A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
Scarlett O'Hara is an absolutely selfish and vain person, but she is also determined and willing to survive. She is the American woman, in every form of meaning. She is passionate and self-willed; at times I wanted to slap her silly and other times I wanted to applaud her actions which I felt incapable of myself. And who could forget these famous lines: "Hunger gnaed at her empty stomach again and she said aloud: 'As God is my witness, as God is my witness, the Yankees aren't going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over, I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill- as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry again'" (Mitchell 428). Scarlett's passion for survival saved her and her family. She may be extremely selfish and bullheaded, but she was going to survive. And we all must applaud her determination to live.