Possibly the most successful film of all time — adjusted for inflation, its box office take is still over five hundred million ahead of its closest rival, Avatar — Gone with the Wind is a romantic epic about Scarlett O'Hara, an indomitable and ruthless Southern belle, stretching from just before The American Civil War through much of Reconstruction.Both the source novel and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood tended to romanticize the South, and so this is one of the most romantic films ever made, whether you want it to be or not. Still, the movie was somewhat progressive for its time - it gave several roles to African American actors when Hollywood was trying its best to push them out, and Hattie McDaniel's win for Best Supporting Actress was the first Oscar given to a black person.Filmed in 1939 (having been in development since just after the book's publication in 1936) in glorious Technicolor, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett and Clark Gable as Rhett. Interestingly, director Victor Fleming was also the director of another legendary Technicolor film from that year - The Wizard of Oz.The original novel was written by Margaret Mitchell. It was followed by Scarlett, a sequel professional Fan Fic, which was later adapted into a Mini Series. A prequel, Rhett Butler's People, has been published, telling the story from Rhett's perspective, and has a different ending than Scarlett. Another sequel by the name of Winds of Tara has been published. Bear in mind that this has another ending for those who are not happy with Scarlett. More recently, an alternate point-of-view parody has been written called The Wind Done Gone, which is the entire book written from the point of view of Scarlett's mulatto half-sister, whom she never notices in the original novel, and whom Rhett himself takes as a lover. No explicit names are used, interestingly.In 2008, a musical production ran on the West End in London. It was savaged by the critics and closed early.As of June 2012, only four of the original cast members are still alive: Olivia de Havilland, Mickey Kuhn, Alicia Rhett, and Mary Anderson.
The Ace: Ashley, antebellum. After the war, he's much less effective when scaled down in socioeconomic status.
The film adaptation saved GWTW as popular culture. First, by making Bonnie an only child (see Demoted to Extra entry below), her impact on the story was exponentially more important and believable. Second, by changing the circumstances of the shanty town raid, producer Selznick unwittingly saved the movie from the same future fate as the previous blockbuster record-holder about the Civil War.
Adaptational Attractiveness: Scarlett (in the book "not a beautiful woman") and Melanie (who even in the movie is described as plain) are played in The Film of the Book by silver screen beauties Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland, respectively. However, throughout the book, Scarlett is still frequently described as pretty or handsome, so it isn't as extreme as most cases.
India Wilkes is supposed to be so plain that Scarlett stole her only chance of ever finding a husband. She's quite pretty in the film but still has an unpleasant personality that would probably turn people off.
Alcohol Hic: Scarlett after the death of her second husband.
Analogy Backfire: At one point, Dr. Meade argues that General Johnston cannot be dislodged from the Kennesaw Mountain:
Dr. Meade: The mountain fastnesses has always been the refuge and the strong forts of people since the ancient times. Think of - think of Thermopylae! Rhett: They died to the last man at Thermopylae, didn't they, Doctor?
Babies Make Everything Better: Melanie is very fond of this idea, and Frank believes that if Scarlett becomes pregnant, she will stop caring about her business and settle into motherhood. He is very mistaken, however.
Even the shrewd, cynical Scarlett seems to believe this when she gets pregnant for the fourth time and is happy about it for the first time—she thinks the baby will be the key to reconciling with Rhett. Unfortunately this ends up being completely inverted—she miscarries and it's the beginning of the end for them. Later, after Bonnie's death, she admits that she would be willing to have another child if that what's it will take to bring Rhett out of his grief.
Ashley is torn between his kind, sweetcousin Melanie (Betty) and his seductive, indomitablechildhood friend Scarlett (Veronica). Subverted in that Melanie "wins" (as in "marries Ashley") very early in the book, although this fails to discourage Scarlett in any way.
Gone with the Windlives on this trope. Scarlett is stated to have taken the Veronica position numerous times in the past, seducing men from their more proper and plain Bettys. Her first marriage is a textbook example, with Charles Hamilton as the Archie and Honey Wilkes as the Betty.
Heck, Scarlett is even the Veronica to her own sister's boyfriend.
Beware the Nice Ones: Melanie's reaction to Scarlett killing a Union deserter was "I'm glad you killed him!" And she pulled out a pistol when she thought Yankee soldiers were about to break into her home.
