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Romanticizing Slavery in Gone With the Wind

Romanticizing Slavery in Gone With the Wind

Author: Lauren Rodriguez
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Plot of Gone with the Wind

Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

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