Essays Tagged: "Silas Marner"

An essay analysing the theme of outsider in 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee and 'Silas Marner' by George Elliot

Discuss the theme of outsider in 'Silas Marner' and 'To Kill A Mockingbird'The theme of 'outsider' runs throughout both 'Silas Marner' ... ng the author hindsight and retrospective. However, differences also exist between the two novels. 'Silas Marner' is set in England during the years just before and during the industrial revolution wh ... ice and uses Boo Radley as an example of a product of the bad things in Maycomb, Alabama. However, 'Silas Marner' does lie centrally on the theme of Silas Marner as an outsider, how he became an outsi ...

(12 pages) 102 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The fotunes of Silas Marner" by George Eliot.

A Study into the Fortunes of Silas Marner.George Eliot wrote Silas Marner in 1861. It is set in a time before the Industrial Revo ... re cloth was made at home in a weaver's cottage, rather than in large factories of mass production. Silas is a cottage weaver.Silas Marner's fortunes throughout the book are many and varied. Although ... se and turn them to his advantage. His first major set back sets the scene for the rest of the book.Silas' first misfortune occurs in his hometown of Lantern Yard. Here he is asked to keep vigil over ...

(7 pages) 44 1 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fairy Tale and Faith in George Eliot's 'Silas Marner': an examination of the real and the unreal in Eliot's early fable.

Fairy tale and faith in Silas Marner.George Eliot abandoned work on her historical novel Romola in October 1860 to take up w ... orge Eliot abandoned work on her historical novel Romola in October 1860 to take up work instead on Silas Marner. She relates in letters how the 'merest millet-seed' of the story grew on her, and how ... his back; but, as my mind dwelt on the subject, I became inclined to a more realistic treatment.'. Silas Marner contains realistic and fantastic elements, which Eliot skillfully balances, and uses ea ...

(8 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Silas Marner" Book report, Summary on each chapter.

Ch. 1The book "Silas Marner" opens in the English countryside where it was common to sometimes come across weavers, ... cleverness as suspicious. So, the weavers developed eccentric habits that resulted from loneliness. Silas Marner, a linen-weaver lived in a stone cottage in the village of Raveloe. The boys of the vil ... ne cottage in the village of Raveloe. The boys of the village would go and look through his window. Silas would usually scare them away by glaring at them.. The boys' parents said that Silas had the a ...

(22 pages) 50 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A study of community, highlighted by characters who could be considered as standing outside of their community. Reference made to Eliot's 'Silas Marner' and Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'.

ide of their community, as highlighted in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' and George Eliot's 'Silas Marner'.William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' is set around a group of young boys, with the el ... h and Jack's relationship, as it is strained when they wish to take different paths.George Eliot's 'Silas Marner' is the story of a man, Silas Marner, who has been betrayed and in consequence has lost ...

(9 pages) 48 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Basic Aspects of Literary Study

s from widely different sources, into new characters,stories, scenes, and ideas. The characters of 'Silas Marner,' for example,never had an actual existence, and the precise incidents of the story nev ...

(12 pages) 114 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

George Eliot's Silas Marner

Title:Silas MarnerAuthor:George EliotPublisher:Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, EnglandCopyr ... ory in which her father serves as a model for the title character. The Mill on the Floss (1860) and Silas Marner (1861) are somber works set against country backgrounds. Silas Marner is the story of a ... ivorce under existing law.II. CharactersCharacters Best Developed Liked BestSilas Marner When Silas found Eppie and he decided to adopt her, this incident showed that d ...

(8 pages) 44 1 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

George Eliot's Influential Life

hrough this form of expression where Mary Ann Evans presented her moral vision of life. The novel, "Silas Marner" written by George Eliot (Mary's pen-name), and concepts presented within were heavily ... als, which were later published as books, deeply revealed Mary's emotions. For example, in the book Silas Marner, Silas stated that "... the past becomes dreamy because its symbols have all vanished, ...

(5 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Pre 1915 Novel - Silas Marner

y years she stopped going to church.She wrote Adam Bede in 1859 , The Mill on the Floss in 1860 and Silas Marner in 1861 but she is best known for Middlemarch which she wrote in 1872.In her novels Geo ... Eliot's break from tradition inspired the modern novel writers like Henry James, who admired Eliot.Silas Marner was Eliot's third novel and is among the best known of her works. Many themes in the no ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Selfishness of silas marner

lse to play with it. This has been an explanation of the course that selfishness takes. In the book Silas Marner, George Eliot displays the evils of selfishness through her characters: Dunstan Cass, G ... e Eliot displays the evils of selfishness through her characters: Dunstan Cass, Godfrey Cass, & Silas Marner. Dunstan Cass was self-centered. Not only was he greedy, but he took great pleas ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Silas marner 3

George Eliot's Silas Marner is an engaging novel intertwining money, sex, and family feuds during the 18th century. ... to represent happiness, love, and new beginnings; whereas gold to symbolize sadness and loneliness. Silas's life is unmeaningful and monotonous when all he has is his gold. "He handled [the coins], he ... s a person, but it should not replace a human presence as a friend. With the arrival of Eppie after Silas's gold is stolen, his life becomes meaningful, joyous, and new emotions are evoked from him. " ...

(1 pages) 1038 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The different shades of love

In Silas Marner by George Eliot, she wrote of Silas Marner's different changes of love. In the beginnin ... tly displayed how love can change from greed to the true, eternal love.When living in Lantern Yard, Silas's attachment to the community and belief in the church made him an average guy who everyone li ... .He lived in the town of Raveloe as a hermit. People knew very little of him and for a good reason. Silas was isolated because he did not want to get his heart broken again. His love from Sarah grew t ...

(2 pages) 382 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Silas Marner

A Comparison of Silas Marner and Godfrey CassGodfrey Cass and Silas Marner are perfect foils. They each developed al ... developed along similar lines but each differed at certain points. Both were affected by Eppie but Silas was the one who benefitted the most from it. Eppie's interaction with both also shaped the way ... m it. Eppie's interaction with both also shaped the way they love each's closest people.Godfrey and Silas were both self imposed loners. Godfrey had a to keep his first wife a secret from everybody es ...

(3 pages) 1279 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American