GONE WITH THE WIND
Like her inspirational heroine, a symbol of strength herself, she brought out the core strengths of man and woman in their daily life to spin world’s famous love story between man and woman with unforgettable hues and shades.
Margaret Mitchell said about the theme of her novel, Gone with the Wind, “I wrote about the people who had gumption and the people who didn’t.”
Margaret Mitchell admired people who fought their way through hard times triumphantly and came out survivors.
HOW TO FACE LIFE
Mrs. Mitchell made an impression on her daughter when she explained to Margaret how precarious life is and the only thing that will save her is what she has in her head. “Well, I never could learn the multiplication table above the sevens but I was frightened and impressed enough by her words to learn enough rhetoric to land a job on a newspaper some years later.”
Margaret’s mother instilled pride in her bones. So, much like her heroine Scarlett O’Hara, Margaret enjoyed social events and being the center of attention. She was a lively and spirited girl with a great sense of humor.
ADMONISHED FOR PLAGIARISM
Margaret wrote spooky ghost tales and short skits that often had violent plots, the plays were performed in full costume and Margaret usually cast herself as the hero. One time, Margaret dramatized “The Traitor” by Thomas Dixon, she was scolded and received a spanking from her father for plagiarism. She quickly learned not to take what wasn’t hers since plagiarism was considered the same thing as stealing.
HER LOVE AFFAIR AND MARRIAGE
She was flirtatious and charming and always had a long string of beaux.
And the rest of it follows.
Dr. Ashok Koparday
MBBS, FC SEPI
Center for Therapy, Education, Research in
Sex, Marriage, Relationships
Ex. Teaching Faculty
Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital and
Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals
University of Mumbai, India