Margaret Mitchell and Gone With The Wind.

Having been led by chance to re-read “To kill a mocking bird”, I am tempted to re-read Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the wind.”

There are some striking similarities about these books that seem rather odd. Both were written by Southern American women. Both were geographically located in Southern America. Both were made into remarkable and memorable movies. Both won the Pulitzer prize and many awards for the movie versions.

And, both authors did not write anything else.

Both have quotes that have become famous.

Atticus Finch’s “But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted – if I could hit ’em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Rhet Butler’s “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

I wonder if there are any more similarities between the two. Any additions will be most welcome.

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