Gone with the Wind - Chapter 55 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 55 Summary

After Rhett and Bonnie leave, Scarlett heads over to Melanie's house determined to tell Melanie the truth. Scarlett is prepared to tell all about everything that has happened between her and Ashley over the years and face the consequences, but she is stopped by Melanie before she can tell her anything. Scarlett realizes that she only wants to tell Melanie the truth to make herself feel better, and Scarlett decides that this will be her own cross to bear.

Melanie is angry with all the women of Atlanta who try to put Scarlett down, and says it is because they are all jealous of her. Melanie has broken her ties to anyone who turns her against Scarlett, including India. Melanie has also broken ties with Aunt Pitty, who allows India to continue living with her. The sweet woman brings Scarlett with her everywhere...

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