This is never shown in the book, but in the movie, when Suellen is sobbing over Scarlett having married her fiancee right under her nose, it sounds like Melanie says something to Suellen like, "Well, she had to do it to save Tara." Which means not only, that Scarlett openly told everyone her reasons for marrying Frank, but that Melanie is completely on board with Scarlett doing this, and is chiding Suellen for feeling the way she does.
Big Damn Heroes: Rhett does this a couple of times, but never completely successfully.
Big Fancy House: Tara, Twelve Oaks, Mimosa, Fairhill, all the other plantations within vicinity of Tara, possibly as well the house that Scarlett builds in Atlanta when she marries Rhett, although Rhett never loses an opportunity to slip in a remark about how grotesque it is.
Birds of a Feather: Scarlett and Rhett, Ashley and Melanie. Part of Scarlett's arc is realizing this.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she cares enough, Scarlett can manipulate almost any man into thinking of her as a sweet, innocent, delicate flower of womanhood.
She actually says something along the lines of "Tomorrow is another day." Earlier in the book, she regularly said that she'd "think about it (murdering a Union deserter in self-defense) tomorrow", which really meant that it was never going to happen.
Black Sheep: Rhett's prominent, wealthy (before the war) family managed to blacklist him not only from their own estate, but the entire city of Charleston.
Cannot Spit It Out: Rhett does confess his feelings to Scarlett a few times, but he invariably subverts his confessions by chickening out and convincing her he's making fun of her. He justifies this by saying that if she knew about his feelings, she'd make his life a living hell; but it becomes more and more obvious as the story progresses that she's already done that.
Not to mention that Rhett outright lies, once or twice, when Scarlett asks him point-blank if he's in love with her. Once, when Scarlett reveals that she's been considering an abortion, Rhett reacts in outrage and horror, and then when the amazed Scarlett tells him she didn't know he cared that much about her, he switches gears and casually replies that he just doesn't want to lose a good investment.
Leading to the sad irony that Scarlett falls victim to this herself. By the time she begins to realize that she cares about Rhett, she's just as reluctant to tell him for the very reasons that he couldn't tell her—she's afraid he will mock and reject her.
Scarlett would have given up on Ashley if he had just told her he truly loves Melanie.
Scarlett never getting a chance to explain to Rhett that the embrace she and Ashley were caught in was completely innocent.
Can't Get Away With Nuthin': The one time Scarlett connects to Ashley on a real emotional level without any thought of seducing him, she is caught in the act by Moral Guardians. Very frustrating given all the actually immoral things she's done and gotten away with.
Cassandra Truth: Rhett tells everyone that secession is a really stupid idea that will lead to disaster.
Character Witness: Despite India and Archie witnessing Ashley embracing Scarlett with their own eyes, Melanie's vouching for Scarlett's innocence sows the seeds to doubt in many peoples' minds. Half the town winds up thinking India is a jealous, crazy old maid.
Charity Ball: Scarlett O'Hara scandalously insists on going to one for the Southern cause, despite having recently been widowed and therefore expected to be in mourning, mostly because she's bored and refuses to pass up the chance for a party. This is where she reconnects with Rhett Butler.
The Charmer: When Rhett wants people to like him, he's all but irresistible; but usually he can't be bothered.
Scarlett, too applies, she can make herself irresistible, usually to men with charms.
Christmas Cake: Quite a few of the female characters, but Suellen especially worries about becoming an Old Maid.
City Mouse: Scarlett, despite growing up at Tara, becomes a city mouse when she's forced to actually take care of Tara, doing tasks such as cooking, milking cows, and picking cotton. Suellen, Carreen, Melanie all qualify as well.
Dr. Meade: (to Scarlett) You have to stay here and help Melly have her baby.
Aunt Pitty: Without a chaperone? That would be most improper.
Dr. Meade: Good heavens, woman, this is war, not a garden party!
Dr. Meade's own wife does this later. The men claim they went to Belle Watling's house as a cover story to the Yankees. The second the Yankees leave, it's immediately obvious that Ashley is injured and the men are lucky to have their lives. Obvious to everyone but Mrs. Meade, who starts asking what Belle's house is like. Dr. Meade looks at her like she's nuts before ignoring her and getting back to work.
