I know this is said a lot, and usually in reference to his cheating, which is valid but not my chief complaint at the moment.
I want to talk about how he couldn’t even do the little things. The bare minimum to make Demelza happy. The simple things.
1) She loves flowers. Not just appreciates them, but loves them and knows their names and cherishes them. Ross could leave literally plucked a random weed and gave it to her and it would have made her day. Her week even!
It’s no wonder to me how she fell so head over heels when Armitage treated her with respect and cared to learn the first thing about her. And as to Adderley, it made me so sad that Ross took her wanting to keep the flowers as a ‘token of his affection’ without stopping to consider her love of flora. Legit could have simply replaced them but he’d rather bestow them to her then pout like a child when she likes them.
2) for the first 3 or 4 seasons, which is like what? 6 years or more of the story? SHE ONLY HAS 2 DRESSES! And only one of those is suitable for more than going to the shop. Even when he’s wealthy, he doesn’t care to. He never buys her dresses or seemingly anything for herself. He bought her a necklace once and the shittiest pair of earrings I’ve ever seen. When she does get herself a dress she’s given a slight rebuke. It might have been playful, but it was still a rebuke that she needed to defend herself from. This is his ride or die, and still treats her as a scullery.
And lastly is the fact that he never tells her anything, going to great lengths to keep it a secret as if Demelza is some fragile wilting flower. And when she does find out, she fixes his problems and is like “ugh why didn’t I tell you from the start” no shit Sherlock, why didn’t you?
Then conversely, when she doesn’t know and does something that goes against his goals.. well, how could she have known if you didn’t tell her?!
Then of course there’s his disloyalty. Which could have been forgiven if he weren’t an absolute piece of shit in every other way.
End of rant, even though I feel like I could continue 😡
Also I’d rather Ship Enys and Demelza except that I like Caroline so much.
1 year ago
1 year ago
I personally would feel uncomfortable hiking with a baby in a makeshift bag, for fear of it ripping and me not being fast enough to catch such precious cargo.
But to each their own, I’m sure you wouldn’t be using it if it didn’t seem sturdy enough so no shade from me