Silas Marner lives a life of repetition. He not only weaves fabric in his loom for a consecutive fifteen years, but also revisits community. Betrayals play an important role to the outcome of the novel, “In Silas’ story the central problem of community begins with betrayal” (Ermarth 98).2 Silas begins as being a part of the community of Lantern Yard, retreating to isolation because of a betrayal done by his best friend, and later returning to community, Raveloe. In Silas’ past he possessed a full life; “Marner was highly thought of in that little hidden world, known to itself as the church assembling in Lantern Yard: he was believed to be a young man of exemplary life and ardent faith…” (Eliot 6).3 Silas understood the importance of community in the early stages of his life. S...
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