Convenient Miscarriage: Scarlett takes a fall down a flight of stairs, and Melanie has a miscarriage which eventually leads to her death.
Cultured Warrior: Ashley is the leader of his troop due to his excellent marksmanship and leadership skills, but most of his men find his habit of reading literature and discussing philosophy very strange.
Dawson Casting: Leslie Howard was 47, and felt he was far to old to play the twenty-something Ashley Wilkes. Justified because this film covers over ten years, and so he had to play the older Ashley as well.
Defiled Forever: Part of the reason why Rhett is not received by any fine family in Charleston is that he refused to marry a girl he had been out with for too long without a chaperone.
Poor Will. In the book is an important aid and sounding board to Scarlett after her family nurses him to health. He even marries Sueellen, somewhat mitigated the sad (but somewhat deserved) position she is in after Scarlett marries her longtime beau.
Pity Scarlett's children from her first two marriages. In the book, they exist pretty much to be emotionally neglected by Scarlett, her son Wade Hamilton is a nervous wreck, her daughter Ella Kennedy is implied to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and the only people who seem to care about them are their aunt omnibenevolent Melanie and their stepfather Rhett (who half the time is too busy spoiling his own child (literally) to death to care). They don't even exist in the movie.
Scarlett's sisters, while existent, are largely glossed over, particularly Carreen.
Determined Homesteader: Scarlett O'Hara.Her father tells her, "Land's the only thing that matters. It's the only thing that lasts!" And everything she does - lie, cheat, steal, and kill - is just as much to protect Tara, her home, as it is to protect the people who live there.
Rhett, right after a misunderstanding has led the entire town to believe that Ashley and Scarlett are having an affair, gets really, really drunk.
He drinks when he believes Scarlett is about to die from a miscarriage that he is responsible for.
In the book he gets drunk after Bonnie's death.
Drunken Song: When Gerald is drunk, he sings a song called "Peg in a Low-Backed Car". Ashley and Rhett pretend to be singing drunkenly to fool the Yankee soldiers into thinking they were out getting wasted instead of avenging the attack on Scarlett, for which they could be imprisoned or even hanged.
End of an Age: The fall of the Confederacy, which affects every character in one way or another.
Enormous Engagement Ring: Scarlet asks for a large ring and Rhett gives her one with a diamond that even she describes as "obscenely huge".
Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Both Scarlett and Rhett, despite all their other moral failings, are very fond of their mothers. Scarlett's is her Morality Chain. Rhett financially supports his mother after the war, even being respectful enough to maintain her reputations by making it appear publicly that the money is from another source. Scarlett is also apparently very fond of Mammy (who, like most women in her position, was a secondary mother) to the point where she's genuinely hurt at Mammy's cutting disapproval of her plans to marry Rhett.
Fourth Date Marriage: Scarlett's first two marriages are somewhat like this. Justified because such marriages were not uncommon at the time the story is set.
It's even stated in the book that Frank and Scarlett had a whirlwind courtship of two weeks.
Freak Out: Rhett has one of these in front of Melanie out of extreme guilt following Scarlett's miscarriage, due to both his recognition (if not in so many words) of the rape it resulted from and his cruelty to her.
All the "darkies" actually. As well as pretty much anyone who isn't from a finer family. Will Benteen and Belle Watling come to mind, and Gerald exhibits a stereotypical Irish accent as well (see Funny Foreigner below).
Funny Foreigner: Gerald O'Hara is a stereotypical Irishman to the nth degree.
Gossipy Hens: The housewives of Atlanta, especially as concerns Scarlett.
Greed: Scarlett becomes obsessed with acquiring more and more material wealth to make sure that both she and her family will "never go hungry again." Somewhat more sympathetic than most cases as she has obviously been deeply traumatized (even years later, she routinely has nightmares about hunger and poverty) and is trying to protect herself in the only way she knows, but it still drives her to do things that are incredibly morally dubious.
Grande Dame: Ellen can be considered a rare, genuine example, but Mrs. Merriwhether, Aunt Pittypat and the other matrons of Atlanta would like to be considered this.
Heroic BSOD: Scarlett undergoes a version of this following her miscarriage.
Rhett's a complete mess after the death of Bonnie. He won't even allow her to be buried until Melanie talks some sense into him.
