What is the end result of Silas' helping Sally Oates in Silas Marner?

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The main result of Silas Mariner helping Sally Oates feel better by providing her with a concoction known as "the stuff" was, first and foremost, unwelcome and unwanted attention.

Ever since the word got around that Silas was able to cure people, mothers, neighbors and every person who needed any kind of cure for themselves and others would come by his house or stop him to ask for a favor. They even came with pieces of silver which, at the time, he was not interested in collecting from anyone.

After that, the isolation on Silas's part became stronger because he was annoyed at all this attention and expectation, hence, he liked people around him even less.

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