Eppie Marner

Eppie Marner

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  • Physical Attributes
  • Gold?
  • The Charcoal Box
  • When Eppie is young she is described as blue eyed, having her father's face and eyes, curly haired and a joyful soul. However, after she grows up her hair becomes out of control.
  • Who's Child?
  • Eppie enters the story as a little girl, around two years of age. After her mother dies out in the snow she is drawn to the light in Silas Marner's house. She walks into his house and falls asleep by his hearth and melting pot, which is where Marner finds her. At first he thinks she is his sister but the thinks she is his gold.
  • The Wedding
  • As Eppie gets older, Marner realizes the need to discipline her. In one attempt he puts her in the charcoal box in hope that she will never be naughty because she hates the box oh so much. Unfortunately, she loves being dirty and his attempt to discipline her fails.
  • Her Change
  • One day, after Eppie turns sixteen, Godfrey decides he should tell Eppie that she is her true biological dad. He hopes that Eppie will want him to adopt her even though she has now spent all of her time growing up with Marner. In the end, Eppie declines her father's offer to live with him and be his child. 
  • All stories need a happily ever after. In this story Eppie marries Aaron Winthrop. He loves Eppie dearly even though she does not love him nearly as much. She thinks that it is best for her to get married at some point because she has a whole life ahead of her and she should start living it now. 
  • In the end of this story Eppie changes in that she cares more for others than herself. She has come to realize that not everthing will be the way one wants and that there is always a decision to be made; she has learned how to make better decisions.
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