Margaret hale is a dutiful daughter with a large heart but prejudiced and, at times, arrogant john thornton is a harsh master with an open mind and compassionate nature mrs thornton is fiercely loyal and stern with deep maternal affection and pride, and so it goes. Meet allie babcock - the audacious dog therapist with a flair for sleuthing at her brand new shop in boulder, allie's very first client is a dejected collie whose previous owner allegedly took her own life. Significantly, margaret resists both consumption and consummation in north and south, rejecting two marriage proposals before finally accepting thornton at the close of the novel gaskell had believed she was to serialize the novel in twenty-two rather than twenty issues of household words.
John thornton and margaret hale were college sweethearts but margaret disappears without a word the day after refusing john's offer of marriage after four years they meet again. Margaret hale=daughter of nonconformist minister who moves to the fictional industrial town of milton after leaving the church of england lifestyle change shocks margaret, who sympathizes w/poverty of workers comes into conflict with john thornton, the owner of a local mill (friend of m's father. Pride and prejudice (1995) review there have been numerous adaptations of jane austen's celebrated 1813 novel, pride and prejudice over the past decades two of these versions happened to be bbc miniseries that aired in 1980 and 1995.
These are presented in the characters of mr hale, nicholas higgins, and john thornton mr hale is presented as a gentle but weak man, embodying traditional feminine qualities of compassion and empathy. Margaret hale and john thornton are complete opposites she is cultured and genteel and he is an uncultured, but rich factory owner when they meet they heartily dislike each other. Novels is called north and south and was first published in 1855 in two volumes the novel the novel portrays the story of the protagonist margaret hale in her young adulthood. With peaked curiosity, john was beside himself when he saw that miss hale's envoy was the brothel's ownerimagine a lord of the realm in a working city, working gentlemen in top hats and ladies of known and unknown virtues embroiled in a struggle for love, glory and survival. North and south is the story of margaret hale, the daughter of a middle-class parson who is moved from a privileged upbringing in a rural town near london in the south of england to live in the town of milton, an industrial mill-town in the north in the throes of the industrial revolution.
In the interests of fair mindedness - and to show that we do in fact care about other aspects of the north and south story than the handsome mr thornton, i have decided to post a comparison topic similar to our discussion mr thornton vs mr darcy. When a crisis of faith prompts his departure from the church of england, margaret hale's father moves his family north to bleak, industrial milton at first, margaret is put off by the town's grit and poverty - a stark contrast to her rural southern hometown. Margaret hale is a well-bred girl from helstone in the rural south of england who is suddenly pitchforked with little money or status into the harsh world of the industrialized north a leading manufacturer, john thornton, falls in love with her. North and south (1975) review i had been a fan of elizabeth gaskell's 1855 novel, ever since i first saw the 2004 television adaptation a few years ago. John thornton is a man of heavy responsibilities who has many things on his mind, but the most troublesome of them all is margaret hale she wants nothing to do with him, and he wishes he could feel the same.
Finally, the romance between john thornton and margaret hale brings out the best in both of them - eventually margaret begins the book haughty, upset at being moved to milton, missing the sophisticated society of southern england. Environmental conditions miasma, the odour from decay, was considered the main cause of disease before the germ theory overlaid it 10 in north and south margaret hale is discouraged by the heavy smoky air, the thick fogs and the grime of the midland city to which she has moved from the rural south. Of course, anyone who loves north and south, will be interested in dickens' dark description of milton it was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage.
Nicole clarkston: north and south i was stripping and refinishing my wood floors one week in the summer of 2011, when my husband was out of town i was stripping and refinishing my wood floors one week in the summer of 2011, when my husband was out of town. North and south examines corporate redemption much more than individual mr higgins, a minor character, moves towards salvation, but the story is centered on the characters of mr thornton and margaret hale, who are attracted to each other, but who feel very differently about how labor problems should be addressed. My stories have occasionally been criticized for making too much of the physical dynamics between john thornton and margaret hale perhaps they do, but i take my cues from elizabeth gaskell's own writing, which conveys a tremendous amount of physical emphasis when describing margaret's effect on john thornton. When it comes to adapting a novel or play for the screen, i have no problems with screenwriters making changes to the story or any of the characters if those changes manage to serve the film after all, some aspects of a novel or play do not translate well into film.
In north and south, the hale's journey brings them into contact with a new typology of poor and introduces them to the disembodied labor that had supplied them with merchandise and resources without their understanding of it. Margaret hale and john thornton, north and south i have really no idea about the two bonus questions except that perhaps the bottom one is cranford or. I'm reviewing my second viewing of north and south, you must understand, and i must say i'm glad it's my second time around because if i'd written this after my first viewing, i wouldn't have looked on margaret so favorably as i do now.