The Question and Answer section for Silas Marner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
People in Raveloe are generally suspicious of strangers.
Eppie brought a sense of purpose to Silas's life. Silas was concerned about more than gold or money. Eppie brought unconditional love to Silas, which washed over his soul and made Silas care about life again.
Spinners or weavers were believed to be conjurers or people who dabbled in witchery.