Essay on George Eliot

George Eliot’s Silas Marner

Silas Marner began his life in a ‘little hidden world known to itself as the church assembly in Lantern Yard. ‘ Silas was a valuable member of this ‘narrow religious sect’, who showed great devotion to God and compassion towards his neighbours. However, due to unfair accusations and the betrayal he felt from both God […]

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How does George Eliot use Setting in Silas Marner

Throughout Silas Marner a variety of different settings are used to create a location for the events that are taking place in the novel to happen. A common example of a setting used at numerous points in the novel is Silas Marner’s stone cottage. Eliot uses setting in many ways: symbolism can be shown, for […]

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The importance of the theme of “Duty” in George Elliot’s

After vigilant investigation I have accomplished an understanding that the theme “duty” in the novel Silas Marner has a big impact and means very much. Duty is the moral obligation, which is due. In the novel there are various links to do with duty and the main characters all had a duty to fulfill. Silas […]

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What was George Eliot’s purpose in writing Silas Marner

The basis of Silas Marner is that true happiness is achieved only through reciprocated love and respect for another and not through amassing wealth. This is illustrated when Silas’ relatively rich, but lonely and monotonous lifestyle is positively transformed by the loss of his money and the gain of the love of Eppie. Some say […]

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George Eliot

Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher who maintained that strife and change are natural conditions of the universe. I am interested in philosophy and when reading recently about Heraclitus it came to mind that his “Logos,” theory reminded me very much of George Eliot’s writing style! It seems odd to parallel the teachings of a Greek […]

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How is Silas Changed by his Experiences at Raveloe

Written by George Eliot, is the pen name of Anne Evans, Silas Marner is a book about morality and the spiritual journey of a man exiled from his home town for a theft of which he was wrongly accused.Eliot incorporated some of her personal experiences in several of her novels; in Silas Marner she was […]

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Comparison Between Latern Yard and Raveloe

Latern Yard and Ravloe were two different towns, religiously and socially. People in Latern Yard were more religious and less friendly, but in the other hand Ravloe was less Religious but friendly. In Latern Yard the church played an important part in the people’s life, it was like the heart of the town. Silas had […]

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A Study of the Character of Lydgate in George Eliot’s Middlemarch

One of the most important aspects of defining a character as courageous in George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch is self-recognition. In this novel, one of the keys to such recognition is through an understanding of one’s surroundings, the environment in which that character operates. When one looks at the character of Dr. Tertius Lydgate, one discovers […]

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The theme of an outsider is an important one in George Eliot’s ‘Silas Marner

In this essay I will be concentrating on the theme of an outsider. The theme of an outsider is an important one in George Eliot’s ‘Silas Marner’ because it is a story about a man who is alienated from his community because he is different, a social misfit “In that far-off time superstition clung easily […]

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