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Jill_Marie
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GWTW: Discussion Questions

Of course all of the characters in GWTW are racist, but what about the author? Is the book itself a racist work?

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Re: GWTW: Discussion Questions


Jill_Marie wrote:

Of course all of the characters in GWTW are racist, but what about the author? Is the book itself a racist work?


I don't think the author is racist.  The book is reflecting the times, the period in which it is set.  In fact, I think that the slaves mentioned are well treated.  I know that the author mentioned how at least one of the big plantation owner's bark was worse than his bite.  Also, Mammy said she chose to stay with Scarlett, even though she knew she was free.

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