Silas Marner Essay | Happiness in "Silas Marner"

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Happiness in "Silas Marner"

Summary: In "Silas Marner" by George Eliot, the characters of Silas and Godfrey grow into happy lives. This reinforces Eliot's theme that good things happen to those who lead good lives.
At the end of George Eliot's novel, Silas Marner, two of the main characters, Silas and Godfrey are both happy. However whereas Silas is completely happy Godfrey is only partially happy.

Both Silas and Godfrey go through a journey in the novel. In many ways they are similar although, when their paths cross the outcomes are different for both characters.

Silas's journey in the book begins when he moves out of Lantern Yard and into Raveloe. This makes him very unhappy as he does not have any friends in Raveloe. Eliot shows us how unhappy he is by describing his state of mind, showing us that he feels that `the future was all dark' Chapter 2 and how he also felt that in Raveloe `there was no Unseen Love that cared for him' Chapter 2. To overcome his sadness Silas uses his weaving. Eliot describes Silas's excessive weaving...

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