Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Topics: Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler Pages: 1 (260 words) Published: January 7, 2013
Scarlett O'Hara was a young charming lady living in Georgia. Almost every young guy liked her very much and wanted to marry her. However, Scarlett was infatuated with Ashley Wilkes. Maybe the guy liked her, but he married his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, which made Scarlett heartbroken. And then, at the party of Ashley's engagement to Melanie, Scarlett met Rhett Butler, who had the reputation as a rogue. As the Civil War began, Scarlett accepted a proposal of marriage from Melanie's brother, Charles Hamilton, who soon died of disease in training. After the war, Scarlett inherited Tara and managed to keep the place going. When Scarlett couldn’t get money from Rhett to pay the taxes on Tara, she married her sister's fiancé, Frank Kennedy, took control of his business, and increased its profitability with business practices that made many Atlantans resented her. Frank was killed when he and other Ku Klux Klan members raid a shanty town where Scarlet was assaulted while driving alone. Remorseful after Frank's death, Scarlett finally married Rhett, who was aware of her passion for Ashley but still hoped that one day she would at last come to love him. Scarlett eventually came to realize that she did love Rhett, but only once the couple had been through so much that Rhett had lost the passion as he was hurt so seriously. The story ended on an ambiguous note, as Scarlett decided to return to the familiarity of her beloved Tara, where she would find a way to win Rhett back: “Tomorrow is another day!”
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