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Silas Marner originally published in He exiles himself in the remote village of Raveloe. Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day, storing up gold which becomes his idol. When his gold is stolen, he is rescued from despair by the arrival on his lonely hearth of a beautiful little girl, whom he adopts, and through whom he and the other people of the village learn that loving relationships are more fulfilling than material wealth.

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Download M4B MB. Boxid OL Ppi Run time 6: Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text. Taped by LibriVox. Donald R Miller - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 11, Subject: The question of truth for Kierkegaard is framed only subjectively and existentially. Tied to inwardness, self-forgetting as Kierkegaard hints is a tendency to thwart yourself from your authentic selfhood.

It seems that a human subject is hovering between these two polar axes of inwardness and self-forgetting.

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In the novel, self-forgetting takes various shapes. For Silas, this process of self-forgetting is symbolized in his gold-hoarding, just to evade his prior selfhood in the shape of his love for God and people. The process of self-forgetting can work through gratification and hedonism. In contrast to Dunstan who performs this self-forgetting via gratifying and pleasurable action, Silas seems to reach a moral descent defying any aesthetic action. Nor can Silas be considered rogue like Dunstan for, as we see later, he reserves the potentiality to return to ethical sphere by the arrival of Eppie.

Kierkegaard emasculates the belief in truth in the face of the belief in untruth providing the former is done in bad faith and the latter is done through self- commitment and passion. Analysis of other minor characters This notion is more obvious in the case of William Dane, who frames for Silas the accusation of robbery. Dane certainly is the prime example of worshipping true God but in untruth.

He lacks the passion for God since those who have inwardness are capable of sharing it. The ethical-religious person is…one who is attempting to fulfill the potentiality that lay in the initially given self.

The aesthete or pleasure seeker, on the other hand, is one who remains living a half-life based solely on the initially given synthesis of body and psyche and is governed by the emotions rather than by will Watkin, William Dane seeks pleasure of money and gold by manipulating others and his stance is at lowest degree of an aesthete as a rogue.

Silas deprived of his previous faith and love, lives in a state of abeyance in a stone cottage. This suspense, rift or rupture with his past filled with the presence of waif, a straying child on the eve of Christmas.

Eppie restores his lost love and faith to God and to people since his hatred for folks diminishes and he starts to appear in society. By the advent of Eppie, he acquired his previous ostentatious faith to people and God and he became an ethical person through the love he devotes to the upbringing of Eppie.

He returns to the society since he chooses to be so. If he accepts the obligation of rearing Eppie, it is because he has the freedom to do so, to mold himself on the basis of shared love for the community through love for Eppie.

Silas should not be juxtaposed to Abraham since he not only failed to endure in the face of uncertainty but also sank into despair of weakness for fifteen years.

It maybe provokes this contention that his love for Eppie is not germane to religious faith. The angel has been domesticated into a child, but the sense of the wonder and the miracle remains. The initial choice of the ethical life is something that purifies, matures, and unifies the personality.

Through love and acceptance of the responsibility to bring up a child he reclaims his solid place as a true moral person in Raveloe. Godfrey Cass, the elder son of a landowner in the Rainbow, is replete with sense of guilt as he secretly married a low-birth girl Molly. So much entangled with his past that he seeks refuge in Nancy for a remedy of forgetfulness.

Here again the process of self-forgetting is at work. Godfrey seeks recourse to Nancy not only to suppress his past but also to lose individuality.

He cannot accept the responsibility of his action, the freedom and the will. The narrator does not allocate so many a passage to Dunstan to assess his sphere of existence, but for sure he is regarded neither an ethical person nor a religious one.

He is a mere hedonist driven by pleasure principle, the overriding force of aesthete. To take the persona of an aesthete does not denote that aesthete is necessarily vicious, but to lead life frivolously and not to bind to any pole of pre-defined morality. Aesthetic life per se excludes any yardstick of morality.

It is the notion that the good life can be defined without reference to good and evil, right and wrong. It should be noted that he is not a sophisticated aesthete like musicians or painters who seek to refine their tastes.

Dunstan stands at the lowest rung of aesthetic sphere. Godfrey is well placed in ethical stage of life, best shown in his anxiety over his secret marriage to Molly since he, as a son of Esquire, has violated social mores of his community.

An individual who opts for the ethical morals is already perceived as a member of his society awash with institution and practices. Being a member of a society reflects the denotation of assimilations of favorable rules and impositions.

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Being an ethical person, an individual conforms to the practices and norms of his community. On the contrary, Godfrey not only surreptitiously married a girl much inferior to his rank but also in the process of novel conceals his past from his wife, Nancy and evades the responsibility of his action.

Therefore it is double- sided; breaking social custom of his community thus one step reversing in his stance as a respectable son of esquire and breaking with his own past to forget his anxiety over his fault. An ethical person lives according to mores of his community and accepts the responsibilities of his deeds. Consequently this has two facets. He remains a respectable member of his society through concealing his wrongdoing but at the expense of anxiety and at the same time he fails to be a true moral individual denying his own existence.

This causes the blurring of boundaries between sincerity, true ethicality and a mere patina of respectability. Again the irony of life is at work since mere appearance and the truth is blurred and people are always judged by their appearance. Favorable Chance, I fancy, is the god of all men who follow their own devices instead of obeying a law they believe…… let him neglect the responsibilities of his office and he will inevitably anchor himself on the chance that thing left undone may turn out not to be of the supposed importance.

Eliot, - - Godfrey consolidates his stance in community by means of marriage with Nancy whom he loves. Rather than admitting his wrongdoing and the corollary of his action, he simply evades it. To neglect not only what morality bears upon but trying to slip his past into oblivion is the greatest moral error of Godfrey.

Silas at the end, united with his past, restored, is rewarded through genuine love for Eppie and he stands as an ethical person in his community. In other words, his philosophy helped them to expand the realm of existential perspectives to a great extent. Not only is he regarded as a philosopher but as a theologian, who put enormous efforts into redefining many preconceptions and already-assumed notions of Christianity.

His entire oeuvre spins round a new definition of Christianity.

Silas Marner / by George Eliot ; edited with notes and an introduction by Edward L. Gulick

He considered Christianity not to be a series of norms and beliefs to be inculcated into a new-born Christian child, and then to be performed through a series of rituals, but a way of living with passion and inwardness in the presence of God. Both the questions of existence and his philosophy are deeply rooted in his understanding of Christianity and three spheres of existence. Click to Preview.

George Eliot Downloads: Other books by author Aug Daniel Deronda Reads: Brother Jacob Reads: The Lifted Veil Reads: You may also like Mar Dunstan Cass comes to rob him III. In her sociological analysis, however, her language becomes abstract and incomprehensible.

Yet other people enjoy her interpreting remarks, feeling that they open up depths of wisdom in this seemingly simple novel. Individuals in this book also are connected to their own pasts in different degrees.

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Everyone meets at church. This causes the blurring of boundaries between sincerity, true ethicality and a mere patina of respectability. In the midst of this scene, he wishes his father had disciplined him more. You might feel the way Silas Marner does when he arrives in Raveloe. Related Products. And so she clung dearly to her older brother Isaac, her constant childhood companion.

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