Q. 12

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In Silas Mariner, Squire Cass is the most important man in Raveloe. He is well-respected and admired by the people of Raveloe. He is honourable and honest. He works hard to gain money and has become rich by his own efforts. He is however, an aloof father and goes not have a good bond with his sons. He has spent too much time focusing on gaining wealth than on enjoying the company of his family.


Godfrey is impulsive and dishonest. He marries a woman is haste and does everything he can to prevent anyone from finding out. He s prey to blackmail by his brother and gives up his horse to keep his end of the deal. Later he spends time with Nancy, and his wife overdoses on opium and passes away. Instead of mourning her death, Godfrey feels relieved that he could be rid of his secret marriage. He does not even accept his daughter as his own and leave her under the care of Silas.


Dunstan is the worse son, with no moral conscience and an evil mindset. He kills the horse that his brother gives him and steals Silas’ gold. In this way he is a thief and a vile man. He runs away with the gold only to be found dead later.


Squire Cass is a cold man , but he is honest. His sons however, left to their own devices, have turned out into dishonest and immoral men.


OR


In H. G. Wells ‘The Invisible Man’ Marvel plays the role of a visible accomplice to evil Griffin, the Invisible Man.


In the beginning, Marvel seems to be a dirty, poor and lazy man filled with greed and lacking a conscience. He is a ‘tramp ‘, shunned by society. Griffin found him wandering about a street. He thought Marvel to be a perfect accomplice as he is greedy for money and will do anything for it, but is not clever enough to outsmart him.


However, when he realises what it entails, Marvel wanted to quit his job and escape. He runs away with the money stolen by the invisible man as well as his notes and takes refuge with the police. This shows that he has some moral responsibility. He then uses the money to open an Inn which runs successful and makes him a well-accepted member of the society.


Hence, we can say that Marvel, though uneducated and conditioned to poverty, is clever, cunning and managed to make something of himself. He breaks away from Griffin and uses his resources sensibly. Over the course of the story, he evolves from a tramp to an honourable man.


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