Study Guide

Gone With the Wind Chapter 43

By Margaret Mitchell

Chapter 43

  • Rhett shows up, and you know what that means: Banter time.
  • He tweaks Scarlett about convict labor.
  • We learn a little about Rhett's family; he's upset because they're destitute and his father won't let him give them money because of Rhett's rascally ways.
  • Rhett's cranky that Ashley is working at the mill.
  • Scarlett says he must be jealous, but he assures her this isn't the case. But he is jealous. Duh.
  • More talk about lost worlds and Ashley's sadness.
  • Rhett tells Scarlett to tell Frank to stay home at night. This reeks of foreshadowing, doesn't it?