Silas Marner Character Descriptions

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Silas Marner

This person is the protagonist of the story and a humble linen-weaver who is initially framed for a crime he did not commit. This character runs away from the town and finds a new home, where he hoards a small fortune before losing it and then raising an orphan.


This person is the adopted child of the protagonist, and secretly the child of the eldest son of the Cass family. The character's presence in the protagonist’s life has a tremendous impact on his faith and rehabilitation into society.

Godfrey Cass

This person is a wealthy aristocrat of Raveloe. The character is racked with guilt for past sins and secrets he is keeping, particularly his secret marriage to an addict and the child that the marriage produced.

Dunstan Cass

This person is the disdainful second eldest son of the Cass family and the thief of the...

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