Female Characters Of ' Scarlett From Gone With The Wind '

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Throughout history, female protagonists have existed in literature: Scarlett from Gone With the Wind, Jo from Little Women, and Katherine from Taming of the Shrew to name a few. All three show the strong female attributes that have inspired women throughout history. No doubt, literature today would be very different without credible female characters such as Scarlett, Jo, and Katherine, who have all made their mark on literature by inspiring modern authors to bring forth more powerful women who are set to change the way women are viewed in a male-dominated world. Heroines of the modern world like Melanie Stryder from The Host, Hermione from the Harry Potter series, and Tris from the Divergent series, have pulled girls, young and old, into…show more content…
For Katniss, the same applies. With Gale, her hunting partner and friend, she begins to find a sense of comfort in the realization that they have helped each other survive with their hunting skills, and as a result, the chemistry thrives. After the Reaping and the games begin, Katniss finds herself using Peeta to her advantage to woo the Capital into receiving vital medicine and food to stay alive. Peeta, the lover-boy of these games, sees Katniss as an angel that can save him from being brutally killed, but he eventually sees Katniss as something more, even after the games finish, and they both come out alive as the “star-crossed lovers” from District 12. Both of these women learn to make hard decisions when it comes to their own happiness, but when it comes to how their decisions affect others around them, they discover the true meaning of a love triangle. As the books roll forward, supporting characters help the protagonist whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally to get through their problems. While Katniss goes through the 74th annual Hunger Games, she finds that she needs to have help from the outside of the games in order to survive on the inside. Katniss turns to Haymitch Abernathy, the last victor of the Hunger Games who is still alive, and though his hometown knows him as the town drunk, she needs his knowledge and skill, no matter
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