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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Book Review: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

One of the most complex emotions in human nature is love, and "Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell" uses the image of the protagonist Scarlett very well to describe the love story that happened during the American Civil War, which is thought-provoking. A book that can be regarded as a world-famous book has its own unique and irreplaceable charm.

The first great thing about "Gone with the Wind" is that it creates a flesh-and-blood image. The main characters are Scarlett O'Hara, the eldest lady of Tara Manor, and two men closely related to her life - Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, and Ashley's wife Melanie Halton.

Rather than centering on traditional heroic beauties, the novel is anchored in rebels Scarlett and Rhett, leaving Ashley and Melanie pale and anemic by comparison. Scarlett and Rhett dare to challenge the myths of the ancient South and enjoy the comfort brought by the social system, but they are determined not to allow social ethics to interfere with their personal freedom of action.

The experiences of the four main characters before, during, and after the American Civil War are closely related to their characterization. Ashley represents an ancient social tradition. In the end, Melanie died of illness and Ashley had a mental breakdown.

The conceited Rhett set off to Charleston to reconcile with the real world, while Scarlett, who refused to bow to her fate, planned to return to her family in Tara's arms to recuperate and make a comeback.

In the whole book, the most successful person in shaping the image is Scarlett. She is beautiful, scheming, selfish, and never compromises in life.

Her love for Rhett is worth a taste: Scarlett's love for Rhett began with affection, and this relationship began with disdain and hatred, and when Rhett left her in the end, Scarlett regretted it too much. Scarlett's character is portrayed by the things and people around her.

Reid said to Scarlett, "You are not a lady, and I am not a gentleman. We are a natural couple." 

Ashley told Scarlett Carrie said: "I love you because you have passion and freedom that I don't have, but you are too young for marriage."

From the book, we can see that Scarlett is a person who dares to love and hate. She has been transforming. Life pushed her into the wind and waves, and she jumped. Scarlett is great.

When Melanie was giving birth, Scarlett stayed by her side, and when she returned to Tara, she faced the death of her mother, her father was demented, her home was destroyed, and most of the servants fled.

In the chaos, she did not choose to dream, but stood up, and even went to work in the fields herself, shooting deserters who wanted to steal her mother's accessories, which showed her courage and courage,

and Scarlett's negative personality also existed, Such as her wanting to run away with Ashley when Tara was the most difficult, wanting to leave all burdens and everyone to go far with Ashley, and her hatred for Melanie who took Ashley,

Marrying a man who likes her sister for money, but this just proves that she is a real person, no matter how strong she is in the eyes of others, whether she takes her mother to the jailed Rhett to borrow money,

or ignores others Against running a lumber mill, she is still a woman who needs to be cared for, and there are indications that her best mate is Rhett, but she is deeply in love with Ashley.

In the end, Scarlett didn't get the person she wanted and lost the person who loved her deeply. This is the art of literature.

The second great thing is the description of the story. The novel is romantic and nostalgic, full of affectionate nostalgia for the hometown and exciting events. The brushwork is delicate and vivid.

Goodbye to the life of Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Readers can learn about the customs, social fashion, religious beliefs, and other characteristics of the American South.

All of this, together with realistic characterization and broad vision, shows the collapse and disintegration of a traditional society, and how people cope with the arduous process of this great social change.

There is a very delicate description at the beginning of each event. For example, before the picnic, the reader can be in a carriage like the characters in the story, smelling the smell of flowers, trees, and other plants on the roadside.

The air was filled with the smell of barbecue, the war had not yet happened, the people were still in the beauty of the Georgian era, and did not realize how miserable they would be in a while.

    Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


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    About the Author: Margaret Mitchell Marsh

    Born in Atlanta in 1900, Margaret Mitchell grew up surrounded by relatives who told endless tales of the Civil War and Reconstruction. She knew those who were relics of a destroyed culture and those who had put aside gentility for survival. 

    Her mother instilled in her that education was her only security. She attended Smith College but had to come home when her mother fell ill. After her mother's death, Margaret resolved that she had to make a home for her father and brother, so she left college and returned to Atlanta.

