The Question and Answer section for Silas Marner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This lead to a breakdown. He was in a panic and was feeling paranoid. Eventually he came to look at life differently.
We would not get proper character development of Marner. He would have stayed a static character.
Godfrey's character is morally weak.... he is immature, foolish, and selfish.