Hollywood Atheist: Largely averted; Rhett is privately an atheist, but not particularly vocal or strident. He does tease Scarlett when she is melodramatically convinced she's going to hell but his criticism is more centered around her obvious hypocrisy.
Kick the Dog: Scarlett does this constantly in both mediums:
Manipulating two relatively innocent men into marrying her, one of whom is engaged to her sister.
Spending her second marriage running and ruining the life of her husband.
Emotionally neglecting of her children from her first two marriages.
Contracting prison labor for her sawmill and enabling an overseer she knows abuses the prisoners.
Heck, in the first chapter she is revealed to have stolen another girl's near-fiancé merely because it irritated her to see a man showing interest in anyone but her. A girl who's neither beautiful nor popular and is said to have no chance getting another man but him.
Let's not forget her brutally cruel treatment of Rhett after Bonnie's death—she outright calls him a murderer.
Justified in that she was also grieving after her daughter died, though perhaps not as much as Rhett.
Rhett gives as good as he gets:
He's often downright verbally abusive to Scarlett
Threatens her with physical violence on several occasions and ultimately carries it out the night he forces himself on her—this is after threatening to tear her "limb from limb" or "crush her skull".
Pulls a disappearing act afterwards and when he finally shows up, throws it in her face that he slept with another woman, completely oblivious to the fact that Scarlett wants to work things out with him.
He rebuffs Scarlett every time she genuinely tries to reach out to him. The most striking example is when she tells him she's pregnant again. Until then, she's been happy about it and hoping that they have a chance to reconcile. His reaction? To ask who the father is — knowing full well the child is the result of him raping her — and to tell her, "Cheer up, maybe you'll have a miscarriage."
The rape itself is ugly, too. Much of the dog kicking seems to come from their both misreading each other. The morning after the rape (in the book at least), both Scarlett and Rhett were ready to reconcile but both wrongly assumed the other was still angry and unconciliatory.
Jonas Wilkerson, when he's trying to convince Scarlett to sell Tara, sneers that her father has become an idiot.
Kick the Morality Pet: For all the dog-kicking that Scarlett does, she ends up making Melanie died in miscarriage and her lover, Rhett, driven away from her.
Kissing Cousins: Members of the Wilkes family marry their cousins whenever possible, one of the main reasons Scarlett initially loses out to Melanie.
In the book, Ellen O'Hara is also shown to have been in love with her cousin Phillipe.
Truth in Television - marriage between second and third cousins was not uncommon in the 19th century and before. (And very common in some circles - one need only consult a family tree of 19th-century European royalty.)
Kiss-Kiss-Slap: When Rhett rescues Scarlett out of the burning Atlanta, then abandons her to go fight in the Confederate Army, before leaving, he kisses her; she enjoys it, but then gets mad and slaps him.
Lady Drunk: The extreme stress she is put under after the war causes Scarlett to become a younger one of these, but she manages to keep it a secret from everyone except Rhett. (And he finds out only because he happened to call on her while she was still trying to get rid of the fumes on her breath from a guilt-induced bender after Frank Kennedy's death.)
Lady in Red: Scarlett fulfills this role at Ashley's party after a scandal in polite society - invoked by Rhett, who angrily insists that she look the part of The Vamp.
Ladykiller In Love: Rhett is one of these in regards to Scarlett, and Scarlett is a female version in regards to Ashley. It doesn't stop them from owning a brothel and marrying other men, respectively.
Loads and Loads of Characters: In the book especially, with Rhett, Scarlett, Ashley, Melanie, and Mammy as main characters, but then with lots of lots of smaller characters, like Gerald, Ellen, Pittypat, Suellen, Will, India, etc., etc.
The Lost Lenore: Philippe, Ellen O'Hara's cousin and first and only real love, who is killed in a bar fight. Ellen marries Gerald shortly afterwards even though she is 15 and he is 43 to escape her father who opposed her match with Philippe. When dying, her last words are Philippe's name.
Brent Tarleton to Careen O'Hara. Careen eventually joins a convent as a way to cope with her loss.
Love Dodecahedron: Even more so in the book than the movie. Scarlett marries Charles Hamilton as her first husband, who was Honey Wilkes' beau, whose sister is India, whose beau Stuart Scarlett also stole along with his twin brother Brent, who eventually became her younger sister Carreen's sweetheart, who Will falls in love with after the war but marries Scarlett's other sister Suellen instead after Scarlett marries her fiance Frank Kennedy....and on and on and on.
