Think About It Thursday is a brand new meme hosted by Rachel at 1001 Books. Every Thursday she will post a bookish related question, something you'll have to 'think about' a little. If you would like to participate, then either write a blog post with your answer and then be sure to share your post link on Rachel's post so that we can check out your answers.
Or, if you do not have a blog or wish to create a post, then please just answer the question in the comments for Rachel's current Think About It Thursday post.
This weeks question:
Is there a character that reminds you of yourself or someone else. Why?
Well, for me, this was a no brain-er...can you say...Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With The Wind!
In high school I read the ORIGINAL novel by Margaret Mitchell,
published in 1936.
Gone With the Wind is a sweeping, romantic story about the American Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy. In particular it is the story of Scarlett O'Hara, a headstrong Southern belle who survives the hardships of the war and after-wards manages to establish a successful business by capitalizing on the struggle to rebuild the South. Throughout the book she is motivated by her unfulfilled love for Ashley Wilkes, an honorable man who is happily married. After a series of marriages and failed relationships with other men, notably the dashing Rhett Butler, she has a change of heart and determines to win Rhett back.
I loved (and LOVE ;) everything about this book!
Especially Katie Scarlett O'Hara Kennedy Butler...because she is a smart, beautiful woman who has a fierce determination to go after what she wants in life.
She is feminine and passionate and loves life and NO ONE can tell her that she can not do or have what she wants. She never dwells on the past or mourns over WHAT WAS. When she makes a mistake, she gets over it and moves on, always remembering her dreams! AND...she never forgets her Southern roots and her Irish pride...for that is where she came from and where she ultimately draws her strength.
ALL of these qualities in Scarlett remind me of myself and ANYONE who knows me can attest to this...lol ONE of my favorite lines is Scarlett's last when she says..."I can't worry about that today, I'll worry about it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day!"
This line reminds me of one of my favorite sayings that I say when things are stressful, "Don't worry, this too shall pass". Or of another, "Things happen for a reason and someday we will find out why, in the meantime, let it go."
Over the years I've collected the book, the VHS movie, the DVD movie, the Vivien Leigh paper-dolls and several commemorative plates. My favorite cities in the South are Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. I love the South and all of it's grace and charm ;)
This exercise, again, was fun and very insightful and I'm glad that participated in Think About It Thursday...try it, you'll like it ;) AND if you have a suggestions for future questions that you would like Rachel to use then be sure to leave her a comment or shoot her an email.
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