The Civil War and Gone with the Wind

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Gone With the Wind The classic movie Gone with the Wind is a love story that takes place during the Civil War and was made in 1939. The character, Scarlet O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) is the heroine in the film whose family owns a plantation in Georgia. She loves the attention from all of the gentlemen but has fallen in love with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is marrying his cousin Melanie Wilkes (Olivia de Havilard). Everyone attends the annual barbecue at the Wilkes house and that is where Scarlet meets Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). There has been talk about a war for some time and that’s all the gentlemen talk about at the barbecue, Rhett believes that it’s a waste of time to start a war while the rest of the southern men think otherwise. After the Northerners started enlisting soldiers to fight against the South, everyone started enlisting. Scarlet married Mr. Hamilton who died in battle. While in mourning, Scarlett leaves for Atlanta and stays with Melanie. At a charity ball, now Captain Rhett Butler appears and shares news of moving the “Yankees” back north. As time drifts on, the Yankees are getting closer and closer to Atlanta. Men are losing their lives fighting this war. Scarlet and Melanie are helping the doctor by tending to the wounded which is over hundreds of people. Scarlet finds out her mother is sick from one of the plantation workers that are helping the war by digging ditches. Melanie has a baby but gets ill while giving birth. The Northerners are making
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