Scarlett has been made strong by the troubles she has confronted, and will remain determined to live with a feeling that all is well with the world. She heartlessly takes her sister’s partner, a man she can scarcely tolerate, to get money for Tara. In a way, this appears to be more brutal than shooting the Yankee, who was an adversary and a potential physical threat; Scarlett shot him in self-preservation. Be that as it may, she would clearly admit that she got married to Frank for the same reason, or Tara-protection, as well. To her, it is doing that which must
Scarlett's marriage to Frank further demonstrates the societal desires of people, especially when they seek relationships. Scarlett has never acted like a “proper woman”, and she has had different discussions — frequently with Mammy — about her slips in feminine conduct. Mammy, together with Ellen, may have given up on showing Scarlett anything. However, her snatching of Frank shows how she adapted a portion of their behaviors too well. In Chapter 5, Scarlett and Mammy talk about what men need in a spouse. Scarlett whines of needing “to fool men who have not got one-half the sense I’ve got” and she asks Mammy what happens when a man gets a lady and afterward finds she has sense. Mammy reacts, “too late den. Dey’s already married”. Sufficiently sure, Scarlett puts on a show as if she is dumbfounded and foolish-like until the point when she gets Frank, which only then she reveals her true capabilities. Her business aptitudes are commendable, yet she is challenging the status quo, which for the most part does not go down well — yet she does not care since her methods are delivering results for her.
At the wedding, Scarlett feels like an outcast. A considerable lot of her old Atlanta companions have held prewar graces and appear not to be facing the kinds of challenges that she is facing. She is not at ease for Scarlett feels that she could have been at their levels, had it not been for the Yankees and the war. She is fine with Rhett, who — despite his economic and social standing — could accept her with all those weaknesses.
Rhett comprehends Scarlett rather well. When he is free from prison, he searches for her to ensure that Tara had not been lost to her debtors. Rhett realizes what Tara means to her. He has no fantasies about her; he appreciates a significant number of her characteristics that others do not. There is “harshness” in his tone when he reprimands Ashley. Rhett appears to be furious for the wellbeing of Scarlett, inferring that Ashley let her down.
One of the more unforeseen issues of this scene is Rhett’s attitude toward Ashley. He scoffs at Ashley and at Scarlett’s affections for him, which amazes nobody. However, he feels that Ashley is treading on a wrong path, and in an unmanly way, by depending on Scarlett. Rhett appears as if he wants to take care of Scarlett in standards which Ashley never does.