Silas Marner

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Dolly Winthrop’s earnest son, Aaron meets Silas Marner when he is very young. Dolly hopes to help Marner by visiting him after the loss of his gold, and she brings her son to help raise the weaver’s spirits. The little boy sings and accepts cake offered by the weaver, who is unsure how else to interact with the child. Once he has grown into a young adult, Aaron falls in love with Eppie and the two plan to marry and to live with Marner, so that Eppie doesn’t have to leave him.
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Aaron Character Timeline in Silas Marner

The timeline below shows where the character Aaron appears in Silas Marner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
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One Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Winthrop brings cakes and her little son Aaron along with her as she goes to visit Silas Marner. Marner receives them without impatience.... (full context)
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...Lantern Yard. Flustered by her discussion, Marner attempts to return her good will by offering Aaron a bit of the cakes. At his mother’s bidding, Aaron sings, “God rest you merry,... (full context)
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...tries again to respond to her kindness in the only way he knows, by offering Aaron more cake. Dolly Winthrop urges him again to stop working on Sundays and then the... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Aaron Winthrop, now a good-looking young fellow, follows Marner and Eppie from the church. Eppie expresses... (full context)
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Once Aaron turns back to the village, Eppie skips in happy triumph, declaring that she knew Aaron... (full context)
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...were to be married, she should be married with her mother’s ring. She confesses that Aaron Winthrop has asked her to marry him now that he has a lot of gardening... (full context)
Part 2, Conclusion
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Eppie and Aaron are married on a beautiful sunny day. Eppie wears a dress of white cotton, which... (full context)