Silas Marner The Weevil of Raveloe
Silas Marner is a lonely weevil living in rural 1800's England. He had been wronged in a religious cult as a maggot and has since shut himself away from the weevil populace. He inhabits a discarded biscuit and lives frugally. His neighbors do not understand him and he does not try to understand them.
The Squire's family is a contrast to Marner. His sons chafe against his tight hold on the family biscuit barrel. Dunzel Weevil, the second oldest, can easily use blackmail against Godfrey, the oldest, for schemes to help him enjoy the irresponsible life. Godfrey wants to marry the local beauty, Claire the Dung Beetle, but Dunzel has reasons to prevent the marriage.