Gone with the Wind - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Melanie tries to be brave, but her birth is painful and difficult. Scarlett wishes she had paid more attention to what was going on around her when she had Wade. Scarlett tries to be strong, but she longs to run away when word that the Yankees are coming reaches her. Melanie tells her to leave, and Scarlett is shameful of her thoughts.

After Melanie sleeps and Prissy bathes the new baby boy, Scarlett sobs on the front porch. Scarlett is told that the Yankees are on their way, so she sends Prissy to find Rhett to come help them get out of Atlanta. Prissy protests, as her mother would be very angry if she ever stepped foot in a whorehouse, but Scarlett threatens Prissy and sends her off running.

Chapter 22 Analysis

The chaos and adrenaline rush of the day wears off, and Scarlett...

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