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Gone with the wind

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JessM Wed 30-Jul-14 07:04:17

Most of us are familiar with the end of this blockbuster of a novel/film. Scarlett goes home to Tara determined that she will eventually win back Rhett and saying to herself "Tomorrow is another day."
An alternative-ending script has been discovered.

Any other suggestions? How would you end it?

sparkygran Wed 30-Jul-14 18:34:35

Oh JessM let`s just leave it as it is my DD read the so-called sequel and told me -don`t do it Mum it will spoil the book for ever.

In my imagination I like to think that Scarlett may get him back but on the other hand she is very good at pinching other people`s fiances so who knows just maybe she "lived to fight another day" she certainly didn`t want Ashley when he became available

Ana Wed 30-Jul-14 18:38:57

I agree, sparkygran. I don't want an alternative ending!

Lona Wed 30-Jul-14 18:59:40

No, neither do I! It was a perfect ending, even though I cried blush

Deedaa Wed 30-Jul-14 21:33:44

I think she probably had lost him for good, but she would never have admitted it, but would have clung to the idea that tomorrow is another day.

JessM Thu 31-Jul-14 18:41:28

Come on guys. Exercise your creativity. (apologies to MM for those words which are hers)
He drew a short breath and said lightly but softly:
“My dear, I don’t give a damn.”
As he turned from her she shuddered, drew a breath and gathered herself.
She had never understood either of the men she had loved and so she had lost them both. Now, she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him. She wondered forlornly if she had ever really understood men and their unaccountable ways. She wondered if any woman truly had.
She had been through so much and now it was clear – it was time to put love and the ways of men behind her. She had made too many mistakes and damaged too many lives.
“I’ll — why, I’ll go home to Tara tomorrow,” and her spirits lifted faintly. With the spirit of her people who would not know defeat, even when it stared them in the face, she raised her chin. I’ll go home to Tara – her first and truest love.
“It is time to mourn my dead and learn from my mistakes” she murmured. And then I will rise again. I will make a success of Tara in this new world of freed slaves. Us women need to find a kind of freedom too. And tomorrow is another day.

Nonu Thu 31-Jul-14 19:34:56

Yeah Right !


sparkygran Thu 31-Jul-14 19:44:57

Phew JessM I feel ashamed of myself of course Scarlett would rise again. I wanted to call my daughter Tara but it didn`t happen

JessM Fri 01-Aug-14 06:20:23

Think I might read it again. Keep me going for a week or two.

Anniebach Fri 01-Aug-14 09:20:26

Scarlet would have had her next move planned before Rhett reached the end of the road