Poldark : The prostitute...

The prostitute...

I can't understand why she's allowed at the business meetings and at the balls. Aren't those high class affairs? What respectable man of the day would want to be seen with her?

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She's a high flying escort, more like.

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They describe her in more detail in the books. Of course she is a prostitute. But she's a social climber and manages to climb up the social ladder by marrying various members of gentry.

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I read somewhere the she was a proper war widow who was left with nothing. Evidently she had lived in polite society and knew how to mingle, as we have all seen. So, she was not born and raised in the trade.

When Margaret leaves Frances, it is for a younger man than she is, thought she's in Ross and Frances' age range. It sounds like she seduced him and when he was still intoxicated, he somehow persuaded her to marry him.

His last name was Vosper and now she is the respectable Mrs. V., whose welcome into society has been raised a couple notches from the welcome she previously had.

Do you think that this means that more wives will be introduced to her? She will be the judge of them!

She told George that her desire had been to marry Ross, but he only saw her as a necessity (on one or two occasions). He speaks of her in his confession to Demelza.

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She told George that her desire had been to marry Ross, but he only saw her as a necessity (on one or two occasions). He speaks of her in his confession to Demelza.



The thing I remember most is Ross seems repulsed by his one time with her. He has sex with her after the ball he escorts Verity to because he's upset at seeing Elizabeth and Francis together. Afterwards he says to himself he must not be like other men because he doesn't enjoy sex like they do.

Margaret is at the ball Ross and Demelza go to after Jim's death and she's hopeful there's trouble in their marriage because while Demelza is the belle of the ball Ross is drinking and gambling in the card room, and thinks she might get a chance to get her hooks into him.

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This makes more sense. I haven't read the book and I've only watched through the end of season 1.
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