Silas Marner


George Eliot

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The Osgoods Character Analysis

A prominent family in the town of Raveloe, the Osgoods are often compared to Squire Cass’s family. Like the Squire, the Osgoods host parties during the winter months. Mrs. Osgood is the aunt of Nancy and Priscilla Lammeter, and Mrs. Osgood and Nancy are of similar temperaments. Mrs. Osgood hosts two young ladies, the Miss Gunns, at Squire Cass’s New Years party.
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The Osgoods Character Timeline in Silas Marner

The timeline below shows where the character The Osgoods appears in Silas Marner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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The Individual and Society Theme Icon the Red House (Squire Cass’s home) for long periods of time before moving to Mr. Osgood ’s home for further celebration. (full context)
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...the next day at the hunt, but Godfrey protests that he is supposed to attend Mrs. Osgood ’s birthday dance the next day. Dunstan teases him about Nancy Lammeter who will be... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...parlor at the Rainbow is dark that night, as the important townsfolk at all at Mrs. Osgood ’s birthday dance. The bar where the lesser townsfolk gather is well occupied and Silas... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Mr. Macey recounts the locally famous tale of Mr. Lammeter the younger’s marriage to Miss Osgood . The elderly pastor, Mr. Drumlow, misspoke during the marriage vows, asking whether the bride... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...notice the low water level. Marner says this must be because of the draining in Mr. Osgood ’s fields that Godfrey Cass has directed. (full context)