Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wing, first published in May, 1936.
A romantic novel and the ONLY novel ever written by Margaret Mitchell.
Set in Clayton Country, Georgia and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstrustion, this story follows the life of Scarlett O'Hara.

I've just finished the movie,
and it is just amazing! all 3 hours and 50 minutes of amazing...

The story is about a girl, Scarlett O'Hara, that was very popular with the men of the County.
At the age of 16 she truly believed she loved Ashley Wilkes but then she found out he was getting married.
She is convinced that the reason for his marriage is only because he doesn't know she loves him.
So she confessed her love to him, only to be overheard by Rhett Butler a very dashing and charming man that is shunned for his behavior but sometimes accepted for his charms.
After this scene, she agreed to marry Charles Hamilton, brother of Melanie Hamilton, the woman Ashley is supposed to marry and also Ashley's cousin, to save her reputation and make Ashley jealous, which failed.
when all the men have gone to war, a letter came saying that her husband had died of the measles, and Scarlett is left as a widow. make a long story short she married to men she didn't love, 1st to save her rep and make her lover jealous.
and the other to save her home Tara, also resulting in hurting her sister, as her 2nd husband is her sister's former beau(bf).
after her 2nd husband's death she finally marries Rhett Butler, they lived happily until her infatuation with Ashley takes over,
Then Scarlett had a miscarriage and their daughter died of a riding accident, heart broken Scarlett blames the also heartbroken Rhett that taught their daughter to ride.
Finally when Melanie dies Scarlett realizes her love for Rhett but he had fallen out of love for her. So he left her, leaving her in tears and she ends the movie/story with the infamous last line of the book. " Tomorrow is another day!"

OMG even making it short is still long!!
buuuuuut it's still amazing.
if you have the time read it, if not watch it.
this story is so sad...
I feel I can relate...eventho' it's set in the late 1800s.
The betrayal the passion the heartbreaking moments.
It's just amazing.
I'm gonna read d book now...=D

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