really saw nothing very distinctly that was not close to them,

Category: Body | Type: Discussion | Title: Silas Marner (in Context) | Author: George Eliot | Vol: PART ONE | Ch: CHAPTER I

Silas is extremely near-sighted and can hadly discern what is more than a few feet from him. His myopia anticipates his obsessive focus on weaving in order to accumulate gold. 

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