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Gone with the Wind | Study Guide

Margaret Mitchell

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Margaret Mitchell

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Historical Fiction, Romance

Perspective and Narrator

Gone with the Wind is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.


Gone with the Wind is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The novel's title Gone with the Wind refers to the death of the pre-Civil War way of life in the American South. Set during and after the Civil War, the novel illustrates the destruction of Southern men, women, and the institution of slavery. The title also alludes to a poem by Ernest Dowson entitled "Non sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae," which is about the loss of love. In this way the title binds the loss of the Old South with the main character Scarlett O'Hara's loss of her love Rhett Butler.


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