Provide a 6 pages analysis while answering the following question: Gone With the Wind. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. At a time when her behavior and mannerism would be labelled as social taboo (Mitchell 27), Scarlett sought to live her life as she saw fit, making her a really interesting character for countless discussions. This paper will examine Scarlett and some of her characteristics, and how they impact society even in modern times.
At a time when even all men did not hold equal rights, Scarlett O’Hara sought to change her fate and those of her kind by fighting to get everything that she wanted. Her mannerism and characteristics at this time were often considered as a social taboo, even by the women she sought to elevate in society (Mitchell 36). The challenges she faced are not something to write home about because she faced adversity from everyone that surrounded her, which included her family and friends. She has even been described as disloyal, untrustworthy, and even deceitful by people close to her as a result of some of her actions. However, this does not change the fact that Scarlett O’Hara paved the way for more women to take hold of their fate and control it to the desired destination.
During her time, the role of the woman was defined and cemented in society as that of being a wife and a mother. By the time Scarlett was sixteen, she was already married and had a child. The war taking place, however, did not see her enjoy her marriage as her husband died during the war. Apart from being with a child at a tender age, Scarlett was faced with the challenges of raising a child in a war-torn environment. This meant that she could only rely on herself for guidance and comfort whenever there was a need to, and this meant breaking free from all the traditional rules that bound her (Mitchell 43). The ramifications that came with the war ensured that Scarlett had to grow up faster than any normal sixteen year-old would today. .