“Conceited, spoiled, and arrogant- all of those things, of course, are true to the character. But she had courage and determination, and that, I think, is why women must secretly admire her.” -Vivien Leigh
“It is a magnificent example of the convention of the lady in nineteenth century culture. Scarlett O’hara is constrained by this role of the lady she must be, as the daughter of the affluent white plantation family, and she doesn’t want to fit into it. So she feels to us feminist in her defiance of the code which even her Mammy has to teach her.“ -Camille Paglia
She did not want to be fair, although she knew what he said was true. He never once crossed the borders of friendliness with her and, when she thought of this, fresh anger rose, the anger of hurt pride and feminine vanity. She had run after him and he would have none of her.