Study Guide

Gone With the Wind Chapter 46

By Margaret Mitchell

Chapter 46

  • Rhett's stratagem works and the men all escape justice for being racist terrorist vigilantes. Yay.
  • The men are ridiculed by the Yankees for having visited Belle Watling's though.
  • Belle Watling goes to Melanie's house; Melanie had wanted to visit her, but Belle says that's not fitting.
  • Melanie thanks Belle, which supposedly shows how generous and good Melanie is.
  • Belle blames Scarlett for prancing around town; she's as conventional in her morality as anyone in the city.