Silas Marner

Silas Marner

by Gary Wiener
     
 

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ISBN-10: 073770358X

ISBN-13: 2900737703589

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900737703589
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Literary Companion to American Literature Series
Pages:
186

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Introduction11
George Eliot: A Biography13
Characters and Plot22
Chapter 1Personal Influences
1.The Psychological Contexts of Eliot's Writing of Silas Marner30
2.Eliot's Identification with Eppie and Silas41
3.Literary Relationships and Affinities47
4.Eliot's Views on Motherhood in Silas Marner53
5.Aspects of Eliot's Life Are Reflected in the Themes of Silas Marner59
Chapter 2Major Themes
1.Alienation in Silas Marner70
2.The Theme of Rebirth and Redemption84
3.Chance in Silas Marner92
4.Natural Human Relations and Their Influences99
Chapter 3Characters and Their Motivations
1.Characterization in Silas Marner111
2.The Joys of Fatherhood119
3.The Significance of Nancy Lammeter Cass127
4.Three Stages of Moral Development149
Chapter 4Structure and Language
1.Blending Realism and Allegory157
2.The Narrator's Use of Metaphor164
Chronology172
For Further Research177
Index180

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