Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
Contributed by Joslyn Justiniano
Margaret Mitchell
Year Published
Historical Fiction
Perspective and Narrator
The book is told by a third person, who is an omniscient narrator.
About the Title
Gone with the Wind, the novel’s title refers to the collapse of the way of life in the American South after the Civil War. The novel is set in a period before, during, and after the American Civil War, and describes the changes that happened to men and women, and the destruction of the institution of slavery. It borrows heavily from Ernest Dowson’s poem, titled, “Non-Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub-Regno Cynarae,” and is centered on the loss of love. Gone with the Wind superbly fusions the destruction of the life of the American South with the protagonist’s, or Scarlett O’Hara’s, loss of her love, Rhett Butler.
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