Report on "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchel

Essay by cambodiaHigh School, 12th grade March 2004

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Gone With the Wind

Gone with the wind is one of best novel I have ever read. It is also in my opinion the greatest love story ever written. It is set during the American civil war in which the Southern states (the Confederacy) tried to free themselves from the northern states.

The main character of this story was the beautiful Scarlett O'Hara. Her father, Gerald O'Hara was an old Irishman who owned a big cotton plantation named Tara. He also owned many slaves who worked for him. Scarlett's mother was Ellen O'Hara and she was one of the kindest and most respected ladies in the county. All her life, Scarlett O'Hara wanted to be like her mother Ellen. The O'Haras neighbors included the Wilkeses, the Tarletons, and the Calverts.

As Scarlett was the most beautiful girl in the whole county, she had many more beaus than any other girl in the county.

Almost all the boys in the county were in love with her. But the Tarleton twins, whom Scarlett enjoyed spending time with, were madly and deeply in love with her. The only problem though was that Scarlett didn't love them. Instead she was madly in love with Ashley Wilkes, her neighbor. She believed that Ashley Wilkes and her were meant to be together and neither the coming civil war nor the Tarleton twins were going to change that.

But then, Scarlett learned from the twins that the love of her life Ashley was going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. She could hardly believe this and deep depression abruptly took the better part of her. Luckily, the Wilkeses organized a barbecue in which they were going to announce Ashley Wilkes engagement to his cousin. Scarlett planned to tell Ashley that she loved him and he would...