In the story of Silas Marner when Silas returns to Lantern Yard, Silas realizes that his questions will never be answered, but he is content with the sense of faith he has regained through his life with Eppie.
After redemption of a severe faith loss Silas visits Lantern Yard to see whether he is forgien by the society or still seen as a guilty. Surprisingly he observes there that the city has undergone a greatchange. The church was replaced by a factory and also the small cottages were converted into flats and large houses. He neither sees his cottage nor sees any of his fellow men.