Gone with the Wind - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The O'Hara family arrives at the barbecue, and Scarlett is dismayed by Ashley's lack of attention to her. However, she does notice the way the scandalous Rhett Butler looks at her, like he knew something. The only time she saw Ashley was when Melanie was on his arm, and Scarlett did not miss the fact that Melanie looked almost pretty when she smiled at Ashley.

During the barbecue, Scarlett is miserable, even though she is surrounded by all the most eligible men of the county. Not that anyone knew it. Scarlett giggles and smiles her best while the men fawn over her and the other girls glower. Inside, Scarlett just wants to go in the house and rest before the ball that evening. However, before they can be called inside, Gerald begins to rant about the war, riling up all of the men...

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