What Is The Theme Of Gone With The Wind

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Gone With the Wind was released in 1936 and was written by Margaret Mitchell. The Book and its themes related to the civil war consist of: warfare, slavery, race, society and class, oblivion, and much more. I believe Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind to show how much of an impact the Civil War had on everyone, even those who were not a part of the actual war. Yes the book is filled with romance, but if you look outside of that, it is truly a very insightful novel. Could Margaret Mitchell have done a better job at showcasing slavery? Why did she downplay it so much? I believe she definitely could have done a lot better. She reduced slaves to these people who loved their masters so much that they would even hug them. The main character…show more content…
The novel also showcases the Confederates as noble; I mean I guess fighting alongside your brothers of war could possibly be seen as noble to some. But to me, fighting to keep something as evil as slavery alive –is far from noble and should never been seen as such. Anyway, the Confederate deaths are seen as a waste, the fight was classified unwinnable, and at the same time the Yankees are depicted as evil and rotten characters. Shooting them is presented as a moral good; I mean Confederates were far from saints but that does not mean that I would say that shooting them would be considered a moral good. Considering that the point of view was based only on the south, it’s understandable. The novel did not once admit that the main cause of the Civil war was slavery. The novel makes it seem like the war was a humongous waste of time, money, and lives. The novel painted the Civil war as this evil war that destroyed everything beautiful in the South including the way their society worked. I did not really look into Margaret Mitchell so I do not know if she was a supporter of the Yankees or Confederates. If she supported the Yankees, did she purposely leave out the fact that the Civil war was caused due to slavery? Or did Margaret purposely try to depict her characters as oblivious, ignorant, self-absorbed, privileged annoying people? I mean hey, maybe I shouldn’t be coming down that
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