History YMMV / GoneWithTheWind

25th Jun '16 8:46:10 PM shatterstar
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* DefiledForever: May be seen as the case for Cathleen Calvert in the book. While technically she submits to the marriage of her on volition, it's [[DontYouDarePityMe shown]] she resents it greatly; and it destroys her, making her nothing but a piece of sad white trash.
** Also to the unnamed girl whose reputation Rhett ruined by refusing to marry her after being out after dark. Even though she didn't have a baby, which would imply that they ''didn't'' have sex.
* DeusAngstMachina: When finally, after walking for days and while starving, Scarlett has finally reach her home, there's a ''lovely'' surprise for her. Her mommy is [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth dead]]. [[SanitySlippage Daddy's gone mad with grief.]] [[IllGirl Her sisters are sick with typhoid.]] [[SlaveLiberation The slaves have fled]] [[HappinessInSlavery except the ones loyal to the family]], who are very few and also house slaves; generally not good for helping in the fields. [[FromBadToWorse The house was completely pillaged]] [[ArmiesAreEvil by the Yankees]] and now must provide for a large family with two children and three sick women, with the mentally unstable father as the only man of the house. [[DespairEventHorizon In addition, she must cultivate an entire plantation with only three black slaves]] because it's her ''only'' source of income, while before they had hundreds of these.



* FunWithAcronyms TakeThat StealthPun: Rhett's comment about the South only having "'''C'''otton, '''S'''laves and '''A'''rrogance," paralleling the initials of the '''C'''onfederate '''S'''tates of '''A'''merica.



* WTHCastingAgency: No one expected a little known English actress would get the role every actress in Hollywood was dying to play. A critic even predicted that there would be [[SeriousBusiness rioting in the streets to protest the casting of Vivian Leigh]].

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* WTHCastingAgency: WTFCastingAgency: No one expected a little known English actress would get the role every actress in Hollywood was dying to play. A critic even predicted that there would be [[SeriousBusiness rioting in the streets to protest the casting of Vivian Leigh]].
25th Jun '16 8:42:18 PM shatterstar
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* EthnicScrappy: Prissy on the other hand. She's lazy, incompetent, loud and TheLoad on the ride back to Tara.

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* EthnicScrappy: Prissy on the other hand. She's lazy, incompetent, loud and TheLoad on the ride back to Tara. Scarlett's slap and constant berates of her is considered for many to be a satisfying TakeThatScrappy.
19th May '16 3:12:43 PM BlackJAC
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* FunWithAcronyms TakeThat StealthPun: Rhett's comment about the South only having "'''C'''otton, '''S'''laves and '''A'''rrogance," paralleling the initials of the '''C'''onfederate '''S'''tates of '''A'''merica.
5th May '16 12:49:53 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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%%* EndingFatigue: If you are assigned this book for school, run. That is all.
5th May '16 9:43:24 AM Berrenta
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* EndingFatigue: If you are assigned this book for school, run. That is all.

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* %%* EndingFatigue: If you are assigned this book for school, run. That is all.



* ItGetsBetter: The book seems to take the longest amount of time possible to get through ''any''thing.



* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Melanie is very, very attached to Scarlett. Even her husband, who she takes the vow to honour and obey very seriously, will not get away with making Scarlett cry. She'll work until she faints if Scarlett orders her to pick cotton, will openly snap at those who she catches gossiping unkindly about Scarlett, and will brave social disapproval rather than cut ties with Scarlett. Part of all this is due to the fact that Scarlett helped save her and her son when she went in labour during the war, but even before all that, she was very admiring of Scarlett and genuinely happy to gain her as a sister-in-law.

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* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: LesYay: Melanie is very, very attached to Scarlett. Even her husband, who she takes the vow to honour and obey very seriously, will not get away with making Scarlett cry. She'll work until she faints if Scarlett orders her to pick cotton, will openly snap at those who she catches gossiping unkindly about Scarlett, and will brave social disapproval rather than cut ties with Scarlett. Part of all this is due to the fact that Scarlett helped save her and her son when she went in labour during the war, but even before all that, she was very admiring of Scarlett and genuinely happy to gain her as a sister-in-law.


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* {{Padding}}: The book seems to take the longest amount of time possible to get through ''any''thing.
12th Apr '16 6:21:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} As some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
4th Mar '16 5:18:45 PM DreamerCynist2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} as some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} as As some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
4th Mar '16 5:17:53 PM DreamerCynist2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}}It, as some people claim, also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}}It, [[Website/{{Cracked}} as some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
24th Jan '16 1:24:43 PM rememberthehood1941
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*** Actually, the book implies that Mellie ''enjoyed'' her marital relations, an interesting contrast to Scarlett, [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland who saw it as a means to an end]]
16th Jan '16 7:23:34 PM toonyloon
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Zig-zagged, much like ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz]]'':

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Zig-zagged, much like ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz]]'':''Film/TheWizardOfOz'':
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