In honor of (the book) Gone with the Wind and its 75th anniversary, let’s take a minute to talk Scarlett O’Hara.
There’s a misconception that most Southern women strive to be like her. At least I hope it’s a misconception. Scarlett has determination, which is admirable. And, I must say, she is fascinating. But really, she’s awful. She is conniving, manipulative, and foolish.
And she determines much of what people think of when they think of Southern belles. I’d like to believe that that they are wrong.
But I’ve met a few “Scarletts” in my day…
(P.S. If you’ve never read the book, it really is gripping. I read it over spring break in 9th grade)