Silas Marner (Annotated) by George Eliot Summary
Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-Silas Marner is a love story and overcome setbacks. At the beginning of the novel, the protagonist, Silas, loses his friends, his faith, and his fiancé when framed by robbery. Exiled, he moves from Lantern Yard to the idyllic English country of Raveloe, an agricultural community. There, it replaces people and human interaction with money. He works in his trade, weaving, and isolates himself so that he can never be hurt as before. Later in history, the plots converge when Silas has all his money stolen from him by Dunstan Cass, a city-connivist aristocrat. Dunstan, the son of the squire, had been in the business of blackmailing his older brother Godfrey. However, when the money fell short, he offered to sell Godfrey's horse, Wildfire. He ended up killing the horse before handing it over and receiving the money, which led him to steal from Silas. On New Year's Eve, leaving his door open, Silas gets an unlikely visitor. A little girl, having left her dying mother's arms, enters her house.Silas, waking up from a trance, at first thinks that the child is his gold returned to him. Seeing the tracks in the snow and then discovering the body, Silas goes to Cass's house to find the doctor. When he arrives, Godfrey recognizes the boy as his son from his secret marriage with a woman named Molly, a fact that Dunstan used as blackmail. Godfrey, waiting for the woman to be dead, follows the doctor and Silas.Your hopes are fulfilled; Molly overdosed and died in the snow. Godfrey hated this marriage, and with his dead wife, he realizes that he has the ability to marry his true love, Nancy Lammiter. However, there is still the question of the child. Godfrey expects her to remain a secret, and feels cunning when Silas struggles to keep her. Godfrey is relieved and secretly promises to always provide Silas as a secret benefactor.