Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
Contributed by Joslyn Justiniano
Chapter 35-36

Chapter 35

Scarlett endeavors to arrive home in the drizzling rain. Frank Kennedy sees her and offers her a ride. As he creates a discussion, she learns he runs a store around the local area and has enough money to help Tara. Scarlett knows he will never loan it to her; so she decides to take him away from Suellen by seducing him, and eventually marry him. She does this by deceiving him, saying that Suellen has found another person for a husband. At the point when Frank brings Scarlett home, Mammy acknowledges what Scarlett is doing, however she has no second thoughts about it. She comprehends how Scarlett is attempting to find a way of helping Tara, and she will do what she can to help.

Kennedy escorts Scarlett and Aunt Pittypat to a wedding that night. Scarlett sees all her old Atlanta companions and is struck by how extraordinary they appear. She feels as if she is living in another world, far from their reality. Scarlett does not understand how these people can go on living expensive lives when it is apparent how the economic times have changed and life is extremely difficult. Scarlett expels such thoughts and focuses on Kennedy, who she is almost winning for herself.

Chapter 36

Scarlett and Frank are married two weeks after their encounter. She gets the money she has always wanted to save Tara, but gets a scary letter from Suellen because of her actions. Everybody is amused that Frank and Scarlett eventually managed to get married. It is not long before Frank acknowledges that Scarlett misled him about Suellen; he also takes note that she is more brilliant about business than he is, despite the fact that she pretended to be clueless. At the point when Frank becomes sick, Scarlett seizes the opportunity to visit his store.

Rhett comes and finds her at the store. He knows precisely why she tried hard to get married to him, yet he needs to make sure that she has the cash she needs for Tara — he, however, does whatever it takes not to let it be known. Scarlett persuades him to loan her some money to purchase a sawmill. Rhett makes some basic comments about Ashley, blaming him for relying upon Scarlett for things he ought to do himself. But despite everything, he loans her the money to buy the sawmill.

Meanwhile, Frank is appalled at the talent of Scarlett in managing a business; a large number of their companions quit partnering with them. Scarlett does not care at all; she is excessively engrossed in her desire to get Tara back on its feet and she feels she has no time for people who may want to distract her. Besides, the people at Tara rely on her to put food on the table. Frank starts to acknowledge Scarlett is not who he thought she was; and now it seems to him that she can be a decent spouse, as long as she gets her way.


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.

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