    In 1923, she became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, she married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. 

    Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926 while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years, she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscripts. 

    Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. 

    I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gallbladder removed. ... "

    In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects but didn't mention her own work. 

    A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse.

    The rest of the story is well-known --This text refers to an out-of-print or unavailable edition of this title.

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    Book Summary: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    This is a textbook about survival and life, self-improvement and struggle, friendship and love, tolerance and loyalty, many of which can be answered from the book.

    I have seen too much rhetoric about Scarlett being brave and strong. I don’t want to be a maverick. I understand Scarlett, including her arrogance and selfishness, because I understand everything she has encountered, but I don’t want to praise her bravery or strength.

    Indeed, in the face of life, she is a warrior. I admired her intransigence, from the night she rode back to Tara with Melanie, who was pregnant, through fire and cannonballs, from the moment she resolved to rebuild her homeland even with her own hands. She faced adversity head-on, indomitable, and her whole body shone with inexhaustible energy and courage. 

    At that time, her bravery, her strength, and her desire for money were all just right, and it was a thriving and lovely spirit. But later, when she is too obsessed with shrewd calculations and business gains and losses, she is not so cute. In fact, it can be said that it is close to snobbery, greed for vanity, money first, and neglect of family affection. She is so determined to go all the way north, until becoming a downright realist.

    Her bravery and strength, her daring to love and hate, are partly due to her innate Irish blood, and a larger part is due to the compulsion of life, war, poverty, hunger, and misery, forcing her to be realistic. She is very brave and strong, but it is not enough to magnify what we think of her. 

    At least I think it is biased to use such purely positive words to describe her. The character she showed later is controversial. If there is only one word to describe it, I would rather choose a neutral word like realistic.

    In the face of feelings, she is ignorant. She has been married three times, but she doesn't really understand her feelings. I can't bear to say that she is a fool with 0 emotional intelligence. Maybe only as Rhett said, emotionally, she is just a child. 

    Why not, only a child will forever clamor for a pair of beautiful crystal slippers even if it doesn't suit them in the end; only a childish behavior will rush home and make a clear cut with her husband just because of a hot-headed conversation with an old lover Boundaries are used to show loyalty; only a childish person thinks that a sorry sentence can make up for years of faults and injuries, even if it is a foregone conclusion.

    And the two most perfect and inclusive characters in the book: Melanie, a seemingly weak but always loyal friend who can fight for her at any time and even against the world; Rhett, a person who fully understands her and loves her with all her might She tolerates her man - the former, she despises and even disgusts, the latter, she enjoys it with peace of mind but arbitrarily spoils his love. 

    When trampling and hurting accumulate to a point, no matter how deep the love is, it will wear out. How pitiful Rhett is, you will never be able to beat her young dream lover, because it is a beautiful dream woven in her heart, and how can you beat a dream, and she, by the dream How can you see the real world when you cover your eyes? 

    It wasn't until she lost them on the same day that she finally woke up, but it was too late. As Rhett said at the end, "When something is broken, it is broken—I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than fix it and watch it break for the rest of my life." Rhett, always It's a simple and straightforward way, to tell the truth.

    When the phrase "Tomorrow is another day", which is used as a motto by many people, appeared at the end of the full text, what I realized was not an inspiring force. If she faced any hardships in the past, she often used this sentence as a 

    The magic weapon encouraged me and then I survived, so this time, I seemed to smell a hint of helplessness: what can I do? It's so difficult today, let's talk about it tomorrow. Since then, without Ashley blocking her vision, the world will be clearer before her eyes, but after losing everything precious, can she get a new world.

    But fortunately, she is a warrior, an uncompromising warrior. She is still young, and the author has given her such a huge life experience that we forget that she is only twenty-eight years old, and there are many possibilities tomorrow, so she is actually lucky if all of us can live in our twenty-eighth When you really understand these things at the age of eight, life is just the beginning.

    Ps: Compared with tomorrow is another day, I prefer these two paragraphs: the first paragraph is the casual remarks of Mrs. Fontaine when Scarlett's mother died when she was comforting her. When I saw this, I repeatedly read the text a lot. Over and over, I'm sure it's true even now.

