Study Guide

Gone With the Wind Characters

Katie Scarlett (O'Hara) Hamilton Kennedy Butler

Okay, so at the risk of sounding mean, we'd like to start with a, well, kind of mean-sounding...

Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler is a giant coward.Now, some of you are probably saying, "Shmoop! You did not read...

Melanie (Hamilton) Wilkes

Melanie is the moral center of Gone With the Wind. She is filled with love and loyalty and...

Ashley Wilkes

Scarlett is the main character in Gone With the Wind, and its natural to see parallels between...

Mammy

There's not a lot to Mammy. She loves Scarlett and Ellen and the O'Hara clan and… yeah,...

Gerald O'Hara

Gerald O'Hara is an Irish immigrant who makes his fortune in America through skill, luck,...

Belle Watling

Belle Watling, the Atlanta town bad woman (a.k.a. prostitute), is treated in many ways as...

Minor Characters

Gone With the Wind is a sweeping historical novel, and to be sweeping you need to throw in lots...