Silas Marner

what does george eliot reveal about Godfrey's character through the incident of the dead mother and the surviving child?


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Godfrey is a slime ball. The death of Molly gives him the chance he has been waiting for. With Molly dead and the baby's identity unknown, Godfrey is free to propose to Nancy Lammeter. Godfrey has no moral qualms about this. He us an opportunist with little conscience.