The change in the villagers' perception of Silas was very gradual and directly proportional to the changes in Silas, himself.
Silas had made himself unapproachable, isolated, and prone to enigma with his attitude towards people and his lack of interest in being part of the community. Therefore, the people thought that Silas was scary, enigmatic, even mean and unapproachable.
When the day came that his gold was stolen, Silas began to lose his mind, ventured out of the house and ended up at the Rainbow Inn. When he began to accuse people, he was angry, so he made them angry as well.
But when he finally cowed down and broke down, his pain was so sincere, and his frustration so evident that he touched the hearts of the people. They immediately quit their ideas about him and saw a very real person, immensely wounded and who has hit rock bottom.
Then, compassion hit because they saw themselves in his position, identified with him greatly, and offered their condolences and help to at least bring him back to sanity.
In general, the people of Raveloe brought together the most significant characteristics of a close-knit community: Charity, cooperation, and unity because nevertheless, they were clearly aware that Silas Marner was still one of them, regardless of being an isolated person. Silas was part of Raveloe.
Dr. Kemp is presented as a man of science. He is preparing for the exam of royal society for joining the classy and elite scientists. When he is told about a strange presence in his house, he turns a blind eye to it. He is shown as a kind-hearted person who helps Griffin in getting necessary things. After getting to know about Griffin, Kemp pretends to show that he is supporting him, but he talks to his old mate and plans Griffin to get arrested. Thus, he is supporting humanity over friendship which shows that he is a nobleman. Dr.Kemp helps the society to get rid of this evil creature.
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