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North and South : Pictures (episode 2)

Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South
"You're ill?" (John Thornton)

“I don’t apologise to anyone about the wages I pay or how I run Marlborough Mills.  It’s no secret.  It’s in plain sight for all to see.” (John Thornton)
Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South
Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South
“Up here in the North we value our independence.”
(John Thornton)
Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South
“… as for the daughter, she gives herself airs …” (Mrs Thornton)

“… he was struck anew with her great beauty …” (Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 20)

Thornton: Logic would say: the longer you support the strikers, the longer you prolong the strike.  That is not kindness.  They will be defeated but it will take longer.  Their pain will be prolonged.

Margaret: But surely to give a dying baby food is not just a question of logic.

“Mr Thornton go down this instant and face them like a man." (Margaret Hale)

“Another moment, and Mr. Thornton might be smitten down,--he whom she had urged and goaded to come to this perilous place. She only thought how she could save him. She threw her arms around him; she made her body into a shield from the fierce people beyond.” (Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 22)
“Mr. Thornton quivered with rage. The blood-flowing had made Margaret conscious--dimly, vaguely conscious. He placed her gently on the door-step …” (Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 22)

“Are you satisfied?  You came here for me, so kill me if that’s what you want!” (John Thornton)

“Mr. Thornton remained … trying to think of the business he had to do … and in reality thinking of Margaret. Everything seemed dim and vague beyond - behind - besides the touch of her arms round his neck--the soft clinging which made the dark colour come and go in his cheek as he thought of it.” (Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 23)
“I promised you I would not go there and I did not." (John Thornton)

“I’m sure she will take you from me …” (Mrs Thornton) “I know she does not care for me but I can’t remain silent.  I must ask her.” (John Thornton)
“Mr. Thornton stood by one of the windows, with his back to the door, apparently absorbed in watching something in the street. But, in truth, he was afraid of himself. His heart beat thick at the thought of her coming.”
(Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 24)

“Miss Hale, I was very ungrateful yesterday …”
(John Thornton)
“I came because … I think it very likely … I know I’ve never found myself in this position before … it’s difficult to find the words …” (John Thornton)
Thornton: I don’t want to possess you!  I wish to marry you because I love you!
Margaret: You shouldn’t!  Because I do not like you and never have!

“One minute we talk of the colour of fruit, the next of love.  How does that happen?” (John Thornton)

“Oh there are others? ... Of course.  You must have to disappoint so many men that offer you their heart.”
(John Thornton)

"The clear conviction dawned upon her, shined bright upon her, that he did love her; that he had loved her; that he would love her." (Elizabeth Gaskell, N&S Chapter 25)



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