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Gone With the Wind

Gone With The Wind is a 1939 Classic American Romance based on a novel series of the same name written by Margaret Mitchel. Directed by Victor Fleming, This film is set in the days of The American Civil War. Gone With the wind was awarded 8 Oscars, 9 Academy Awards, and the love and support fans gave this film, which was extremely precious for the crew and filmmakers. Fans adored the chemistry between the two protagonists- Scarlett O’Hara, a 16-year-old Georgian Plantation owner’s daughter, and Rhett Butler, a rich man in his 40s’. Their chemistry became unique and loveable in the days when this film came to release in theatres.

Plot:

Scarlett O’Hara lived in Tara, Georgia, with her parents, two sisters, and many slaves. The 16-year-old was secretly in love with Ashley Wilkes, who was married to his cousin Melanie Hamilton. The engagement’s date was supposed to be announced subsequent day at a barbecue at Ashley’s home, the nearby plantation Twelve Oaks. At the Twelve Oaks party, Scarlett makes an advance on Ashley but instead catches the eyes of another guest, Rhett Butler, the attractive rich man at the party. The barbecue got devastated by the terrible news of the Civil War declaration, which forced the men to hurry. To make Ashley jealous, Scarlett marries Melanie’s younger brother Charles before he leaves for the war. Very soon came the bad news of Charles’ death, making Scarlette a widow.

Scarlett’s mother sends her to the Hamilton range in Atlanta, where she creates a scene by attending a charity bazaar in her mourning attire and roaming around with Rhett. The Civil War turns against the Confederacy after the Battle of Gettysburg, during which many of Scarlett’s town’s sacrificed. Eight months later, because the Union Army attacked the city inside The Atlanta Campaign, Melanie gives birth to a baby with Scarlett’s support, while Rhett helps them flee the town. Once out of the town, Rhett chooses to run away, leaving Scarlett lamenting to form her way back to Tara. When she came back home, Scarlett finds that her mother has just died of typhoid fever, and her father has become extremely weak out of his old age. With Tara raided by Union troops and the fields neglected, Scarlett commits doing anything for the survival of her family and herself.

Characters:

Scarlett O’Hara is a 16-year-old girl who is extraordinarily egocentric and contaminated by her parents’ wealth and prosperity. She is a robust and bold character, and unlike any other women of her time, Scarlett never felt like she needed a man to protect her from life’s various troubles. Her independence made her quite wanted by the men of her town, while Scarlett was in love with the man she can’t have. She can be quite arrogant and immature at times, but her self-motivating attitude always made her win hearts.

Rhett Butler is a wealthy unmarried guy in his 40s’ who is considered witty but quite charming and fascinating. Readers often called him a sly for his attitude and nature, but besides everything, they admired his role. Readers often called him ‘A Professional Gambler,’ ‘Wealthy Rouge,’ etc.

Best of Gone With The Wind Quotes

By Rhett Butler:

Gone with the wind quotes by Rhett Butler

“Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes on attitude

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes by Rhett Butler

“You should be kissed by someone who knows how.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes on living life

“I’m very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening’s over.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes on hardships

“Hardships make or break people.”
― Rhett Butler

“My darling your such a child, you think by saying ‘I’m Sorry’ all the past can be corrected.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes by Rhett Butler

“She hasn’t your strength. She’s never had any strength. She’s never had anything but heart.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes by Rhett Butler on success

“Scarlett, the mere fact that you’ve made a success of your mill is an insult to every man who hasn’t succeeded.”
― Rhett Butler

“Did you ever think of marrying just for fun?”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes on love

“You’re so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone with the wind quotes on love

“Well, my dear, take heart. Some day, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.”
― Rhett Butler

“I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.”
― Rhett Butler

“Take a good look my dear. It’s an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about – how you watched the Old South fall one night.”
― Rhett Butler

Gone With the Wind quotes by Rhett Butler

“How fickle is woman.”
― Rhett Butler

By Scarlett O’Hara:

Gone with the wind quotes on hope

“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone with the wind quotes on life

“My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me again.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone with the wind quotes

“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“[I]t was better to know the worst than to wonder.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone with the wind quotes

“Never pass up new experiences, Scarlett. They enrich the mind.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone with the wind quotes on love

“I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone with the wind quotes on love

“If I said I was madly in love with you, I’d be lying and what’s more, you’d know it.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“I can shoot straight, if I don’t have to shoot too far.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

Gone With the Wind quotes by Scarlett

“Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“What a cool liar you are, Melly!”
― Scarlett O’Hara

“Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar.”
― Scarlett O’Hara

By Ashley Wilkes:

Gone with the wind quotes on life

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.”
― Ashley Wilkes

“Perhaps–I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.”
― Ashley Wilkes

Gone with the wind quotes on war

“Most of the miseries of the world were caused by wars. And when the wars were over, no one ever knew what they were about.”
― Ashley Wilkes

Gone With The Wind is an American Classic Love Story which is often read and found in English Literature and Reader Books. The fascinating thing about this film’s Novel inspiration is that the official author of it, Margaret Michelle, never wrote a single novel after writing this masterpiece. Fans who met her in person always asked her to, but she just decided not to. The famous film is still a beloved one even after decades of its release.

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