    "It is very unfortunate for a woman, child, to have to deal with a situation that is worse than she might be because once she has dealt with the worst, she has nothing to fear. 

    But if a woman has Don't be afraid of anything, that's bad. You think I don't understand what you just said - what you've been through? No, I do. I'm your age, . . . um, yes Yes, as I said, that was fifty years ago. Since then, I have not been afraid of anything or anyone, because I have seen the worst possible situation. 

    Fear robs me of a great deal of happiness and causes me a lot of trouble, and God intends to make women timid, so a woman who is not afraid is always a little bit abnormal... Scarlett, you should keep something Let yourself be afraid—it's like keeping something to cherish..."

    Another passage is what Rhett and Scarlett said when they were discussing the issue of making money. I like Rhett's calm and rational head and insight into problems. and foresight.

    Scarlett: "I feel like I'm rowing a fully loaded boat in a storm, and it's not easy to stay on the water. How can I care about things that don't matter, things that are not a pity to give up, like decency, and—and this type of stuff, I was so afraid that the boat would sink, I threw away everything that seemed least important."

    Rhett: "Self-respect, decency, sincerity, purity, Generosity," he enumerated cheerfully. "You're right, Scarlett! These things are important when the boat is going to sink, but look at your friends around you who either row the boat safely to shore with the cargo intact, or I'd rather be swept up and down."

    Scarlett: "They're a bunch of big idiots," she said angrily. "Now and then, when I have a lot of money, I will be as good a person as I said, and I will be an honest and loyal person. At that time, I will be an honest person."

    Rhett: "You can do it now—but you don't want to do it. It's hard to salvage a cargo that's fallen into the water, and even if it is salvaged, it's often damaged beyond recognition and can't be restored to its original shape. When ability salvages the decency, purity, and generosity that you have thrown away, you will find that they have changed a lot in the sea, but I don't think they have become full and novel."


    Quoted from the original text: Gone with the Wind

    What I love is a person I made up by myself, a person as lifeless as Mei Li. I made a beautiful dress and fell in love with it. When Asili came over on his horse, he was so handsome and so different, I just put that dress on him, whether it fits or not. So I can't see what he really looks like. In fact, what I have always loved is that dress, not him at all.--- quoted on page 834

    We are a natural couple because you are just like me, cold, greedy, and unscrupulous. Of all the people who know you, I am the only one who will love you after seeing your true face. . I fell in love with you because I wanted to try my luck.--- quoted on page 862


    Book Review of Gone with the Wind

    The words are written on the front: There is nothing new in the world. If you don't look at "Gone with the Wind" as a romance novel, I would like to think of it as a reflection on culture. 

    It tells the story of what happens to the culture that accompanies it when a system collapses. The feeling for culture is perhaps the most complex one among many things in the history of human development. 

    While accumulating huge energy, human culture also accumulates huge loads. On the rough road, do we abandon it or draw strength from it? For us, is its destruction or salvation? There is never an answer to this question, we just make a choice. 

    About Gone with the Wind: The quickest and clearest way to figure out the context of a story is through its main characters. As important characters in the book, Ashley, Scarlett, Bradley, and Melanie each pinned the author's complex emotions on the South that has experienced glory, grace, suffering, and rebirth. From them, you can read the author's feelings about the past era. Affectionate contemplation. 

    Ashley: A Grey Sigh Ashley is a grey elegy sung by the author to the Southern Civilization Gone With the Wind. He carries the ideas, traditions, way of life, and everything that once seemed beautiful but out of place. 

    It's all like everyone else, beautiful and elegant but at a loss and useless in the new environment. Ashley represents that part of southern civilization that has been abandoned by the times. 

    Although they were once a symbol of southern civilization, they remember the beauty of the past - if southern civilization is an idyll, they are the most touching. Tones, if Southern civilization were a picture, they were the most poetic lines on it, and they were enough to play the tenderest part of the memory of the South. 

