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Date: Feb 23 9:35 PM, 2017
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In the 1975 version, Captain McNeil did not refrain from trying to force himself on Demelza.  Whereas, in the novel, he did refrain himself.  Why did the producers change McNeil's behavior?



-- Edited by LJones41 on Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:35:36 PM



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I am a Yank  from the States so I am completely ignorant of the class system in U.K. I suppose it is not as bad now as it was in previous centuries. However I was thinking McNeil with parentage of no consequential nature  his question was more of a plea to Demelza, however Hugh the Aristocrat it seemed to be more of a demand.  Am I being way off base here? 



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However I would like to think that  that incident at Werry House way back in time was so distressful and shameful to Demelza she  could never say his full name especially his first name  "Malcolm".   'As a special favour for tonight, would you consider calling me Malcolm?  p.335 Warleggan

The last sentence is my interpretation to help cover the mistake. After all I don't think it would be too unreasonable for Demelza to have those thoughts. 

I am reading Four Swans and didn't Hugh Armitage says similar words  

Hugh says 'To separation. To loss. I leave for Portsmouth tomorrow'.

Demelza says 'Lieutenant Armitage, I...'

'Will you please call me Hugh?'

 The Four Swans:  (p. 217).  

Curious isn't it and Demelza's reaction to the two incidents also how a soldier and then a aristocrat say it. 



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Yes I am half way through the book. I have lots of thoughts about it that I intend to share with everyone. However I am disgusted with "Ossie" like everyone else. I  haven't like all the books after Warleggan as much as the first earlier books. Right now I feel they are dark with very little nobility in the characters. I am sure after I finish Four Swans I may change my mind. I like to read them twice which I haven't done since Warleggan so I am reserving my final judgement until then. I wonder if his autobiography sheds much light on W.G.'s mood in  his more mature years. Maybe I will take a break after Four Swans and read his autobiography. 



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Date: Jan 28 9:18 AM, 2017
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This is a good one. How do we move this over to the discrepancies list?



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Yes, Dave a proper mistake.no 

Are you now reading The Four Swans?



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'Compared to the predatory conquerors she had kept at bay in the past, such as Hugh Bodrugan, Hector McNeil and John Treneglos, this was completely without risk, danger or any other hazard. But it didnt feel like it which was the trouble'.  p.85 Four Swans

Is this a mistake ? Hector?  

However I would like to think that  that incident at Werry House way back in time was so distressful and shameful to Demelza she  could never say his full name especially his first name  "Malcolm".   'As a special favour for tonight, would you consider calling me Malcolm?  p.335 Warleggan



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