Gone with the Wind - Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 50 Summary

Though Rhett acts cool on the outside, Scarlett sometimes catches him looking at her with a certain waiting look in his eyes. Their life together is generally pleasant, but at times, Rhett teases with a sharp wit. However, when Scarlett finds out that she is pregnant, she lashes out at Rhett and tells him that she is going to terminate the pregnancy.

Scarlett's decision infuriates Rhett, and he blames her new friends for giving her ideas. Rhett banishes them from the house, and he tells Scarlett how women have died trying to have abortions. Rhett has seen it and his fear for her soothes her anger, and she agrees to have the baby.

Months later, Melanie is at the home to help Scarlett with the birth. Melanie is shocked by Rhett's excitement over his baby being a girl. Rhett shares a drink with...

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