Review of Silas Marner by George Eliot

15 May

George Eliot’s novel Silas Marner shows the transformation of the life of a weaver namely, Silas. He is the main protagonist of the novel. Apart from Silas, some other characters like Gordfrey and Dunstan make the story interesting and worth reading. The novel is set up in the early years of nineteenth century. So, it puts focus on the changes brought and caused by industrial revolution.
Silas was a loyal and honest man. But he was found guilty and was blamed for the theft which he never did. This proved to be a turning point in his life. George Eliot has beautifully described all this in full details.
Like most other novelists of her day, George Eliot used a unique way to express her point of view i.e. she views the action from any point she finds suitable and appropriate. This viewpoint of the author has several advantages over others and it is well suited to the author’s strength as a novelist. It allows her to make her characters alive. Eliot uses this technique to increase the reader’s sympathy, make them interested and engross them within the characters.
George Eliot knew how to make her reader’s happy. Sp, she chose to end her novel with a happy ending. Silas and Eppie, living together, Nancy and Gordfrey, getting married. Nothing could be more satisfying than this. Readers get the message of power of love, hope and honesty. Readers feel and get the messages and this is now, the purpose of the novel is being served.

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Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Reviews


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