Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm Currently Reading...Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Part Two)

Part Two: This update is way overdo lol.  Sorry it took so long!  And yes, I am using images from the movie version of the book because it has no illustrations.  Hope that's okay with everybody. ;)
 
  Part Two describes the realization Scarlett begins to have that she is no longer a damsel training to "catch" a husband.  No; she is a widow with a son.  Scarlett resents this fact, taking it out on Melanie and even her baby Wade.  She also behaves in ways that embarrass her family.  She sees the harsh reality of war and the terrible consequences it has on the families around her.  But Scarlett, being the self-centered belle she is, can only see her own petty problems.  Romance begins to bud between Rhett and her as well, and the forbidden romance between her and Ashley continues.

  I liked reading this part, but when I got about halfway through with it I remembered that I hadn't liked it as much as the first part (and still didn't).  I feel a little bit like Scarlett in the fact that reading about the ultra-Southern "party" times is more interesting than the war.  Also, as other school projects and responsibilities have doubled for me, I've had less time to read.  But I'm already on Part Three, which has presented plots I'd forgotten about.  Onward! :)

Picture from Google Images.

13 comments:

Tami Marie said...

I have always been intrigued by this book and yet, I have never read it. I am gonna have to get myself a copy and head to the beach one day. Must put it on my bucket list. :)

noire said...

Hey Lydia! You left a lovely comment on my blog so here I am checking out yours ^^ Like your layout a lot!!! Will definitely read some of your other posts xx

Brook said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I have heard of Gone With the Wind but have never read it yet. I might have to if I ever find time lol

Chai Chen said...

Awww intriguing! Good for you to still have time to read. :)


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Kera said...

Also always wanted to read this! Classics :)

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Oanh Le said...

I've always wanted to read it, but never got around to it. I saw the movie though! lol guilty....

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livlovelaugh said...

omg i loooooooved the movie and the book. I thought Scarlett was perfectly cast for the movie, and my ideal man crush was Rhett for a while ...

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bacaanbzee said...

I've come to a conclusion that Scarlett's selfishness wasn't all her fault. It's because the society and family, though it didn't make me love her, anyway.
Enjoy your read!

Lydia said...

@Tami: Ahhh that sounds like so much fun. :) You should do it!

@Noire: Thank you, and thanks for following!

@Brook: It's a long read, but it's totally worth it. :)

@Chai: Thanks, dear! ♥

@Kera: I love the classics! Thanks for following!

@Oanh: Hehe you bad thing. You do need to try and read it, but I loved the movie too. :)

@livelovelaugh: Rhett is so cool! I always liked him better than Ashley lol.

@toxycat: Thank you! :D

@bacaanbzee: I agree. I also feel like some of her harshness was needed because of her family - after all, who else was going to take care of the things at Tara? Thank you!

Fanda said...

I didn't quite like it either, and it's because Scarlett is too selfish and immoral to be the main character here. Keep on reading, because Part 3 & 4 are far more interesting than the previous ones... :)

Lydia said...

That's true. And okay, I can't wait! :D

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