History YMMV / GoneWithTheWind

15th Nov '17 3:08:44 AM EvilKid
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* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Bonnie's death]] could have been averted, had Rhett put his foot down and refused to give into [[spoiler:[[DaddysGirl Bonnie]]'s]] wishes in regards to making a [[spoiler:dangerous jump with her pony "Mr. Butler"[[spoiler:. The situation finishes ends with [[spoiler:the pony tripping over the bars... and Bonnie falling, breaking her neck, and dying.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Bonnie's death]] could have been averted, had Rhett put his foot down and refused to give into [[spoiler:[[DaddysGirl Bonnie]]'s]] wishes in regards to making a [[spoiler:dangerous jump with her pony "Mr. Butler"[[spoiler:.Butler"]]. The situation finishes ends with [[spoiler:the pony tripping over the bars... and Bonnie falling, breaking her neck, and dying.]]
15th Nov '17 3:06:02 AM EvilKid
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* FauxSymbolism: Analysis of the book points out that the worsening war coincides with Melanie's worsening condition, Gerald's breakdown following Ellen's death represents those of the South who would never adjust to the changes that the war wrought. Most of all, Scarlett and Rhett's child, Bonnie represents their marriage--as such, her death represents its end.

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* FauxSymbolism: Analysis of the book points out that the worsening war coincides with Melanie's worsening condition, Gerald's breakdown following Ellen's death represents those of the South who would never adjust to the changes that the war wrought. Most of all, Scarlett and Rhett's child, Bonnie represents their marriage--as such, her [[spoiler:her death represents its end.]]



** Rhett's personality change and complete breakdown following Bonnie's death can be doubly painful to watch if one recalls that Creator/ClarkGable himself was similarly devastated when his wife Creator/CaroleLombard was killed in a plane crash just a few years after the film's release. Between the funeral and Gable's next appearance in a film, he had lost 20 pounds. It was remarked by Esther Williams that Gable was never really the same after that.

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** Rhett's personality change and complete breakdown following Bonnie's death [[spoiler:Bonnie's death]] can be doubly painful to watch if one recalls that Creator/ClarkGable himself was similarly devastated when his wife Creator/CaroleLombard was killed in a plane crash just a few years after the film's release. Between the funeral and Gable's next appearance in a film, he had lost 20 pounds. It was remarked by Esther Williams that Gable was never really the same after that.



** Scarlett herself, after Bonnie's death, when she relentlessly calls him a murderer. Couples have been known to say horrible things to each other after the death of a child, but that's beyond the pale.

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** Scarlett herself, after Bonnie's death, [[spoiler:Bonnie's death]], when she relentlessly calls him a murderer. Couples have been known to say horrible things to each other after the death [[spoiler:death of a child, child]], but that's beyond the pale.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Rhett (with the exception of Bonnie's death). Yes, Scarlett is horrible to him. But​ most of that is provoked by him being horrible to ''her''. He seems to get a sick thrill out of saying and doing things to make her upset or angry, then further taunting her by reacting with amusement when she loses her temper or not reacting at all. He forces himself on her, then ditches her the morning after then shows up days later to taunt her about being with another woman and disappear again, and he responds to the news of her pregnancy by asking who the father is and suggesting that she'd be happy to miscarry--one of several moments when he rejects her sincere efforts at reaching out to him. Overall, he really comes across like a jerk.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Rhett (with the exception of Bonnie's death).[[spoiler:Bonnie's death]]). Yes, Scarlett is horrible to him. But​ most of that is provoked by him being horrible to ''her''. He seems to get a sick thrill out of saying and doing things to make her upset or angry, then further taunting her by reacting with amusement when she loses her temper or not reacting at all. He forces himself on her, then ditches her the morning after then shows up days later to taunt her about being with another woman and disappear again, and he responds to the news of her pregnancy by asking who the father is and suggesting that she'd be happy to miscarry--one of several moments when he rejects her sincere efforts at reaching out to him. Overall, he really comes across like a jerk.



** Ironically, after Melanie's death in the book, Scarlett thinks to herself that ''[[SilkHidingSteel Melanie]]'' was the one actually with the reins, being kind and gentle but managing to not fully break either. Scarlet even thinks to herself that ''she was empowered by Melanie's own strength'' without noticing it.

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** Ironically, after Melanie's death [[spoiler:death]] in the book, Scarlett thinks to herself that ''[[SilkHidingSteel Melanie]]'' was the one actually with the reins, being kind and gentle but managing to not fully break either. Scarlet even thinks to herself that ''she was empowered by Melanie's own strength'' without noticing it.



