Book Review: Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell


Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell’s magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O’Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.


Scarlett is a wanna-be snob. Her hill-billy mother somehow taught her to speak and behave properly and I don’t see how given the way she speaks.

Then, Scarlett is proper obsessed with this man Ashley. She thinks she “loves” him when she hates everything he enjoys so how the heck is that “love”? Is she that stupid? The majority of the novel goes on about her love for Ashley even though she has nothing in common with him and she does not seem to understand why she is infatuated by him. Did she just see him one day and think I must have this man?

Scarlett gets married just so she can spite another woman from having him and finds herself the attention of many men which she prefers. If a man is interested in a woman she must get rid of this man’s feelings even if she has no intentions of the other men. She is so very self-centred and she does not care about her first child. She’s very heartless, caring more about her clothes than the men dying not too far away. Very easy to hate this bitch. Since I’ve just recently read To Kill A Mocking Bird and that was based on the south, this reminds me of that theme.

People would say this book is more than just Scarlett and how it’s about the civil war and so forth but really, if that’s the case why did this novel ramble on for 1,000 pages about a jealous attention seeking bitch?

Loved reading about it though and seeing how stupid she is amongst all the troubles that was going in in America at the time. I cannot wait to see the movie as it would make for good film material more so.

4/5 Stars


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