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The subject of this essay is community and characters who are outside of their community as highlighted in William Goldings Lord of the Flies and George Eliots Silas Marner William Goldings Lord of the Flies is set around a group of young boys with the eldest being twelve years old who are stranded on an uninhabited island after their plane crashes We are introduced to Ralph and the rest of the boys the boys choose Ralph to be their chief instead of Jack who becomes Ralphs rival as well as his friend The story is set over a few months and mainly follows the regression of most of the boys on the island and Ralph and Jacks relationship as it is strained when they wish to take different paths George Eliots Silas Marner is the story of a man Silas Marner who has been betrayed and in consequence has lost his faith in man and God He moves from a small community Lantern Yard in an urban town to a very rural village called Raveloe He purposely keeps himself apart from the Raveloe community because of what happened at Lantern Yard We are introduced to the Cass family when Dunstan Dunsey Cass due to a debt he owed stole Silass money which he treasured Dunsey then disappears Silass path also crosses with Dunseys brother Godfrey Cass This happens when Godfreys daughter from his secret marriage wanders into Silass home from outside where her mother lays dead from an opium overdose She had been on her way to tell Godfreys father about her marriage to his son Silas takes the child in when Godfrey does not claim her and slowly she starts to change Silass attitude towards life and people He starts to regain his faith in man and God He decides to name her Eppie and all is well between them until Godfrey decides he wants his daughter back Silas Marner was
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