Everything you need to understand or teach Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Twilight of the Old South
Scarlett O'Hara is the anti-heroine of Gone with the Wind, a character who breaks the conventions of a romance novel from the first line of the book "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it." A spoiled, high-tempered, and strong-willed sixteen-year-old Southern belle, Scarlett is the eldest of three O'Hara daughters who live an idyllic life on a North Georgian plantation called Tara. In the opening scenes, the O'Haras prepare to entertain their neighbors with a barbecue, and Scarlett plots to capture the man she loves-Ashley Wilkes-from her friend, Melanie. However, Ashley rejects her, and Scarlett's nemesis, Rhett Butler, overhears her humiliation. Rhett, a wealthy outcast from high society who "looks like one of the Borgias," is both amused by and interested in Scarlett.
The Civil War
News of the war reaches Tara, and Scarlett's life and the lives of everyone around her are immediately and irrevocably altered. Frustrated... View more of the Gone with the Wind Summary
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