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제목 Marriage in Gone with the Wind: The Struggle for Social Agency
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Chung, Ewha. Marriage in Gone with the Wind: The Struggle for Social Agency. Studies in English Language & Literature 45.4 (2019): 109-132. This paper addresses Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind (1936), with a focus on how the heroine, Scarlett OHara, redefines agency for women within her three marriages that overlap with the Civil War and Reconstruction era of the South in American history. The heroine, I argue, begins as a victim within the paradigm between subject and conduit that Gayle Rubin illuminates in her essay, Traffic in Women, but reverses her passive role within the kinship system of marriage that initially restricts her social agency and independence. Scarlett uses femininity but does not follow conventional gender roles. In the novels ending, she returns to Tara not in defeat but with a will to survive and a refusal to sacrifice her life in the postbellum society of the South. Within the radically changing society depicted in the novel, my paper analyzes Scarletts goals and what choices she is forced to make in each marriage in order to pursue what she values and desires most. (Sungshin Womens University)

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