This scene takes place in the beginning of the novel, but it also start off the beginning of Silas’s story. This is where Silas’s whole life changed. His best friend whom he trusted just framed him for stealing a dead man’s money. The significance of this scene is that Silas says to his former friend William that there is no God. This shows that because of what William did to Silas; Silas lost faith in God and says this to William in front of the whole Church and the church goers see this as blasphemous. This is crucial because at this scene everything that Silas ever thought he knew he now believes is false.The tone of this passage is bitter, condemning, and angry because of the words stole, sin, prosper, just, righteously, lies, against, and innocent.
This poem relates to this passage because just like in the novel the author is betrayed and now feels nothing, but seems dead just like Silas did to the people of his village.
This painting relates to the passage because in the painting the man looks confused like I’m sure Silas at the time. Having everything he ever believed in betrayed and lost. I also felt that the storm clouds could represent the betrayal that Silas faced.
This scene is also very critical in the novel because it is another life changing scene in Silas’s life. After Silas lost his former life and faith; he found happiness in collecting and keeping money. In this scene Silas just finds out that his money has been taken out of its spot; he’s been robbed. This scene is a very sad because the author shows the horror in Silas to the idea that he might have lost his money. The scene brings some sympathy from the reader, but it is significant because it ends up bringing Silas back to a life involving people. The tone of this passage is evasive, distressed, and sympathetic because of the words empty, leap, violently, terror, trembling, deceived, and curiously.
This poem relates to this passage because just like in the novel the character refuses to look around and accept the fact that what he wants is not there, so he just keeps his mind off of it to other things.
This painting relates to the passage because the black makes me think of the emptiness of the hole where Silas’s money was supposed to be and it seems in a swirl and lost like Silas must have been at the time.
This scene is the most positive change in Silas’s life. It is just after Silas finds that a baby walked into his small home. Here is where it is described how this child changed Silas’s life. Silas finds a new more genuine happiness in the child Eppie than he ever did in his gold. This is the change for the better in Silas’s life and is the first time in the novel that Silas is genuinely happy.The tone of this passage is joyous, cheerful, and loving because of the words deafened, blinded, monotony, repetition, holiday, reawakening, fresh life, spring sunshine, warming, and joy.
This poem relates to this passage because in the passage it speaks of how Silas remembers how he loved his money, but how now since Eppie has come into his life, how it has positively affected his life. This is similar how to in the poem it says that he is forgetting about the past, but how he now has new loves that can do him no wrong.
This scene relates to the passage because the picture is supposed to represent a sunrise and a sunrise can always be looked at as a new beginning everyday. I felt this related to the passage because the passage talks about how Eppie brought new joy to Silas.
1. By: Tim BERGIN<br />Great Books, Great Arts: Silas Marner<br />
2. Passage 1<br />The last time I remember using my knife was when I took it out to cut a strap for you. I don’t remember putting it in my pocket again. You stole the money, and you have woven a plot to lay the sin at my door. But you may prosper, for all that: there is no just God that governs the earth righteously, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent.” (17)<br />
3. Poetry 1: Dead Love by Algernon Charles Swinburne<br />Dead love, by treason slain, lies stark,<br /> White as a dead stark-stricken dove:<br /> None that pass by him pause to mark<br /> Dead love.<br />
4. Art 1: The Lock at Dedham<br />
5. Passage 2<br />“The sight of the empty hole made his heart leap violently, but the belief that his gold was gone could not come at once—only terror. He passed his trembling hand all about the hole, trying to think it possible that his eyes had deceived him; then he held the candle in the hole and examined it curiously, trembling more and more. At last he shook so violently that he let fall the candle, and lifted his hands to his head, trying to steady himself, that he might think.” (47)<br />
6. Poetry 2: To Any Reader by Robert Louis Stevenson<br />He does not hear; he will not look,<br /> Nor yet be lured out of this book.<br />
7. Art 2: Shade and Darkness - the Evening of the Deluge<br />
8. Passage 3<br />“The gold had asked that he should sit weaving longer and longer, deafened and blinded more and more to all things except the monotony of his loom and the repetition of his web; but Eppie called him away from his weaving, and made him think all its pauses a holiday, reawakening his senses with her fresh life, even to the old winter flies that came crawling forth in the early spring sunshine, and warming him into joy because she had joy.” (135)<br />
9. Poetry 3: Remembrance by Emily Bronte<br />Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,<br /> While the world's tide is bearing me along;<br /> Other desires and other hopes beset me,<br /> Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong!<br />