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Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe was first published by George Eliot in 1861 The novels main actions take place at the turn of the 19th century in the English rural community in Raveloe A moral fable deals with the main character who has a series of simple probation The story deals with ideas of good gratification and evil punished Gorge Eliot shows us when people have no love and no responsibility for each other life become ruined While a great deal of love and a willingness to take responsibility make a happy people Throughout the book the readers are involved in the development of Silas personality When we find Silas Marner at the start of the novel he has lived in Raveloe for fifteen years However the story goes back to the narrow-minded religious community in Latern Yard where Silas Marner lived before Like many in the community he relies on rules of the chapel and does not develop any independent thoughtp10 He also makes friends and meets Sarah his future wife As it progresses the readers see him as a hardworking trusting disciplined and also a naive man who is the part of a community Not only does he is the part of a community but he also trusts in his community and in God However due to the betrayal of a fellow pashioner who blamed him for a robbery he did not commit Silas was expelled from the congregation and he finds out later that his former fiancee married his friend who had betrayed him We see the first change of his naive nature when the lots declare Silas guilty He accuses William and denounces the God of liesp14 Because of these circumstances he loses all regard for religion and people for William for the peacher and for Sarah Also the innocent Silas realized that God was neither just nor kind and that he failed to help even innocent people Crushed
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