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kept a small shop, they were nto poor but they wree far from rihc nad
certianly not aristocratic.
but as Baines employer, JO was socially superor to him although he
was clealry fond of him and they ahd a freindship – it was not really
a freindship of equals
. JO was
> basically an aristocrat from the beginning (?) and
> married Anne to gain the shipping line. WB was just a
> common sailor who worked his way up. Though it does
> seem confusing at times why JO would not consider WB
> his equal (when it was Capt. WB) it is sort of the
> caste system of the victorian era.
> Searching for WB in Labrador would have been the
> code of the sea (going to another's distress) and
> not necessarily mean they were buddy-buddy.
> I have not seen all the eps but what happen to Anne
> Onedin? Did she die or get a divorce from James?
> — stuart_fanning <stuart.fanning@n…>
> > Does anyone else think it strange that, in the main,
> > the
> > Baines/James Onedin relationship didn't develop all
> > that much. If
> > you look at their relationship during the first
> > couple of seasons
> > and the last two seasons, it hadn't changed that
> > much. Surely over
> > the 20 or 30 years they were together Baines would
> > have grown in
> > self confidence so that there relationship would
> > have become more of
> > one of equals. Obviously it couldn't completely as
> > Baines was a
> > senior employee, but Onedin's growing reliance on
> > Baines over the
> > years should have pushed things in that direction. I
> > think Onedin
> > would have accepted a more equal relationship, but
> > the series
> > scriptwriters really didn't develop the Baines
> > character very much.
> > Onedin obviously cared for Baines as the long search
> > in icy Labrador
> > proved and the naming of Onedin's son William at the
> > endof the
> > series.
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