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Bonnie yells to her mother, "Watch me take this one! Bonnie breaks her neck in the fall, and dies. In the dark days and months following Bonnie's death, Rhett is often drunk and disheveled, while Scarlett, though deeply bereaved also, seems to hold up under the strain. With the untimely death of Melanie Wilkes who was pregnant again, a short time later, Rhett decides he only wants the calm dignity of the genial South he once knew in his youth and leaves Atlanta to find it.
Meanwhile, Scarlett dreams of love that has eluded her for so long.
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However, she still has Tara and knows she can win Rhett back, because "tomorrow is another day. Margaret Mitchell arranged Gone with the Wind chronologically, basing it on the life and experiences of the main character, Scarlett O'Hara, as she grew from adolescence into adulthood. During the time span of the novel, from to , Scarlett ages from sixteen to twenty-eight years.
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This is a type of Bildungsroman ,  a novel concerned with the moral and psychological growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood coming-of-age story. Scarlett's development is affected by the events of her time.
The novel is known for its exceptional "readability". Gone with the Wind is often placed in the literary subgenre of the historical romance novel. Slavery in Gone with the Wind is a backdrop to a story that is essentially about other things. The characters in the novel are organized into two basic groups along class lines: the white planter class, such as Scarlett and Ashley, and the black house servant class. Of the servants who stayed at Tara, Scarlett thinks, "There were qualities of loyalty and tirelessness and love in them that no strain could break, no money could buy.
The field slaves make up the lower class in Mitchell's caste system. Mitchell wrote that other field slaves were "loyal" and "refused to avail themselves of the new freedom",  but the novel has no field slaves who stay on the plantation to work after they have been emancipated. American William Wells Brown escaped from slavery and published his memoir, or slave narrative , in He wrote of the disparity in conditions between the house servant and the field hand:. During the time that Mr. Cook was overseer, I was a house servant—a situation preferable to a field hand, as I was better fed, better clothed, and not obliged to rise at the ringing bell, but about an half hour after.
I have often laid and heard the crack of the whip, and the screams of the slave. Elliott, Although the novel is more than 1, pages long, the character of Mammy never considers what her life might be like away from Tara. You kain sen' me nowhar Ah doan wanter go," but Mammy remains duty-bound to "Miss Ellen's chile.
Eighteen years before the publication of Gone with the Wind , an article titled, "The Old Black Mammy," written in the Confederate Veteran in , discussed the romanticized view of the mammy character that had persisted in Southern literature:. Micki McElya, in her book Clinging to Mammy , suggests the myth of the faithful slave, in the figure of Mammy, lingered because white Americans wished to live in a world in which African Americans were not angry over the injustice of slavery.
The best-selling anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe , published in , is mentioned briefly in Gone with the Wind as being accepted by the Yankees as "revelation second only to the Bible". The southern belle is an archetype for a young woman of the antebellum American South upper class.
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The southern belle was believed to be physically attractive but, more importantly, personally charming with sophisticated social skills. She is subject to the correct code of female behavior. For young Scarlett, the ideal southern belle is represented by her mother, Ellen O'Hara. The Southern belle was bred to conform to a subspecies of the nineteenth-century "lady" For Scarlett, the ideal is embodied in her adored mother, the saintly Ellen, whose back is never seen to rest against the back of any chair on which she sits, whose broken spirit everywhere is mistaken for righteous calm However, Scarlett is not always willing to conform.
The figure of a pampered southern belle, Scarlett lives through an extreme reversal of fortune and wealth, and survives to rebuild Tara and her self-esteem. Marriage was supposed to be the goal of all southern belles, as women's status was largely determined by that of their husbands. All social and educational pursuits were directed towards it. Despite the Civil War and loss of a generation of eligible men, young ladies were still expected to marry. The exhibit asked, "Was Scarlett a Lady? White women performed traditional jobs such as teaching and sewing, and generally disliked work outside the home.
During the Civil War, Southern women played a major role as volunteer nurses working in makeshift hospitals. Many were middle- and upper class women who had never worked for wages or seen the inside of a hospital. One such nurse was Ada W. Bacot, a young widow who had lost two children. Bacot came from a wealthy South Carolina plantation family that owned 87 slaves. In the fall of , Confederate laws were changed to permit women to be employed in hospitals as members of the Confederate Medical Department.
They are in the hall, on the gallery, and crowded into very small rooms.
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The foul air from this mass of human beings at first made me giddy and sick, but I soon got over it. We have to walk, and when we give the men any thing kneel, in blood and water; but we think nothing of it at all. Several battles are mentioned or depicted in Gone with the Wind. Union General Sherman suffers heavy losses to the entrenched Confederate army. Unable to pass through Kennesaw, Sherman swings his men around to the Chattahoochee River where the Confederate army is waiting on the opposite side of the river.
Although Abraham Lincoln is mentioned in the novel fourteen times, no reference is made to his assassination on April 14, Ashley Wilkes is the beau ideal of Southern manhood. A planter by inheritance, Ashley knew the Confederate cause had died. His "pallid skin literalizes the idea of Confederate death. He contemplates leaving Georgia for New York City. Had he gone North, he would have joined numerous other ex-Confederate transplants there.
He feels he is not "shouldering a man's burden" at Tara and believes he is "much less than a man—much less, indeed, than a woman". A "young girl's dream of the Perfect Knight",  Ashley is like a young girl himself.
Scarlett's love interest, Ashley Wilkes, lacks manliness, and her husbands—the "calf-like"  Charles Hamilton, and the "old-maid in britches",  Frank Kennedy—are unmanly as well. Mitchell is critiquing masculinity in southern society since Reconstruction. The word "scallawag" is defined as a loafer, a vagabond, or a rogue. In the early years of the Civil War, Rhett is called a "scoundrel" for his "selfish gains" profiteering as a blockade-runner.