Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: Gone With The Wind
Known For: Drama, Tenacity
Oh, Scarlett. I love complicated characters, especially women. Often Hollywood/media/people? are quick to categorize female characters into either likeable or unlikeable, but what if they're both? Scarlett O'hara begins as entitled and jealous, lusting after Ashley Wilkes (who I personally always thought was rather lame), and weasles her way into his life despite his intentions toward sweet 'ole Melaine. And even when Ashley weds Melanie, Scarlett keeps trying for him. Oh, what a wicked Scarlett! we are expected to think. Only we keep following Scarlett through one tragedy after another, through the war, through her going hungry and working her land to save her home, and starting again. Her weasling ways save her, turning her into the real hero of the story. A woman who will fight for her name and her land. She's only sweet when she wants to be, and demure when it suits her. And that's what makes her so memorable.
Have you seen or read Gone With The Wind? Who is your favorite character?
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