Gone with the wind by margaret

Charles Hamilton: is Melanie Wilkes' brother and Scarlett's first husband.

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The entire picture of the Southern perspective from the hierarchy of slaves to the disdain of the reconstruction was enlightening. There has to be a better way. And she fusses around so much, trying to do the right thing and make you feel at home, that she always manages to say and do just exactly the wrong thing. She is described as plain. Not wanting him to know she is fearful of him, she throws back a drink and gets up from her chair to go back to her bedroom. However, she still has Tara and knows she can win Rhett back, because "tomorrow is another day. The fact that she could never fully understand him shows the divide between to two philosophies. There are hungry people to feed and little food. The first fighting in Georgia and the most significant Union defeat. Everything beyond her circle is essentially irrelevant. We all know people like her. Charles is a shy and loving boy. Ellen married Gerald O'Hara, who was 28 years her senior, after her true love, Philippe Robillard, was killed in a bar fight.

Mitchell carefully analyses the nature of human resilience, and holds up hopefulness as the critical tool for getting through the worst times. A planter by inheritance, Ashley knew the Confederate cause had died. Drill always ended in the saloons of Jonesboro, and by nightfall so many fights had broken out that the officers were hard put to ward off casualties until the Yankees could inflict them.

The southern belle was believed to be physically attractive but, more importantly, personally charming with sophisticated social skills.

When she sees him, she feels "sixteen again, a little breathless and excited. Shelves: moviesbook-clubclassicsfavoriteshistorical-fictionsettingcharacter It takes guts to make your main character spoiled, selfish, and stupid, someone without any redeeming qualities, and write an epic novel about her.

I swear, darkies are more trouble. From then on, they sleep separately, and when Bonnie is two years old, she sleeps in a little bed beside Rhett with the light on all night because she is afraid of the dark.

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If you visit the South today, you can see that all these generations later the wounds of the war and the regret at losing the way of life are still fresh. It was for this precise reason that Stuart and Brent were idling on the porch of Tara this April afternoon. It was a pleasant land of white houses, peaceful plowed fields and sluggish yellow rivers, but a land of contrasts, of brightest sun glare and densest shade. The dress set off to perfection the seventeen-inch waist, the smallest in three counties, and the tightly fitting basque showed breasts well matured for her sixteen years. Prejudice takes many faces. For protection, Scarlett keeps Frank's pistol tucked in the upholstery of the buggy. But nobody will believe me. A planter by inheritance, Ashley knew the Confederate cause had died. She's not intelligent enough to analyze love, but she grows up enough to fall for it anyway, to realize she needs people. When taken in the context of Dowson's poem about "Cynara," the phrase "gone with the wind" alludes to erotic loss. People who unscrupulously use their womanly charms to get ahead and carry a deep disdain for those bound by concepts of kindness, morals, or intelligence and most especially for those who see them for what they are instead of being manipulated. That's the sadness of the loss of the Southern way, still longing for the past instead of moving forward.

The characters in the book are so vivid that like or dislike you cannot get them out of your head. He is often publicly shunned for his scandalous behavior [17] and sometimes accepted for his charm.

Jeems did not like to jump fences, but he had jumped higher ones than this in order to keep up with his masters.

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Ashley Wilkes was elected captain, because he was the best rider in the County and because his cool head was counted on to keep some semblance of order. Infuriated and humiliated, she tells Rhett, "You aren't fit to wipe his boots! But it was something we did or said that made her shut up talking and look sort of sick.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell