Gone with the Wind - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The next morning at breakfast, Aunt Pitty is in a state about Scarlett's scandalous behavior and dismisses Rhett as a terrible man. Scarlett shocks Melanie and Aunt Pitty by telling them that she is tired of sitting home, and she will start going out again since her reputation is already ruined. When Aunt Pittypat asks what Scarlett's mother will think, Scarlett pales with fear of her mother's wrath.

Though Melanie and Pitty are both upset with Rhett, all is forgiven when he returns Melanie's wedding ring. With the excitement of Melanie getting her beloved ring back, no one notices that he did not return Scarlett's.

Scarlett receives a letter from her mother, harshly criticizing Scarlett for shaming the family. Ellen tells Scarlett that Gerald is coming on Friday to claim her, and Scarlett worries that she will not be able to use her...

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