    However, although all this decorates the South, it is not the vitality of the South. At a time when the South was battered and bruised and needed a tenacious rebirth, they had clearly become a burden and burden to the South. The author is clearly negative about Ashley and what he represents, cutting this off from her sentiments about southern civilization. 

    Through Ashley's gray eyes and the cold wind blowing through Tara Manor, we seemed to hear that low sigh. Such sighs and feelings are the main tones of the sentimental mood in the book, and it is them that are truly Gone with the wind. 

    Scarlett: It's an interesting irony that Scarlett, the primary color of survival, and yet in love with Ashley, is a complete betrayer of that old age. 

    Scarlett's appearance, behavior, character, and thinking are all out of step with the traditions of the South. She even felt that she didn't have any feelings for southern civilization, which was different from Ashley, Melanie, and Bradley, and she didn't love it, whether it was its bad aspects or its good aspects. 

    Of course, she also missed the fragrant temples and quiet life of the past, and she also longed to be a woman like her mother, but when that old era passed, she did not hold back at all, and She is quickly thrown into the new environment and life, and the past civilization has little influence on her. 

    At the last moment of the war, Bai Ruide's stood up to fight for the South and painstakingly paved a passage for his daughter to reach the mainstream society in the South. 

    This shows the return and recognition of the southern civilization, and these are all invisible to Scarlett. . Reid, who kept mocking the virtues and qualities of the South, didn't really "let go", and Scarlett was a complete betrayal of the past. 

    In Scarlett, the author tries to cast aside all traditional and moral constraints, which seems like a total negation, but this negation has gone beyond the level of moral judgment and returned to a primary color, this primary color is to survive. Under the weight of survival, Scarlett has no extra strength to love her family, no extra ability to show love and generosity. 

    Of course, this is also related to her selfish, shrewd, bold, and passionate nature. Choosing such a person To deduce the theme of survival, perhaps it is the kind of purity that the author wants to express. Scarlett is the most primitive survivor, her eyes are always forward, and anything that gets in her footsteps will let them go without a second thought. 

    And in those days, for the scarred South, there was no simpler and more immediate need than survival. In the face of primitive survival needs, elegance, civilization, virtue, tradition, norms, etc. become so weak, useless, and cumbersome at a certain moment, but the theme of survival highlighted at this time is cruel and strong. 

    What connects Scarlett with the southern blood is the red earth under her feet. Scarlett can ignore the norms of the South, abandon the virtues of the South, and be a complete betrayal as easily as she shrugs her shoulders, but she can't let go of the red earth with the same fiery color as her. 

    The red earth is the incarnation of the South, symbolizing the most primitive and wild vitality of the South under the appearance of civilization. Such vitality allows the South to grow and prosper, and it also allows it to fight desperately when it is cornered. Scarlett lying on the red earth of the Twelve Oaks The ground swore to live, and this was the roar of the revival of the feral survival in the south. 

    Only by standing on the red earth can Scarlett bravely tell herself "Tomorrow is another day" again and again. At this time, under the blood-red sunset of Tara, she is one with the south. 

    This is survival. The theme of survival is undoubtedly the strongest rhythm that reverberates throughout the book, and Scarlett is the brightest symbol in this rhythm. For Scarlett's indomitable and unscrupulous vitality, although the author sincerely praises it, it is by no means completely affirmative. 

    Scarlett has too many shortcomings: she is selfish, superficial, not good at thinking, and ignores all morals and virtues. From here, she reflects on the blindness of existence. 

    This is a kind of wild growth, vigorous but destructive, and it is its advantage and its biggest flaw without any scruples. This flaw is reflected in Scarlett, she doesn't realize that she loves the South, she loves Melanie, she loves Reid, she only pursues her own desires, pursues what she can see, so she will lose a lot of important things; she The way to pursue the goal is simple and rough, and it is often easy to fall into the misunderstanding of the opposite. 

    Likewise, for Scarlett, she is unaware of the virtues of morality, so she can abandon it without regret and nostalgia, and this sheer decisiveness can be extraordinary courage when struggling to survive, and when change and innovation are needed It can also be extraordinarily clean and thorough at times - however, when the South needs direction and the support of a huge moral civilization to continue to move forward, her shortcomings will inevitably be exposed. 

