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Ten Things I Love About North and South — Number 1

1.  John Thornton. John Thornton is a fascinating, romantic character.  He is a wise business man, who has overcome poverty through his hard work and now wants to improve himself through education.  I admire his practicality in hiring the Irish workers, and I admire his stand against the strikers.  He accepts responsibility for his actions […]

Ten Things I Love About North and South — Number 9

9. Reasonable alternative love interests. Although Margaret never takes Henry Lennox seriously as a suitor, the audience recognizes he is handsome and intelligent. He represents the kind of person Margaret might be expected to marry, if Thornton weren’t smoldering in the background. Henry’s not slimy like Wickham or a buffoon like Mr. Collins in Pride […]