened my mind into the wonders of the nineteenth century, including the ups and downs of family life in the village and still being fairy tale story. Although it was difficult to read and it had a vast vocabulary of nineteenth century language I still understood the plot and gained a lot from it....   [tags: English Literature] 1842 words
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Silas Marner as a Fairy Tale - Silas Marner as a Fairy Tale In this novel, by George Eliot, 'Silas Marner', there are many fairy tales like aspects. Silas Marner is indeed a fairy tale, but it isn't purely a fairy tale. It also has realistic aspects. Fairy tales always have happy endings and they always represent the power of good over evil. They also have a timeless and universal quality towards them and they often contain some form of magic. In the novel there are many characters that like characters that you would expect in fair tales....   [tags: Papers] 1203 words
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Molly's Death in Silas Marner - Molly's Death in Silas Marner At the moment, Silas is like a snail in a shell, waiting to come out and excel. Godfrey has a big surprise waiting for him on New Years Eve. His previous wife, Molly, is planning on showing up and avenge him for leaving him. She has not only come alone, but with her child. Molly is addicted to opium and needs another shot to energise her walk towards the Squire's house in the deep snow. She immediately collapses and the poor child is left alone. She manages to find a way towards the town and is mainly attracted to the bright light of Silas' house....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Silas Marner by George Eliot - Silas Marner by George Eliot George Eliot wrote a book called “Silas Marner”. The story was set in the Victorian times when the market economy and industries were booming. The book was published in 1861, London, but George Eliot was concerned with the events from 1780s to 1820s about the fact that many did not read books written by women. “ The novel’s major theme, of loss and redemption through love, is embodied in the experience of its central character, Silas Marner” this is a theme, which is stated in the book....   [tags: Papers] 674 words
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Fatherhood in Silas Marner - Fatherhood in Silas Marner Silas Marner was published in 1861 but is concerned with events from 1780's to 1820's. There is a key theme which runs throughout this novel, fathers and there roles as fathers. The common factor in this novel is that Silas and Godfrey both have a role as a father figure. You could also include Squire Cass as a father figure. First of all, the first father was Squire. He was the father of Godfrey, Dunstan Cass and also some other children. Squire Cass lost his wife in the past and the children had no mother to bring them up....   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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