Love Epiphany: Scarlett finally has one when she realizes that she doesn't love Ashley, and has always loved Rhett. She also sort of has one with Melanie, but she realizes that Melanie is her best friend, and has always been there for Scarlett, defending her. Unfortunately, both of these come far too late.
Loving a Shadow: Ellen with her cousin Phillippe. Apparently, a sixteen year old whose crush has died will never love again. Scarlett too, in regards to Ashley. She even describes her idea in the book as "a pretty set of clothes" that she forced Ashley to wear. Also, Carreen with Brent Tarleton. She fell in love with him when she was 13 and never loves again after he's killed in the war, preferring to go into a convent. It must run in the family—Gerald is so devastated by Ellen's death that he goes mad to the point where he frequently forgets that she's gone.
India Wilkes, too. In the book, it is well known that Stuart Tarleton would have married her had he not been killed in the war, so she's essentially treated like a widow and is quite proud to act like one.
Mama Bear: Most of the time Scarlett shows less motherly affection than a caterpillar. But when the Yankees try to take Wade's sword she goes into full Mama Bear mode and manages to convince the soldiers not to take it. It's one of the few times she shows that she does love her son. Other moments include when Tara is set on fire and Wade appears to have died, she's devastated—and relieved when it turns out he's okay.
Man of Wealth and Taste: Rhett, while not a villain per se, is (along with Scarlett) one of the most morally ambiguous main characters and whenever possible extremely well-dressed. He's fashionable to the point where he's called about by Atlanta's female population for style tips and that when he is in prison, the jailers punish him by not letting him groom.
Massive Numbered Siblings: The Tarleton family has 4 sons and 4 daughters. The O'Haras would have been this, if their three sons hadn't died in infancy.
May-December Romance: When Rhett and Scarlett meet, she's sixteen and he's thirty-five, and her second husband Frank Kennedy (who was in fact courting Scarlett's younger sister for several years) was significantly older than Rhett. Rhett actually describes himself as a "husband of the right age" for Scarlett as compared to Frank and her first husband Charles (who was about Scarlett's age). This is mainly Values Dissonance, as at the time women generally married at a much younger age than men.
Gerald and Ellen also count, in the book, it said that Gerald is twenty-eight years older than Ellen.
Morality Pet: While she usually treats her fellows white people like trash, she treats black people far more decently, even to the point that Pork, her father's personal servant, told her when she gave him Gerald's watch as a present that if she would have treated white people like that, her life would have been much more pleasant.
Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Numerous assumptions and conventions are forever changed and destroyed over the course of the work (just look at the title!) but for Rhett and Scarlett's relationship, the major turning point is Bonnie's death.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Scarlett uses this, playing off the contemporary perception of women as pretty, helpless idiots, to her great advantage both in business and courtship.
Of Corset Hurts: Scarlett may not be especially bothered, but other female characters are mentioned as such.
Officer and a Gentleman: Ashley. Additionally, when Scarlett visits the Yankee garrison, she is surprised to find that, contrary to what she has been told about their vicious, cruel natures, several of the Yankee officers fit this.
Oh Crap: When Scarlett and Rhett are outside watching their daughter Bonnie riding the pony she just got and starting to realize that Bonnie's just like Scarlett's father. It is a cruel bit of Mood Whiplash, too, since this is the same scene in which the two are starting to patch things up between them.
Scarlett:(dreamily) Just like pa... (bolts up, alarmed) Just like pa!
Older Than They Look: In the book, Melanie is described as having a underdeveloped, childlike figure. Probably not intentionally Fetish Fuel, as Ashley is implied to prefer Scarlett's physical attributes.
Hmmm, maybe in the movie. In the book Rhett is described as "swarthy."
Papa Wolf: Rhett fills this trope, spoiling Bonnie rotten, he fires a nanny in the movie and a servant in the book for leaving Bonnie alone in the dark. He also has a revelation about his role in society after a discussion with Wade.
Politically Correct History: One common criticism of the film. It's gotten to the point where "Gone With The Wind" is synonymous with a view of American Civil War history that glorifies the Confederacy and downplays the importance of slavery.