    So Scarlett was incomplete on the deep subject of the Southern "freshman," and she needed Melanie's complement. Scarlett is loyal to the ancient and solemn proposition of "survival", and Ashley is a deserter under this proposition. Scarlett and Ashley, one positive and one negative, the contrast is stark. 

    Under the huge historical curtain, one figure is lonely and desolate, walking heavily, the other figure is tenacious and brave, eager to try; one figure retreats to the past, and the other figure steps into. the future. 

    At the junction of the old and the new, they are drifting further and further apart. The wheel of the times ran over this desolate background, and there was a deep echo, and the lingering sound was endless. 

    Reid Brad: The Pain of Return For the southern civilization, Ashley represents following the trend, Scarlett represents total denial, and in Reid, the author's attitude has turned a corner, and it seems to become contradictory and unpredictable. 

    On the surface, this attitude is full of ridicule and criticism, but in reality, Reid, like Scarlett and Melanie, is deeply in love with the South. However, there is still deep pain in this love. Gradually, I felt that it was not Scarlett, but Melanie, who resembled Brad the most. 

    The similarity between Scarlett and Reid lies in rebellion, ego, enthusiasm, shrewdness, and even greed, cunning, and unscrupulousness. This is a betrayal of the mainstream civilization in the south; the similarity between Melanie and Reid lies in their love for this civilization. Melanie's love for southern civilization is manifested in her insistence on it, while Bradley's love is manifested in criticism. 

    He and Melanie are like two sides of the same coin, seemingly completely different, but both share the same purpose. Bai Ruide's eyes are sharp. He has already seen all kinds of backwardness and inappropriateness in the stagnant South, so he betrays, criticizes, and even thinks he has drawn a clear line with it - but the influence of spirit and civilization is silent, This subtle influence is often more surprising once it becomes apparent. 

    In the blaze of fire in Atlanta, Reid clearly saw his heart and saw his inseparable complex with the south. This kind of complex is also fiery and strong, it made Bai Ruide throw away the cloak of betrayal in an instant and obey the call of his heart. 

    The author uses this character to convey her other attitude toward southern civilization and express her most complicated feelings towards southern civilization. On the surface, Reid and Scarlett are both traitors, but Reid's betrayal has a different color. 

    He considers himself despicable, mocks virtue, and scoffs at the hypocritical defenders, but he truly respects and loves Melanie, the true moral keeper. He was proud of his status as an elite class in the South. 

    For his most beloved daughter, he abandoned everything he had pursued in the past and devoted himself to seeking a place for her in the upper class of the South. 

    Therefore, unlike Scarlett, Reid's betrayal has a color that should be returned. Unlike Scarlett and Melanie, the two male protagonists Ashley and Reid are not portrayed in a separate way. 

    There is almost no single description of Reid, and there is no narration-style language about his heart, and his footprints in the book also appear in relation to other characters. 

    We cannot directly know what role Southern civilization played in Bradley's fate, but since he is in this complex background of the alternation of old and new, it represents the author's attitude towards the south. Then he will never be just a functional role in Scarlett's love. Southern civilization should have fate, cause, and effect for Bai Ruide. 

    The love between Scarlett and Bradley can be said too much, a story about love and regret (now thinking about it, too many misunderstandings and misses can be said to be missed, and the real name of missed or just called inappropriate - like It is a subconscious avoidance of each other, nothing to regret.), this time I want to bypass it for the time being and analyze our Bai Ruide from the perspective of civilization. 

    He should have experienced the double loss of cultural identity and love pursuit. The tragedy between Bradley and the southern civilization is that he can neither "blindly" stick to it like Melanie nor completely abandon it like Scarlett. 

    We know from life that love alone cannot defeat a person (except for some mindless romance novels.), especially for a person like Bai Ruide, if a person is really defeated by love, he will be hit It must be one of his weak spots. 

    This weakness of Reid should be the "south". In fact, Bai Ruide has always been lonely. In the southern culture that originally nurtured him, his critical attitude was not recognized. 

