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Gone With the Wind
Transcript of Gone With the Wind
By: Margret Mitchell
*Orators- a public speaker, especially one eho is eloquent or skilled.
*Pauper- a very poor person.
*Escutcheon- a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms.
*Dysentery- infection in the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea.
The Burning of Atlanta
"As they neared Marietta Street, the trees thinned out and the tall flames roaring up above the buildings threw street and houses into a glare of light brighter than day, casting monstous shadows that twisted as wildly as torn sails flapping in a gale on a sinking ship."- Gone With The Wind (Margret Mitchell, 532)
Gone With The Wind
"Frankly, My dear, I don't give a damn."-Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind. (Mitchell, 1446)
"I won't think of this or that bothersome thought now. I'll think about it tomarrow."- Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind. (Mitchell,210)
" I doan Know nothin' bout birthin babies."- Prissy, Gone With The Wind. (Mitchell, 507)
*Chignon- a knot or coil of hair arranged on the back of a womens head.
*Convalescent- recovering from an illness or operation.
*Tableau- a group of models or motionless figures representing a scene from a story or from history.
*Cad- a man who behaves dishonestly toward a women.
*Titillate- stimulate or excite
*Intrepid- fearless, adventurous
*Effeminate- having or showing characteristics regard as typical of a women.
Final Technology project
May 17, 2013
A Thousand Years By Christina Perri
Scarlett and sisters, Mammy and Gerald,
On a plantation so grand, surrounded by cotton.
Slaves do the labor,"yes masser" they herald.
The South down in Dixie,land now forgotten.
The hero a girl,pretty emerald-eyed vixen.
Heart loyal to self and red land called Tara.
Married three gents,heart upon Ashley a fixen.
Selfish, greedy, and proud is Scarlett O'Hara.
Rhett Butler, the man, not gentle but cad.
Shamed by society and joining the fight.
Most often his actions make Scarlett so mad.
Sharp and indignant his words so true bite.
A realization of love too late ended in such sorrow,
Yet all that was said is "I'll think of it tomorrow".
Mitchell, Margaret, Gone With The Wind. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1936.
Book Review Continued
The antagonist was many different things it was society, the "Yankees", and Rhett Butler. It was mainly the Yankees because they stole from southerners but most coped with poverty. Scarlett did not cope well with starvation or poverty. She became obsessed with getting money so as not to go hungry again. Scarlett worked and worked because of the fear and hate the Yankees and stricken into her heart and mind. They had struck fear into the kindest and most loving of people all because they didn't understand the southern society.
Gone With the Wind is a good book, it is long and very detailed. The author Margaret Mitchell goes into great detail on many things, the Civil War, lives of two families, and the history of the Deep South. Without a careful reading, the novel could be confusing, there are many twists and turns, one may even think Ashley Wilkes is a woman not a man.
The Protagonist is a spoiled girl named Katie Scarlett O'Hara, she is Irish and her father’s 'pet'. Throughout the entire story Scarlett thinks she is in love with Ashley when it is only obsession. She is mad when he doesn't marry her but marries Melanie Hamilton, his cousin, instead. Ashley thinks he is honorable even though he lusts for Scarlett when he doesn't truly love her. There was another man, named Rhett Butler, and he was a cad; an outcast by all of society. Rhett, Ashley, and Frank, Scarlett's second husband, fight in the Civil War at some point. They were Confederates and their cause was holy in their eyes but actually meant nothing to Rhett. Throughout the story Scarlett suffers. She marries her first two husbands out of convenience and always with an ulterior motive. She is widowed twice and doesn't want to marry a third time but Rhett convinces her it would be fun. She agrees but knows she will need to forget Ashley for the moment. Scarlett is capable of making everyone around her miserable. She steals her sister's fiancé and the love of many gentlemen. Worst of all, Scarlett tramples the affection of the one person who loved her most, Melanie Wilkes, Ashley's wife. Melanie sees only the good in everyone and loves Scarlett the most. Sadly, it is only when Melanie dies that Scarlett learns that Ashley really did love only Melanie. Scarlett also realizes she loves only Rhett but the discovery is made too late. Rhett eventually leaves her and doesn't give a damn. All that is left for her in the end is Tara and a few loyal slaves who would never leave her because they were family.
Scarlett changes a lot from the hardships she endures, from princess to field hand and back. She is selfish, greedy, and hateful. Scarlett, as a character is well developed. She has difficulty understanding, how during so much pain and suffering, even the weakest of people can be kind and talk nonsense. She learns how to survive at all costs and how to make money. She helps her whole family survive the war. She is devoted to only herself and her land and not anyone else not even children could make her kinder. All children ever did was annoy her. Scarlett made me realize that even through the worst of sufferings there really is no reason why anybody should be so cruel except to survive. She helped me realize that when it comes to pain all human kind will use and hurt each other to get what they really want and feel will protect them...money.
This book is not for light readers. It is hard and takes substantial time to read. This novel is only for the most devoted readers. This book is boring in some parts and captivating in others. The reader might learn, that it however, isn't fun to be used and it isn't kind to use people for their money or for personal gain. It is just plain and simply unkind.
In the beginning of the novel the tone is light and flirtatious but as the story progresses it becomes desperate and sober. At first Scarlett worries about nothing but catching the most Beaus or in her case stealing them. Then the war broke out and she was widowed and upset about having a child that she didn't want. Later she learned to ignore him but she always quietly loved her son Wade but she never showed anyone that she cared for the child. She was a desperate women who was aching to grab a hold on some poor man who didn't see it coming.
The symbol is Tara the land that it's on because it is a permanent structure through all the shifts in life stlyles and chaos. It survives through everything and is something Scarlett could always fall back on during troubling times. When all else failed there was always Tara and it never left. like what her father had said," Land is the only thing in the world to anything for 'tis the only thing in this world that lasts."( Mitchell, 49) Frankly Gerald O'Hara was right land is the only thing that lasts even though it goes through its own changes. The people change, the styles, and traditions but the land changes little over time but is always there.
Scarlett O'Hara working in the hospital
A scene from the movie.
Gone with the Wind
The protagonist of Gone With The Wind is Scarlett O'Hara she is a strong women who doesn't play dumb when it comes to Tara her plantation. She is true to her Irish blood in her love of her land when she loses everything else. She is strong willed and unwilling to submit to defeat when it is inevitable. Scarlett is prepared to make any sacrifice necessary to keep whats dear to her. Yet she continues to lose many things that are precious to her. She is robbed of her mother and cotton yet the "Yankees" kept taking more and more from her. They were even tried to take Tara from her.
A theme of Gone with the Wind is "there is always something worth fighting for". A few examples of the theme are Scarlett fought for Tara. Rhett, Ashley,and Frank fought for the cause, the war, and Ashley fought for Melanie. Rhett also fought for Scarlett's mind and heart but didn't get it until the end of the book but then it was too late and he had moved on. There is always something worth fighting for; from
to memories there is always a reason.
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