07-31-2011 10:45 PM
Quite honestly, I don't know if I can pick a favorite character! Maybe the thread should be called "Least Favorite Characters" instead? I guess if I had to pick, Rhett Butler would be my favorite. He doesn't care what people think of him and likes to piss people off, which is pretty amusing. He is often a pretty big jerk though, and racist as are many of the characters. The racism makes it pretty hard for me to like any of the characters, actually. Oh well.
08-09-2011 10:01 PM
It is off putting to realize this behavior was once the norm.
My favorite character, at this point, is Ellen O'Hara.
08-16-2011 03:13 AM
My votes go out to Rhett and Mammy! Melanie is a sweetheart, but I think she's just a little too....wholesome (?)....to be my favorite. Rhett doesn't care what anyone thinks, and as much of an a** as he might be, he's still devilishly charming. And Mammy is so no-nonsense I can't help but like her. Can't say I'd really want to be on Mammy's bad side, though.
09-24-2011 02:11 PM
I think my favorite characters were Rhett and Melanie. The first part of the novel they seemed so one dimensional to me- Rhett was a bit of a rake and Melanie was too much of a goodie goodie...kinda irritating actually!
But as the novel progressed you learned that there was so much depth to them, yes Rhett was a bit of a rake but he also loved very deeply and devotedly in his own way. Melanie was a bit of a shock in some bits of the book! How she acted with the soldier that breaks into the house and when Ashley and the men get into a bit of trouble...she was quite cunning and a quick thinker.
On the flip side of this though, the one character I could not stand was Ashley! Scarlett didn't really bother me that much, yes she was a brat, but she did what she felt she had to do to survive....I wouldn't do the things she did but I can understand that. But Ashley was quite irritating to me!