Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Power school check!

After announcements, of course.....

Can you solve this riddle?

I'm GREEN with envy!!

Gone With the Wind   1937

 Adapted from the book by Margaret Mitchell.

This story follows the love story between Scarlett O'Hara, the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, and Rhett Butler, the son of another rich southern family. 

 Scarlett O'Hara 
(Vivian Leigh)                     Rhett Butler (Clark                                                                       Gable).

Setting: In the state of Georgia during the Civil War 1861 - 64 
Theme:  The South's struggle to free itself from the Union (North) and to keep slavery.

It shows us why Southerners would go to war with the North = >   in order to protect a way of life that accepted slavery.

Way of life =
Wealthy plantation owners
slaves (servants, field workers, and nannies who worked for free).

These stereotypes are the characters in Gone With The Wind.

Gone With the Wind was famous for:

- Showing the obvious stereotypes of social inequality in the South
- More colors than ever before
- Longest film (4 hours )
- Most expensive film (4 million dollars!)
- First Black actress to win an Academy Award (Hattie McDaniel - "Mammy" character)

Scarlet = daughter of a rich plantation owner

Getting ready for the party = meeting of many rich Southern families

Scarlet sees Rhett for the first time - finds out about his "reputation"

Scarlet loves Ashley.... However....

The Conflict !!! 

The Civil War           25 /26

The most famous scene!     How is this a surprise twist?

The Making of Gone With the Wind critique

Vivian Leigh and Hattie McDaniel accepting their Oscars!


Planner reminder:   Type up your final draft of Life Lesson essay (then you have a free weekend!)

Plan for today:
1. Finish rough draft of life lesson essay (only a few people need to do this...)
2. Timelines 
       No "stop socializing, please" warnings today - You will be moved. This is your warning!

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