"I'll think of it all tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day." But what happens on that other day? Does she get Rhett back? What happens at Tara? If you've read the sequel, Scarlett, that gives you a partial answer. But in my opinion, that book isn't true to 'Gone With The Wind'. I mean, would Scarlett ever say "As much as I love Tara, it isn't home anymore." And what about Rhett? Would he ever say "My beloved, I can see that our lives are never going to be dull. I can hardly wait to get started." Um.. the Rhett Butler I know would NEVER say anything like that. So this blog is basically fan-fiction. Do you think that Scarlett will get Rhett back?
 


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Victor Jasti
08/31/2014 5:16pm

Gone with the Wind - Part II
Victor Jasti

A Partridge Publication
A Penguin Random House Company


The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865, between Southern slave states which declared their secession, and the states that remained in the Union or the North. The war produced heroes as well as widows, but the pity was, the widows were forced to keep on fighting for their survival, even after the war was over.

Scarlett O'Hara made a pretty picture that bright April afternoon of 1861, at Tara, her father's plantation, having hundreds of slaves, producing cotton abundantly and riding the high tide of prosperity. War liberated the slaves, making her grow her own food, but her family resisted, as they were not accustomed to work hard under the scorching Sun. War made her venture into business so that she can make money, to pay taxes, to buy seeds, but the society scorned, as they are not used to a woman take up a man's job, and make it a success. It was only Rhett Butler, who stood by her that made the effort worthwhile. War made Rhett Butler a blockade runner, bringing in arms and ammunitions to the embattled South, but when blockaded goods realized two thousand per cent, Rhett was ostracized by the same South.

Rhett married Scarlett, twice widowed and mother of two, fully aware that she loves Ashley. And when Melanie, Ashley's wife, died of miscarriage, Rhett said it would be very convenient for Scarlett to divorce him, so that her dream to marry Ashley would come true. But when she refused, Rhett assured, that he would visit her often enough, to keep up the pretence that they were still married.

But Scarlett did the impossible. She brought him back. Brought him back, from the time Rhett drew a short breath and said lightly but softly: 'My dear, I don't give a damn.'


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