Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Number 8 - Frankly, my dear....

Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler

Gone with the Wind can be identified as one of the immortal pieces of literary works in this world. Margaret Mitchell's famous work has chronicled the love and hate relationship between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Proving that timing is everything, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler never seem to be quite in synch. Throughout the epic story, this tempestuous twosome experience passion but not permanence, and their stormy marriage reflects the surrounding Civil War battles. The flirtatious, promiscuous, and perpetually pursued Scarlett can't make up her mind between her many suitors. When she finally decides to settle on being happy with Rhett, her fickle nature has already driven him away. Hope springs eternal in our devious heroine, however, and the novel ends with Scarlett proclaiming, "Tomorrow is another day."


Liz Flaherty said...

I wouldn't say GONE WITH THE WIND is the actual reason I write romance, but it's the most definitive romance I've read...ever.

Angela Drake said...

GWTW was full of conflict. Loved it.
Thanks for the memory.