Silas Marner

Characterize William Dane

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William Dane

Silas Marner's treacherous best friend when they were young men in the community of Lantern Yard. A zealous, confident contrast to the meek, self-doubting Marner. In order to steal Marner's promised wife, Sarah, Dane frames Marner in the theft of a pouch of church money.


Silas' proud and priggish best friend from his childhood in Lantern Yard.William Dane frames Silas for theft in order to bring disgrace upon him and then marries Silas' financée,Sarah.