Study Guide

Gone With the Wind Part 5 / Chapter 48

By Margaret Mitchell

Part 5 / Chapter 48

  • Rhett and Scarlett go to New Orleans where they hang out with lowly bohemian sorts.
  • Scarlett and Rhett seem happy, but he is restrained and she doesn't understand him.
  • He's in love with her and she's too oblivious to pick up on it; in her defense, however, he hasn't told her.
  • So instead he spoils her, and says he'll give her a house of her own, and lets her build a gaudy monstrosity.
  • He won't give her money for the stores or the mills, though, because he's still jealous of Ashley.