* WhatAnIdiot: Bonnie's death could have been averted, had Rhett put his foot down and refused to give into [[DaddysGirl Bonnie]]'s wishes in regards to making a dangerous jump with her pony "Mr. Butler". The situation finishes ends with the pony tripping over the bars... and Bonnie falling, breaking her neck, and dying.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Bonnie's death [[spoiler:Bonnie's death]] could have been averted, had Rhett put his foot down and refused to give into [[DaddysGirl Bonnie]]'s [[spoiler:[[DaddysGirl Bonnie]]'s]] wishes in regards to making a dangerous [[spoiler:dangerous jump with her pony "Mr. Butler". Butler"[[spoiler:. The situation finishes ends with the [[spoiler:the pony tripping over the bars... and Bonnie falling, breaking her neck, and dying.]]
4th Nov '17 11:49:47 AM toongrrl1990
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** Obviously reflecting how that time favored wasp-waisted women, on the other hand, the book mentioned Scarlett being proud of having plump legs.
28th Oct '17 2:33:46 PM Evighet
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* FridgeHorror: The end of the book doesn't mention Wade and Ella but in only a few hours they lose the only two people that really cared about them: Melanie and Rhett.
21st Sep '17 2:26:07 PM DrOO7
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*** Or perhaps when she tells Melanie about seeing Ashley and Scarlett embrace, not caring that she's misinterpreted what she saw (to be fair, she doesn't realize this) or that she's going to hurt the brother and sister-in-law that she dearly loves, only relishing that she going to hurt and humiliate Scarlett.



* RootingForTheEmpire: When the protagonists, [[VillainProtagonist however sympathetically treated]], are a bunch of haughty upper-class dyed-in-the-wool white supremacists, it's hard not to see the devastation of the war as justice served. Conversely, aside from the thieving rapist Yankee deserter, pretty much everything the Northerners do is good; [[ValuesDissonance the movie just]] ''[[ValuesDissonance acts]]'' [[ValuesDissonance like it's evil]]. The camera forebodingly lingers on wealthy, happy black men, poor but free black men are dismissed as 'trash', and Jonas Wilkerson is reviled for the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous depraved act]] of marrying the poor woman he loves, trying to buy Tara, and (in the book) supporting black rights.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: When the protagonists, [[VillainProtagonist however sympathetically treated]], are a bunch of haughty upper-class dyed-in-the-wool white supremacists, it's hard not to see the devastation of the war as justice served. Conversely, aside from the thieving rapist Yankee deserter, pretty much everything the Northerners do is good; [[ValuesDissonance the book and the movie just]] ''[[ValuesDissonance acts]]'' act]]'' [[ValuesDissonance like it's evil]]. The camera forebodingly lingers on wealthy, happy black men, poor but free black men are dismissed as 'trash', and Jonas Wilkerson is reviled for the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous depraved act]] of marrying the poor woman he loves, trying to buy Tara, and (in the book) supporting black rights.
17th Sep '17 4:26:07 PM Byzantine
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** Everyone's aghast attitude towards Scarlett for her decidedly unfeminine interests in running a lumber mill, to the point of suggesting that deserved to be nearly raped while on her way home from work.

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** Everyone's aghast attitude towards Scarlett for her decidedly unfeminine interests in running a lumber mill, to the point of suggesting that she deserved to be nearly raped while on her way home from work.
14th Sep '17 9:15:46 AM BuccoBabe
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** Everyone's aghast attitude towards Scarlett for her decidedly unfeminine interests in running a lumber mill, to the point of suggesting that deserved to be nearly raped while on her way home from work. (An attitude which sadly prevails today).

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** Everyone's aghast attitude towards Scarlett for her decidedly unfeminine interests in running a lumber mill, to the point of suggesting that deserved to be nearly raped while on her way home from work. (An attitude which sadly prevails today).
14th Sep '17 9:08:39 AM BuccoBabe
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** To a lesser extent, "As God as my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"

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** To a lesser extent, "As God as my witness, I'll never go be hungry again!"
4th Sep '17 7:17:31 PM DrOO7
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** India crosses this when she tells Scarlett that not only did she deserve what happened to her (the AttemptedRape), that "if there was any justice, you'd have gotten worse."


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** Everyone's aghast attitude towards Scarlett for her decidedly unfeminine interests in running a lumber mill, to the point of suggesting that deserved to be nearly raped while on her way home from work. (An attitude which sadly prevails today).
30th Aug '17 9:22:21 PM Angeldeb82
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* AwesomeMusic: There is a reason the score was nominated for an Academy Award. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg5wCJuPdXI Take a listen for yourself.]]

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There is a reason the score was nominated for an Academy Award. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg5wCJuPdXI Take a listen for yourself.]]



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