Gone with the Wind - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 30 Summary

The summer after peace was announced, the soldiers headed home start to show up at Tara. Lice ridden, hungry, and dirty, Mammy and the women of Tara make sure that the men receive treatment, food, and a place to eat. Scarlett resents them at first, as there is already little to eat for all of them, but Melanie tells her to remember Ashley heading home and how some family may be feeding him along the way and she finds herself putting more food on the table when soldiers were present.

Uncle Peter shows up demanding that Scarlett and Melanie return to Atlanta to care for Miss Pittypat. The women laugh at him when he tells them that it just doesn't look proper for Miss Pitty to live alone. However, Melanie faints when Uncle Peter hands Melanie a letter from Ashley. Scarlett opens the...

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