Silas Marner

Discuss Marner’s knowledge of medicinal plants and the villager’s attitude towards that knowledge.

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Silas isn't the most social guy. He is solitary which gives him a rather ominous reputation with others. Silas also has knowledge of medicinal herbs and periodically goes into cataleptic fits. Neighbours fear the old man has some sort of metaphysical power and stay away from him.