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Jean Song English 001-601 First Paper 021700 George Eliots Silas Marner tells the story of an unjustly exiled weaver who is restored to life by means of a little orphan girl named Eppie Silas character throughout the book is extremely unique in that extraordinary events take place in his life yet he does nothing to spur these happenings Silas Marner is extremely passive throughout most of the book until the end when a great event occurs in his life From the beginning of the book Silas is crookedly accused of stealing money Due to his passivity he is forced into the life of a loner When he is interrogated about the stolen money he remarks God will clear me I know nothing about the knife being there or the money being gone Search me and my dwelling you will find nothing but three pound five of my own savings which William Dane knows I have had these six months p 10 It seems that Silas relies too much on God to prove his own innocence He comes off as nave due to his trusting nature It is ironic that at the precise moment in which the money was stolen he has a cataleptic seizure allowing for William Dane to escape with the money unseen by anyone Silas realizes that he has been wronged by his dear friend William yet does not speak up He announces that he remembers that the knife was not in his pocket The other persons present however began to inquire where Silas meant to say that the knife was but he would give no further explanation he only said I am sore stricken I can say nothing God will clear me p9 Again Silas Marner an unfortunate victim could have cleared his name if he had explained the situation Still he remains quiet and lets the blame fall on himself when the lots are drawn His acquiescence to
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