Yesterday I wrote a post about the Poldark series and I told you I was going to write a post about my most favorite Poldark characters. So here they are in no particular order.
My first favorite character was Morwenna Carne whose maiden name was Chen worth . So she was Elizabeth’s cousin. ( I’ll talk about her at a later time) From the very first time Morweena Carne walked on the scene in season 3 I didn’t really know she was going to be one of my favorite characters in the series. I thought she was going to be like another adversary for the Poldark’s but when I saw that she was going to be the governess for Jeffery Charles and then they introduced Drake and their first meeting I kind of was like okay .
Every scene when she appeared I was on the edge of my seat . Because I already knew George was going to start something based off his actions from the previous seasons but I didn’t know what it was going to be involving her when she was introduced. I originally thought he was going to use her to spy on the Poldark’s.
I loved all her scenes with Drake. And one thing I liked about her is she basically gave her life for the one she loved when she found out that Drake was possibly going to be in jail or die in jail because of what George did to lie on him about stealing the bible when it was just a gift given by Jeffery Charles.
It was basically an ultimatum that George gave her . She marry the vicar or have Drake suffer.
She was one of the few characters along with Drake that was thrown in the middle of the Poldark , Warleggan feud and thus along with Drake had to suffer at no fault of her own all because she couldn’t help who she loved. But she continued to stay strong no matter how she was feeling or what occurred in her marriage to the vicar . She held on to that notion that no matter what she would always love Drake.
The indication for that was when she kept the flower petals from the flowers he left at her door pressed away in a book. She never gave up on their love, even though she gave Drake some harsh words at times when she was hurting . And when she thought they would never be together again.
One thing I didn’t understand though is why she threw away the shell bracelet he made her . When she did that it made me think she was going to give up on Drake . Because that was like one of the first gifts he gave her to show her how much he loved her.
She was one of the characters where I could actually feel her pain , and silent pleas. Maybe it was due to the character being well written or good acting . But all and all she was a favorite for me.
My next favorite character was Drake Carne. Who was the brother of Demelza . When he first came on the scene also in season 3 episode 1 (in the very first scene I might add) I kind of knew he would have an important role in the series .
As a writer I learned you don’t introduce characters by name and a main action within the very beginning of a main scene or the beginning of a story unless they have an important role to play. And as a screenwriter with years of experience analyzing movies and tv shows it’s easy for me to tell when a character is first introduced whether that character will be or is a main character, supporting character or has a bit part (throw away character) within the scene.
Drake was sort of like a memorable character for me. At first I didn’t expect his character arc to be that long and last three seasons. He literally nearly missed death three different times . I was sure his character arc was going to be short. He was an interesting character and I liked how he was very kind and strongly devoted to the ones he loved. He didn’t give up on his love for Morwenna even after she was married to the vicar .
He even told that to Rozina . It was like he waited on her and I think he would have waited on her forever.
The reason I liked these characters especially together is that they never gave up on their love for each other. They were thrown into a circumstance by no fault of their own and they dealt with it the best way they could and stood strong to their beliefs and love . And in the end they found each other again and was able to be happy. I guess it kind of had a star crossed lover element to their character arcs.
Now a days you don’t see a lot of writers using that trope much. As a writer I haven’t used that trope yet either. But I love reading and watching the trope being used whenever it’s possible.
Another character that was my favorite was Verity Poldark Blamey.
She was by far one of the characters that deserved more screen time and I wished I had seen her character more in the later seasons. Her character arc had that same star crossed lover element to it where she wanted to be with the one she loved but couldn’t . I think she deserved better from her family because she in the end was kind of like the only Trent worth Poldark left and she deserved love too. She was a strong woman even though her family treated her like she was old and a spinster at times . Also in the end she was able to marry the one she loved with help from Demelza. But she was star crossed with her lover Andrew for most of all season 1 . It was a good arc to see. It got really hyped when her brother pulled out the pistol and was like let’s dual. They pulled a Romeo and Juliet scene right at the very beginning. And liked that.
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