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The movie is historical and romantic and it shows racist views of slavery through the portrayal of the black characters However it gives an outstanding view of the South It is not only a good love flick but is also a great Civil War saga The movie follows the life of a Southern woman Scarlett OHara who experiences wealth poverty the Civil War and the reconstruction of the South She must use courage to bare the war Although it may seem like the Yankees were the good guys and the Confederates were the bad guys the movie portrays the Yankees as horrible people who spoil the gentility of the Confederates Gone with the Wind considers the dramatic changes that take place in the American South between the period of 1861 and 1873 This change is reflected in the character Scarlett who changes from a spoiled strong-willed flirt into a mature giving and equally strong-willed woman The movie displays scenes of hundreds of broken bodies lying bleeding and dying which is realistic because that is how the battlefield really looked Throughout the movie there were some scenes that displayed historical accuracy and there were some scenes that were fiction The movie shows the dramatic changes of the South through a girl named Scarlett Scarlett was not a person who really experienced the Civil War but her reactions and actions to the event are accurate For example women in the 1860s were not encouraged to display any interest in governmental events Scarlett shows no interest or knowledge in the war except battles her husband experience Something I thought was fiction was the barbecue during the war However various parties and dances took place in 1861 I found out that the rush of weddings that took place after the firing of Fort Sumner was true In addition more men died from diseases like dysentery diarrhea typhoid and malaria than they did from battle This was true in
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