And I will do whatever it takes to keep the peace.’‘Is this what they’ve brought you to?Are you so enthralled with the establishment you’d subdue your old comrades and friends by force?
’‘A longer poem would have sufficed,’ she beamed.‘Not for me.’Nor us.‘Your head might not allow it,’ he continued relentlessly. And that part which dare I say it has been neglected.’That was not her heart...
Morwenna was not re-united with Drake and remained trapped in her hideous marriage.
She finally stood up to Whitworth, refusing to succumb to his demands for his ‘conjugal rights’ but only by threatening to smother their son.‘Of course I didn’t mean it,’ she sobbed to the baby afterwards. Elizabeth used the Bible to get her husband where she wanted him.‘I swear that I have never given myself to another man, except my first husband and you.’It meant Poldark had ensured Elizabeth’s marriage stayed intact by coaching her on how to lie to George Warleggan.
He had burnt down Drake’s blacksmiths insisting to Elizabeth that it was ‘a deliberate affront by Ross and Drake defied me! If it was George, confrontation and aggression will be fruitless. All we can hope is that he will become bored and find some other innocent to torment.’So much for Ross Poldark - man of the people, revolutionary, and Cornwall’s Che Geurvara!
No wonder Demelza was appalled – and later moved on to a real hero.He even played the ‘I’m going blind’ card.‘Let me go into the darkness knowing that I once tasted heaven.’She pulled him down onto the grass, kissing him and moving his hand up her leg inside her dress.