Archive for May 11, 2012

Gone With The Wind 5

Up till now I’ve been pretty hard on Scarlet and yes, she deserves it. However Rhett is no picnic. He’s a jerk. He teases Scarlett and is very “ungentlemanly”. He pays $150 (in 1862) to dance with her at the fund-raising bazar. This goes against social rules at the time saying that Scarlett as a widow shouldn’t dance. Of course the next day the town is buzzing with gossip about this.

The following chapter (#10) sees Scarlett’s father come to collect her and take her home but instead of telling Rhett off he stays out all night getting drunk and playing poker. Scarlett black mails her father saying she will keep this a secret if he lets her stay in Atlanta.