    As a subordinate to southern civilization, he disdains to associate with despicable and frivolous adventurers and speculators and looks down on them from the bottom of his heart. ——Maybe also despise the self who is similar to them. 

    A person who keeps denying or questioning himself verbally and in his heart should be suffering in his heart. His success in betraying southern civilization cannot make him truly happy. His love for Scarlett is a kind of consolation in his life. 

    He loves Scarlett, perhaps not just because her boldness, shrewdness, and rebelliousness coincide with his own, but also because they are all from the same class in the South, and from her, he can expect to see the same as his own. The same feelings of love and betrayal are intertwined in the South. 

    Perhaps the combination of these two points is the real "similarity" between him and Scarlett. He said to Scarlett, "It's rare to see a girl like you out of a thousand girls." Although he expressed his appreciation for Scarlett, from another point of view, he didn't reveal his loneliness. 

    However, this love was ultimately lost, which became the last straw that crushed Bai Ruide. The last impression that Bai Ruide left us was a figure sitting alone at one end of the long dining table, the shadow of the back of the chair cast on his face, and he whispered that after the loss of love, he might go to talk to his family who parted ways. 

    Harmony's words——Briette at this time, just like the moment when he buried his head on Melanie's knees weakly and helplessly, it is amazing and pitiful. 

    Melanie: The sober watcher Scarlett represents the purity of existence, Ashley is a gorgeous and unrealistic burden, Reid returns from betrayal, and Melanie is the soberest standing in the dust of history People, if Scarlett is the most tenacious vitality in the Southern spirit, Melanie is the most core cohesive force and the strongest pillar of the Southern spirit. 

    Melanie's sobriety lies not only in the fact that she holds the most precious part of the Southern spirit, bravery, loyalty, industriousness, honor, etc. but also in the fact that she has clearly realized that the South must accept change before it can be changed. 

    Can continue to move forward tenaciously. She strictly adheres to the core of the southern spirit but is not pedantic and self-contained, which is why she can be loved by the most conservative southern aristocrats, and at the same time, Scarlett and Bradley, who are despised by the old aristocrat Reason for finding a balance between a pair. Melanie loves Scarlett and respects Reid. 

    On the surface, it seems that they helped her and Ashley. The deeper reason is that she knows that only their brave, enterprising, and fighting spirit can save the South and inject it into the civilization of the South. 

    Fresh blood supports that stormy world. Reviewing the whole article carefully, behind many of Scarlett's and Reid's rebellious and daring words and deeds, there is silent support from Melanie. 

    Facing the change, Melanie did not hesitate: she needed to work, she put down her former figure and worked hard; Scarlett shot the white guy, she dragged her weak body and stood firmly behind her to support her; Scarlett ignored her Public opinion runs the lumber business by herself, and she stands by her side to defend her, telling the conservative wives that that is what Scarlett "should do." 

    In the face of change, her bravery is no less than Scarlett's. She and Scarlett, one is bright and one is dark, one is warm and unrestrained, the other is deep and firm. Throughout the entire chapter, Scarlett's image, no matter how passionate and dazzling, can't hide Melanie's brilliance. 

    She and Scarlett complement each other: Melanie knows that the South needs to change and that she needs a fearless and courageous spirit like Scarlett's; and for Scarlett, Melanie is like the eternal red earth under her feet, and she can only feel her support. Work up the courage to move forward. 

    As a woman, the author is undoubtedly partial to her two heroines. If Scarlett is the force going south, Melanie is the force going south. The mutual echo between her and Scarlett is the perfect interpretation of the new life problem of the South standing up in the ruins of reality and mind. 

    This is a story of the South, of destruction and rebirth, of strength and hope. The four protagonists represent the direction of the author's four emotions and thoughts. No matter where they extend, they eventually converge in one direction, where the vitality and hope of the South continue to continue.


    After reading the famous novel "Gone with the Wind"

    After carefully reading a famous book, I believe that everyone has gained a lot of knowledge. The following is the feeling after reading "Gone with the Wind" compiled by me for you. Welcome to read and you are welcome to share.

