Gone With the Wind Imagery

Gone With the Wind Imagery

Rhett as a pirate

"He was dark of face, swarthy as a pirate, and his eyes were as bold and black as any pirate’s appraising a galleon to be scuttled or a maiden to be ravished. There was a cool recklessness in his face and a cynical humor in his mouth as he smiled at her, and Scarlett caught her breath."

When Rhett appears in the novel, the author describes him like a pirate with a dark and black skin. But Rhett is a white man, so this description adds some wild or even severe characteristics to his personality.

The song of the war

The author describes the shot’s sound of weapons, crying, moan and screaming of soldiers and usual people. It is a war’s song appealing to reader’s hearing and provokes those terrifying images.

The strange dialect

"Miss Melly, den Ah know he los’ his mine. He drunk an’ he need sleep an’ sumpin’ ter eat but datain’ all. He plumbs crazy. He jes’ push me outer de do’ an’ say: ‘Git de hell outer hyah!"

We can hear the Mammy’s strange dialect in the novel. The dialect shows the reader that the character has bad articulate and knowledge of his native language.

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