Gone with the Wind - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Ellen leaves to help with Emmy Slattery's baby. Ellen is a 32-year-old mother from the Georgian Coast. Born to aristocrats of French descent, she was in love with Phillipe Robillard. After he was killed in Louisiana, she blamed her family for driving him away, and then agreed to marry the poor Irish immigrant, Gerald O'Hara. Scarlett admires her mother's grace and strength, determined to be like her after she gets married. However, what Scarlett does not see is that her mother was charming and fun loving prior to Phillipe's death, and what Scarlett so admires is only a shell of what Ellen once was.

While Scarlett strives to be more like her mother, it is her father's Irish temperament that flows more through Scarlett's blood. A self-made man, Gerald fled to the States after he killed a man in a feud in Ireland...

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