    “There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Field called the Old South…
      Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow.
      Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and Slave…
      Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered.
      A Civilization Gone With The Wind…" ——quoted from the movie "Gone With the Wind"

    Unlike most female readers, I used to love Ashley very much.
    The love in middle school is also very simple. He is clean, handsome, gentle, refined, and learned. Especially compared with the uncle who has a beard, the image of Prince Charming is more distinct.

    Even his troubles sounded so advanced: others' troubles extended to how much less cotton this year was harvested than last year or finding a matching mare for his own stallion, and his world had poetry and poetry Painting, he is troubled by the unfathomable problem of the collapse of civilization and the demise of a way of life.

    What more could such a perfect man ask for? So I have expressed a high degree of understanding and deep sympathy for Scarlett's continued infatuation for more than ten years.

    Later, I learned that perfection is conditional, and there are very harsh conditions.
    Beautiful, kind and simple girls can easily be perfect when they study in school every day, just like the heroines of countless novels, but after leaving school and facing the requirements of financial independence, it is difficult not to get a little bit of worldly life. 

    If she is still as slender as a poem, as refined as a dream, and as graceful as a painting, I am afraid that she will be shot to death on the beach by the tide of life sooner or later.

    So does the elegant gentleman. In the lazy sun in the lazy town, in the rustling of leaves, in the life of boys riding horses, drinking, playing poker, and girls chatting, how could the perfect smile of an elegant gentleman not capture the hearts of girls to be married. 

    And the beacon fires are in the sky, and there is no need for elegance in the years of chaos, and the new life waiting to be revived after the war does not need elegance.

    Graceful as Ashley, his radiance in the peaceful years of the previous chapters have been exhausted. After many years when grace was no longer needed, he was still as graceful as Big Ben reluctantly.

    The nigger ran away, the fence on the farm needed to be chopped, and he couldn't chop well.

    Need money to use, the business of the timber shop is handed over to him, and he can't make money.

    Scarlett was blackmailed by the northerners and asked him to discuss it, and he just kept saying, what should we do, what should we do with all the southerners. The leisurely life we once had is no more. 

    Scarlett had no choice but to marry an old man with a little spare money to hand over the ransom. Rhett later knew angrily and said that if he really loves you, even if he steals and robs you, he can't let you do it.

    He hugged Scarlett and was seen by his own sister, convinced that his wife used her immaculate reputation to suppress all doubts, and he remained silent, even as she watched her painfully accuse his own sister of lying and slander.

    Scarlett always believed that he was in love with her spiritually, even though he was always by his wife's side.

    Maybe it's because every time she asks him, do you love me? He was silent. So do you love her? He remained silent.

    Although her wife is deeply in love with him. She knew exactly what he was, and knew that he couldn't be strong, but she always stayed by his side with her ability, perseverance, and kindness.

    And Scarlett loved him too. She used her own incomparable vitality and fighting spirit to grit her teeth to survive the difficulties one after another after the collapse of the elegant life. No matter how difficult it was, she did not hesitate to help him as much as she could.

    Without these two strong women who love him, he would have long since slept with the elegant life he loved that he couldn't leave. And he always bound his soul to the souls of these two women, neither changing nor fleeing, but weak.
    Although he always looked handsome, tall, refined, and well-mannered.

    In the end, the perfect wife who was carrying his second child died because of his fragile constitution and dystocia.

    After spending more than ten years of youth, Scarlett finally accepted a very simple fact: he didn't love her, he was just too weak to reject her.

    Rhett was finally completely tired of this long love race and left with a tired heart.
    And Ashley's life, with the departure of the two women, was finally empty.

    Even his own sister, in order to preserve his false professional reputation, was forever slandered.

    From start to finish, he was a good and honest man. However, the dilapidated reality finally told him that it is not bad that is the poison. Weakness itself is enough to become a sharp weapon to hurt people.

    It breaks the hearts of those who love you, it robs you of love and the ability to love, and it leaves you in the end, with nothing left but alone.

    Yes, remember, weakness is a sin.
    And, the weak are often men.

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