Marriage with Rhett can be a considerable measure of fun. Rhett introduces Scarlett to very powerful individuals, yet they have faulty pasts. He gets her expensive and beautiful garments and treats her to extravagant meals. Rhett resembles a loving father spoiling a child with all manner of gifts. For her part, Scarlett never completely comprehends Rhett. At times, he is humble and loving toward her; yet, when he detects she is thinking of Ashley, he ends up irate and storms out. However, when he hears that she is experiencing the terrible dreams she always has, he goes by her side.
Scarlett purchases beautiful presents for everybody with the exception of Mammy; she is very unhappy with Mammy’s comments. Rhett is not, by any stretch of the imagination, upset about it, and he organizes to have a red petticoat made for Mammy since she always wanted one. Rhett reveals to Scarlett they will get a house when they come back to Atlanta, and Scarlett identifies an unnecessarily expensive house intended to flaunt their riches. Rhett cautions her that they will not be well known in Atlanta, however he consents to give her a chance to spend money on the house, her garments, the kids, and even Tara. Unsurprisingly, he demands that none of his cash will go to helping Ashley Wilkes.
At the time when Scarlett and Rhett come back to Atlanta, the “Old Guard” — the Confederate families living in Atlanta — must choose whether to recognize or to ignore them. A majority of the ladies do not think it is necessary, yet Melanie demands it. She helps everybody to remember the great things Scarlett has done for the benefit of Ashley and for her, and she says any individual who will not visit Scarlett should stop thinking of visiting her too. A significant number of the men figure out that they should make a visit to Scarlett and Rhett on the grounds that he helped save their lives. The ladies visit Scarlett and Rhett once, yet they do not seek an association with them.
Scarlett does not care at first; she is busy making friends with the “new” people in Atlanta, including the state’s new and loathed Republican governor. Rhett calls her attention to the fact that her new companions are bringing down their class and cautions she will be in trouble when the Democrats recapture the seat; however, she overlooks him. Scarlett and Rhett are arguing a lot more now. He says inconsiderate things and makes her distraught; and when she endeavors to argue back, he rejects her. Rhett can be inconsiderate to her companions as well; for instance, he openly rebukes them for the unscrupulous and corrupt ways they made their money.
At the point when Scarlett rebukes her for declining to meet the scallawag representative, Melanie inquires as to whether she has overlooked what the Yankees did to them: “I won't forget. I won’t let my Beau forget and I’ll teach my grandchildren to hate these people — and my grandchildren’s grandchildren, if God lets me live that long!”