Gone with the Wind - Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 47 Summary

Scarlett sits alone in her room, drinking and wallowing in her guilt. Scarlett feels she has killed Frank by manipulating him into marriage and then sending him to avenge her attack and she wishes Melanie was there to comfort her. Just as Scarlett is wondering whether the whole town thinks that she killed Frank, too, Rhett shows up at the door. Mammy tries to tell him to go away, but Scarlett agrees to see him.

Downstairs, Rhett tells Scarlett that the cologne she has gargled with is not working and teases her about drinking alone. Scarlett tells him that she has been drinking because it is her fault that Frank is dead. Then she tells him that she is glad her mother is dead so she does not have to see Scarlett like this. Rhett tells her that she is like the thief...

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