Silas MarnerSilas Marner – a weaver, miser– a weaver, miser protagonistprotagonist
Godfrey CassGodfrey Cass – son of the local squire.– son of the local squire.
Dunstan CassDunstan Cass – Godfrey's greedy brother with a– Godfrey's greedy brother with a
penchant for alcohol and manipulation.penchant for alcohol and manipulation.
Molly FarrenMolly Farren – Godfrey's first wife who has a child– Godfrey's first wife who has a child
by him. She dies leaving the child.by him. She dies leaving the child.
EppieEppie – child of Molly and Godfrey who is cared for– child of Molly and Godfrey who is cared for
by Marner.by Marner.
Nancy LammeterNancy Lammeter – Godfrey Cass's second wife.– Godfrey Cass's second wife.
William DaneWilliam Dane – William Dane is Silas’s former best– William Dane is Silas’s former best
SarahSarah – fiancée to Silas while in Lantern Yard.– fiancée to Silas while in Lantern Yard.
Married William Dane.Married William Dane.
Characters in Silas Marner
Silas Marner was a man
who lived in Lantern Yard,
and was well known as a
respectable and religious
man. However his
appearance and new
talents seemed unordinary
and suspicious. His best
friend William cheated him,
his fiancée refused him and
married William. Soon
afterwards Silas Marner left
the town. Silas Marner
settles near the village of
”He don’t understood why God had refused to help him.
But know his trust in God and his friends had been
Dunstan Cass –
brother with a
penchant for alcohol
and manipulation. He
knows his brother
secret ( Godfrey
married Molly, had a
child) and use it.
Dustan was very bad
person in the novel.
He stole all Marner’s
• Another interesting character in the novel is
Molly. She is secretly married to Godfrey, but is
also of low birth and addicted to opium. On a
winter's night, Molly tries to make her way into
town with the child to prove that she is Godfrey's
wife and ruin him. On the way she takes opium,
becomes disoriented and sits down to rest amid
the snow, child in arm. Her child wanders from her
mother's still body into Silas's house. Upon
discovering the child, Silas searches for its mother
and finds Molly - a woman unfamiliar to him -
Silas decides to keep the child and names her
Silas loses his
to theft only to
At last Godfrey
confesses to his wife,
Nancy, that the dead
woman was his first wife
and that Eppie is his
child. The couple, who
are childless, go to Silas
and reveal this to him,
asking that Silas give
Eppie up to their care.
The decision falls to
Eppie, who has no desire
to be raised as a
gentleman's daughter if it
means forsaking Silas.