Characters use alcohol to cope with stress, but when they abuse alcohol, disaster ensues. She was born in into a wealthy and politically prominent family.
Union General Sherman suffers heavy losses to the entrenched Confederate army.
Instead, Scarlett ensures that those close to her are dragged along in her wake. No moment illustrates Scarlett better than her return to Tara — the family home — after the collapse of Atlanta. It was boredom that caused year-old Margaret Mitchell to write 63 of the most beloved chapters in literary history.
He gives in, warning her not to come crying if she falls. She miscarries a fourth child during a quarrel with Rhett when she accidentally falls down the stairs. Mitchell depicts Belle as human and generous and perhaps morally superior to the ruthless Scarlett she resembles.
All the talk is of the coming Civil War.
She was not allowed to express her personality by running and screaming on Sunday afternoons while her family was visiting relatives. It probably would have stayed that way had the publisher not requested a name change. He is unwilling to be as ruthless in business as Scarlett would like.
The men must bid for a dance with a lady, and Rhett bids "one hundred fifty dollars-in gold"  for a dance with Scarlett.
Everything beyond her circle is essentially irrelevant. The Bridgeport Telegram, July 4, Frank is an unattractive older man.
India was courted by Stuart Tarleton before he and his brother Brent both fell in love with Scarlett. The city of Atlanta was abandoned by General Hood and then occupied by Union troops for the rest of the war. Family history[ edit ] Margaret Mitchell was a Southerner and a lifelong resident and native of AtlantaGeorgia.
Rhett describes it as an "architectural horror".
Eugene Mitchell on Peachtree street and the occasion was beautiful and enjoyable. At ChristmasAshley is granted a furlough from the army. The pretty young hostess was a demure Martha Washington in flowered crepe gown over a pink silk petticoat and her powdered hair was worn high.
This is a type of Bildungsroman a novel concerned with the moral and psychological growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood coming-of-age story. The Constitution, Atlanta, February 2, Gerald disapproves of her drinking, which begins only after she escapes Atlanta, because ladies never drink liquor in polite Southern society.
Honey is described as having the "odd lashless look of a rabbit.
Henry repeatedly advanced in front of the platoon he commanded, drawing machine-gun fire so that the German nests could be located and wiped out by his men.
Bonnie is four years old in Mitchell suggests that overcoming adversity sometimes requires ruthlessness.
Edee, March 26,Mitchell wrote of Clifford that she had a "memory of a love that had in it no trace of physical passion".
Bacot came from a wealthy South Carolina plantation family that owned 87 slaves. Her focus on tomorrow constantly pushes good deeds into an indeterminate future.
Ashley is "the Perfect Knight",  in the mind of Scarlett, even throughout her three marriages.Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.
The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. Gone With the Wind study guide contains a biography of Margaret Mitchell, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
About Gone With the Wind Gone With the Wind Summary. Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the /5(K).
Gone With the Wind is the famous and controversial American novel by American writer, Margaret Mitchell. Here, she draws us into the lives and experiences of myriad colorful characters during (and after) the Civil War.
ATLANTA, Aug. Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind," died today at Grady Hospital of injuries received when she was struck down by a speeding automobile on.
One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inDownload