Interesting point and referring to the books not the film. I think it depends on how open minded or not a family could be, especially in those far more restrictive days, to someone with such a proven violent criminal record becoming a member of the family as Verity was so generous and open hearted, and why I've always understood and sympathised with Charles and Francis who only had her interests at heart. I doubt any modern family would be any different either as there's no telling how such an "irrational" person might behave at any time in the future.
Digging deeper I think you have to first take into account the likely absence of the important and stabilising influence that her mother Verity Mitchell (and ideally at least a sister) might have had on her, who dying in 1773 aged 33 when Verity was about 15 and about whom we unfortunately know nothing how this could have affected her in later life. Perhaps this is why she and Ross had some sort of common bond both having lost their mothers at an early age ? Both seeking to escape in their youth from the stifling strictures of Society with no-one else to turn to regarding the husband or wife they wanted to marry ?
And yet as always WG so subtly points out spinsterhood for Verity was looming....
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Hi! I'm a Poldark fan in California, USA.I grew up in the US and in Switzerland, used to work in Germany, and have visited the U.K. at various times. I love the U.K.I want to comment on Welch actor Richard Harrington in particular because I think that he is so very perfect for the role of Captain Andrew Blamey, a former and now reformed alcoholic who accidently killed his wife.Harringston's Captain Blamey ("Master of the Lisbon packet") strides into the Assembly Ball with his friend, glances at Verity, sitting alone and neglected, and just has to meet her. ("Do you know this woman?")And Ruby Bentall is absolutely perfect for her role as Ross's cousin, living at home with Francis and Elizabeth and her father, and fearing to wind up a spinster - an "old maid". Verity, with her expressive face and lack of makeup, really brings the 18th century to life.With Verity and Captain Blamey, it's truly "love at first sight" - an instantaneous, reciprocated love for one another.The viewer - by just Verity's and Blamey's reactions to one another, is privy to their innermost thoughts and feelings.Their interactions at the ball and later, in the same episode (episode two) - are so realistic and believable.We're up to episode three in the US, which will air tonight (July 5th).I haven't read the Poldark novels since my University days, but I know how the relationship between the two transpires.Right now, I'm just thinking of this new Captain Blamey and Verity; I'm back at the beginning - and I'm hoping for a happy outcome for them!You can see the deep love each has for the other - even from the time of their first meeting.
With grateful acknowledgments.
Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs. .. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.
Richard Harrington - Captain Andrew Blamey