THE O. Simpson trial is one reflection of how domestic violence haunts American society. Is "Gone With the Wind" another? The debate began a few years back in academic journals and the lecture hall between two feminist philosophers -- one of them Christina Hoff Sommers, who has since outraged many feminists with her book "Who Stole Feminism? How Women Betrayed Women," published last year. The argument in her book -- that feminism is dominated by those who seek to persuade the public that American women "are not the free creatures we think we are" -- is foreshadowed in the dispute over Margaret Mitchell's Civil War saga.
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GONE WITH THE WIND
She was just about to take the first step up the stairs when a large hand grabbed her right arm and violently pulled her back. He sounded amused and had a scornful smile on his face. I swooned when Rhett re-entered Scarlett's life after she was widowed. He ran after her and by the foot of the stairs he was side by side with her. Why hadn't she turned around and run back upstairs before Rhett heard her in the stairs half an hour earlier? Rhett occasionally grabs Scarlett and kisses her against her will and presumably likewise has sex with her in an unobserved scene.
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Skip to Content. Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Movie erroneously suggests that the genteel, slavery-centric, plantation-owning way of life that is "gone with the wind" is worth romanticizing. On the plus side, many characters demonstrate perseverance.
Not only did it have a top notch cast and many iconic scenes, its costume design, sets and cinematography were second to none. On top of these issues, there is another less talked about yet no less controversial problem that has dogged the film all these years—the infamous grand staircase scene. To them, the smoking gun is the scene that plays right after this one, in which Scarlett can be seen waking up and smiling. She smiles like the cat who just swallowed the canary.