Precision F-Strike: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." This proved a problem for the movie as the last word was forbidden by the Hays Code, but the code was modified specifically so that the word could stay. The studio paid about $5,000 in fines back when that meant something.
Pretty in Mink: Scarlett wears a few furs after she marries Rhett, to show her new wealth, such as an ermine-trimmed jacket and ermine muff.
Oddly enough, Charles Hamilton could be a male example.
Protectorate: Scarlett will do anything up to and including murder to protect Tara.
Additionally, after Scarlett saves her from the Siege of Atlanta, Melanie becomes determined to do everything in her power to protect Scarlett.
Pyrrhic Victory: Essentially Scarlett's fate at the end of the book, as she always wanted money, social status, Ashley, and Melanie out of the way. She gets it all and the ending leaves her as a more unhappy woman than she was ever before.
Single-Target Sexuality: Despite flirting with just about every man she meets for fun, and marrying a few for spite/profit, the only man Scarlett is really attracted to for the majority of the book/film is Ashley.
At the time it was written, only Melanie qualified, with Scarlett as a glaring, man-chasing, morally bereft subversion. However the trope now encompasses both characters, and Scarlett's liberation is viewed more positively.
Southern Gentleman: Ashley is the most prominent example, but seems a deconstruction of the trope. A lot of other male characters qualify.
Spoiled Brat: Scarlett is raised as one of these. When she is forced to fend for herself and take charge of her family after the war, she is rudely awakened.
Her daughter with Rhett, Bonnie, is a tragic example; she is spoiled to such a degree by Rhett (even Scarlett warns him about her lack of discipline) that she is utterly disobedient and he is unable to stop her from making a dangerous jump with her pony that ends with her falling and breaking her neck.
Suellen is thoroughly spoiled without any of Scarlett's redeeming toughness and intelligence.
Spoiled Sweet: Melanie and Carreen O'Hara. Both stay sweet when they lose their fortunes although in the novel Carreen retreats into a dreamworld to cope.
Stay in the Kitchen: Scarlett refuses to do this, running her own business, to the horror of her compatriots, with the exception of Rhett, and possibly Melanie.
Unreliable Narrator: If you ignore Scarlett's obstinate insistence throughout the book that she loves Ashley and that Rhett doesn't love her, you can actually see the evidence to the contrary very clearly.
Villain Protagonist: Scarlett, possibly. She's certainly morally dubious and if the story focused on any other character, she'd be extremely unsympathetic.
War Is Hell: As experienced by Scarlett, Melanie, Wade, Mammy and Gerald as civilians. Also experienced by Ashley and Rhett as soldiers.
Rhett, who actually experienced quite a creditable stint in the Army of Tennessee's artillery after he joined the army following the fall of Atlanta (he marched with Hood in the disastrous Franklin Campaign and was with Joe Johnston at his surrender), is extremely reluctant to talk about his wartime experiences and only speaks of them to Wade so that the boy won't get mocked anymore by schoolmates.
Wartime Wedding: The book has quite a lot of engagements and weddings going on before, during, and after the war. It averts all three above.
Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton are engaged during the very beginning of war. He ultimately survives the war, but refuses to be called a hero, depressed of the war horrors.
Angry and humiliated with this (she had confessed to Ashley after hearing of the engagement plans), Scarlett married young Charles Hamilton a little later. He dies an unheroic death from measles a few weeks later, leaving Scarlett pregnant.
Technically it's not even measles that killed him. It's pneumonia that developed from the measles.
Later on, Scarlett seduces her sister's fiancee Frank Kennedy for his money to be able to pay Tara's taxes. She gives birth to his daughter, and soon he's shot during a Ku Klux Klan raid.
Right after Frank's death, Scarlett meets Rhett, and due to his manly charms and her drunken state, she agrees to marry him.
What Is This Feeling?: Scarlett (in the novel) is described as undergoing various emotional sensations that are clearly indicative of her physical and later emotional attraction to Rhett, but fails to understand them, partially due to the way that women were emotionally repressed at the time, partially because Scarlett is perhaps the least introspective character ever.
When She Smiles: Scarlett herself acknowledges that Suellen looks pretty when her spirits are lifted by a visit from her beau Frank Kennedy.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Scarlett blackmailed Ashley into becoming her business partner by crying about it to Melanie.