Silas Marner: Novel Summary: Chapter 6

Eliot’s sixth chapter takes place in the Rainbow Bar, the major town meeting place for social occasions. There is a lot of character dialogue in this chapter, including stories from Mr. Macey; but the conversation employed by Eliot here is not pertinent to the novel. The chapter simply shows the reader the kinds of people in Raveloe, and introduces the reader to those whom Silas will confront in chapter 7.