Gone with the Wind - Chapter 56 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 56 Summary

Rhett has been gone for three months, and Scarlett is worried about him and Bonnie. Scarlett has found out she is pregnant, and the surprising news makes her happy. It is the first time she has ever been happy about being pregnant. However, her happiness is short lived when Rhett returns.

When Rhett returns, she can tell that he is still angry. Rhett has no kind words for her, only insults and he coldly teases her about missing him, and his comment brings about her own temper. Scarlett tells him that she is pregnant, and he questions who the father is. Raging and eager to lash out, she tells him that she wishes the baby was anyone else's but his. Rhett tells her to not worry, maybe she will miscarry. When she goes to slap him, she misses and falls down the stairs...

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