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Saturday, October 25

Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler
Gone with the wind can be identified as one of the immortal pieces of literary works in this world. Margaret Mitchell's famous work has chronicled the love and hate relationship between two of the most famous characters in the novel, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. There is hardly any more mesmeric fictitious heroine like Scarlett and the highs and lows of her relationship with Rhett, a man of somewhat doubtful antecedents has held the interest of many successive generations.

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler had a tempestuous relationship.Their violent love life was interspersed with certain tenderness, but the period of relative calm always ended in tragedy. Scarlett and Rhett had only few common things in their nature.

And unfortunately, the common ground was based on negativity, relationships cannot survive on negativity. Both were cold blooded, opportunistic, selfish and arrogant. Scarlett had uncontrolled passion, but again regrettably, she bestowed her passion on the wrong person. Rhett was too cynical, too much a man of the world to care much about love. He equated lust with love, they were sides of the same coin for him. Scarlett's passion about Ashley Wilkes, ended in realizing that she had only infatuation for him and not love! Rhett, with his antisocial public image was the only man in Scarlett's life who gave back as good as he got from her. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler were too alike in their approach to life, it was something they were perpetually disgusted about each other. But they also loved each other, accepting the way they were.

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler was not meant to be together for ever. Their own nature was against them, love needs to connect at the emotional plane too, only physical passion cannot prepare the ground for an everlasting rewarding relationship. Scarlett and Rhett needed more common grounds on the emotional level.


Yanae said...
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Yanae said...

"Like must marry like or there'll be no happiness." Scarlett and Rhett are exactly alike with a few difference just as Ashley and Mealine are. What destroyed their relationship was Scarlett not realizing her love for Rhett soon enough. The common ground the share is being rascals and survivors. Just because it's not "pure" like Ashley's and Mealine's common ground doesn't make it any less effective. If Scarlett had realized she loved Rhett more than she loved money (and arguably Tara) they could have been happy together. Rhett enjoys spoiling and protecting Scarlett, Scarlett loves being spoiled and protected. Yes, it's selfish, but that's who they are; selfish.