In Silas Marner, what is the most important internal conflict presented in the beginning of the story?   One that affects Silas himself

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The most important internal conflict Silas Marner faces at the beginning of the novel stems from several external conflicts.  First, consider the background story given in Chapter 1 about Silas' excommunication from the church and the subsequent denial of his faith.  He is framed in a crime he cannot remember committing and loses respect, his fiance, his sense of identity, and his faith all at once.

Add to this that Silas is a weaver in a farming town.  The life of the weaver as compared to that of one who works in the field...

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