Study Guide

Silas Marner Characters

By George Eliot

Silas Marner

Silas Marner is the title of the book, so you'd expect him to be a major player—and he is....

Godfrey Cass

As our runner-up for protagonist, Godfrey has a lot going on. In some ways, he's the most...

Nancy Lammeter

Nancy is a good country girl. Like her sister (see Priscilla's "Character Analysis"), she's been...

Dunstan Cass

Dunstan is a bad, bad boy—and not the sexy kind. He's just bad. He's a liar, a blackmailer,...

Eppie Marner

For such an important character, we don't know much about Eppie. But we do know that we love her....

Squire Cass

Squire Cass is a contender for the narrator's Least Favorite Character. Sure, Dunstan is...

Priscilla Lammeter

When we meet Priscilla, Nancy Lammeter's sister, she's labeled an "excellent housewife" (1.5.1),...

Aaron Winthrop

Aaron is Dolly Winthrop's son. We don't see much of him, but we do learn that he's "very sober...

Molly Farren

Poor Molly—we know almost nothing about her expect that she's a drunk and an opium addict,...

Minor Villagers

Mr. Macey is the parish clerk and tailor. He's got "an air of complacency, slightly seasoned with...

Minor Residents of Lantern-Yard

All we know about Sarah (but what more do we need to know?) is that she breaks off her engagement...