In Silas Marner what does Godfrey need from his brother in Chapter 3?

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Godfrey Cass in Chapter Three of this novel is not in a good position. He is being pressed by his father to give him the money that Fowler originally gave Godfrey for his rent. Godfrey however gave that money to Dunstan, his ne'er-do-well brother, because Dunstan is blackmailing him because he knows that Godfrey married secretly somebody who is below him in social position. This is a secret that, if revealed, will surely result in Godfrey being disinherited by his father and losing out on the chance of being accepted by society. Note what Dunstan says to his brother when Godfrey demands the money:

I might get you turned out of house and home, and cut off with a shilling any day. I might tell the Squire how his handsome son was married to that nice young woman, Molly Farren, and was very unhappy because he couldn't live with his drunken wife, and slip into your place as comfortable as could be.

As this quote reveals, because Dunstan knows of his elder brother's secret marriage, he holds massive power over him, and because of this, unfortunately, Godfrey has no defence and is forced to comply with Dunstan's wishes. Godfrey wants the return of the money that he gave to Dunstan that was rightfully his father's, but Dunstan's refusal to give it back means that Godfrey is going to have to find some other way of paying it.

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Chapter 3 of Silas Marner introduces us to Squire Cass and to his two sons, Godfrey and Dunstan. We learn that, although Squire Cass is one of the most revered people in Raveloe, he had done what many other men of his social status do, which is to allow his two sons to grow up "idle". As a...

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