Gone With The Wind

The time is 1861, and the action is centered around Atlanta Georgia, and the
surrounding area. It begins at Tara, the O’Hara plantation. Scarlett quickly
moves to Atlanta, soon after her late husband’s death. she returns to Tara,
though, during the burning of Atlanta by the Yankees. Once she has made Tara
successful again, and she needs money for the house, she gets Frank Kennedy to
marry her. So she moves back to Atlanta. Once Frank is killed, Scarlett marries

Rhett, and the two of them build a huge house outside of the city. Characters

Scarlett O’Hara-Hamilton-Kennedy-Butler The main character of the book,

Scarlett was very beautiful, and very stubborn. With her "magnolia white
skin" and the "smallest waist in 3 counties", she was somewhat
irresistible to men. She used this to her advantage in every way she could. It
did get her places, but where it didn’t, she had to resort to her wits, and
stubborn disposition. she decides that she loves Ashley Wilkes, and vows that
she will get him to say that he loves her back. This presents her first problem.

To solve this problem, or to get back at Ashley for not marring her, she gets

Charles Hamilton to marry her, instead. That was a short lived marriage, because
he was killed by pneumonia at a camp in war. He did give Scarlett a baby, whom
she named Wade Hamilton. She was very distraught after this, because it made her
realize that Ashley might die. She was sent to her sister in law, Melanie

Wilkes, who was Charles’s sitter, and Ashley’s wife. They lived with their
aunt Pittypat in Atlanta, until the Yankees came to the city and burned it. Then

Scarlett and the girls fled to Tara, where Scarlett felt safe. There, she vowed
to get the plantation running again, even if it met killing the Yankee who tried
to rob the house. She did get Ashley to proclaim his love for her, but never any
more than that. She married Frank Kennedy for his money when the plantation
needed money for taxes. They were married until Scarlett, ever the business
woman, was out for a drive in the country and got robbed. This demanded action
from Frank, and he was shot trying to get his revenge. At his funeral, Rhett
asked Scarlett to marry him. She of course said yes, and they lived together for
quite a while in their huge house on the outskirts of Atlanta. They had a child,
whom they named bonnie, to add to Scarlett’s brood of 2 from her previous
marriages. But tragically, Bonnie was killed when she fell from her horse. This
caused problems between Scarlett and Rhett, and they ended up leaving each
other. Scarlett realizes, to late, that she did in fact love Rhett, and tries to
get him back, but he is to far gone. She vows at the end of the book to get him
back, saying that after all, tomorrow is another day. Rhett Butler Rhett is a
very scandalous man. he doesn’t care what anybody says about him, and
doesn’t think that anybody else should care, ether. He meets Scarlett at the

Wilkes’s ball at the beginning of the book, and vows to have her someday. He
becomes active in her life in Atlanta, after Charles’s death. He was not
received in his hometown of Charleston, where he was accused of rape. He and

Scarlett went around the bush all the time, and he was the only man that her
charms would now work on. He saw through them. Rhett exemplifies a strange
mixture of good and bad in a man. He is good in that he loves Scarlett, and will
do just about anything for her, but he is bad in that he goes to whore houses,
and stuff like that. When he and Scarlett get married, he is very jealous of her
devotion to Ashley. but this subdues when Scarlett has Bonnie, whom he loved
very much. When she died, he was heartbroken. I do believe that he loved his
child more than his wife. He realized this, too, and broke off his relationship
with Scarlett for ever, he says. thus the end of the book. Ashley Wilkes Ashley
was a very tragic character. He married his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, much to

Scarlett’s dismay. But they married anyway, and when Ashley came home to

Atlanta for Christmas, Melly ended up pregnant. He was a thoughtful, scholarly
man. A dreamer, yes. A man inclined to retreat from unpleasant realities,
especially realities that appear insoluble. But