Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A friend sent it to her. A wounded soldier she was nursing in the hospital died and she sent his mother, who lived in Charleston, a lock of his hair. The mother was touched and she and Melanie built up an aquaintance and when she learned Melanie had a husband in the war, the boy's mother sent her the fabric for a jacket.
A new jacket. The jacket was actually a little short because she ran out of fabric, but Ashley of course liked it nonetheless.
To help raise money for The Cause. The girls who were originally going to run the booth got sick and Melanie agreed to do it because the booth was small and ugly and would be at the back of the room where few people would even notice them.
She wants to make Ashley jealous. She sees Ashley kiss Melanie as he goes off to enlist and agrees to marry Charles. He dies during the first few months of the war from pneumonia and Scarlett becomes a widow and a mother at age 17.
16. Scarlett graduated from the Fayetteville Acadamy for Girls and had not willingly opened a book since.
He won it in a poker game. Gerald came to America from Ireland with no money and a gambling habit.
Because the groom had forgotton to brush down Gerald's horse after a ride. Gerald was generally "nice" to his slaves and his valet, Pork, was his best friend.
3. All three boys died in infancy and all three had been named Gerald O'Hara, Junior.
Her heart had been broken and she no longer cared. Scarlett's mother, Ellen Robillard, was in love with her cousin Phillipe but received news that he had been killed in a barroom brawl. Her heart was broken and the fifteen year old announced that she would marry the short boisterous Irishman, Gerald O'Hara, some thirty-odd years her senior. Only Mammy ever knew the truth about Phillipe.
28. Scarlett believes she is old, and at the time 28 was considered middle aged!
Taffeta. He has a red taffeta petticoat made for her.
Mrs. Meade. Mr. Meade is very shocked and offers to get his wife a sedative.
Bronze and green-black. The feathers become part of her bonnet.
Grandma Fontaine. Grandma Fontaine witnessed her entire family being scalped by Indians, so she knows the pain of what Scarlett is going through.
Drogheda. The Siege of Drogheda was in the sixteen hundreds, though Scarlett thought it was earlier.
Rock Island. Rock Island is decribed as a prison with terrible conditions. Ashley has the chance to leave, but turns it down because he is a gentleman.
The war will be over by then. Phil wants to be a drummer boy in the army and is prepared to lie about his age so he can join before the war is over.
They were both christened in the same year. Gerald always told Scarlett that Atlanta and she were the same age, but he was streching the truth. He based this on the fact that she and Atlanta were both christened in the same year.
Katie. Scarlett's full name is, in fact, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, though she is better known as Scarlett.