I never liked Rhett, too reptilian for me. Scarlett irritated me but I can appreciate the crafting of the character in the book. Melanie in the book is the more typical Southern Belle in my view, appears soft and yielding until she's pushed on and loyally loving to a fault.
It's been *mumble* years since I read the book--I read it the summer before my freshman year in high school. I remember liking the characters a bit more in the book, but I don't remember specifics. So I'm generally going off the movie in my assessments. I have never watched the movie where I wasn't wondering what in the world Scarlett saw in Ashley, other than the fact that she couldn't have him. And I wanted Melanie to at least appear as though she had a brain in her head. For the first half of the movie, she just seemed bland and simple-minded.
Rhett's too suave for me, but compared to Ashley, he was a prize.
Well, there was poor Charles Hamilton and Frank Kennedy lost in the midst of all the drama.
Yeah, that's why I really hated Scarlett. I couldn't stand the fact that she used them like that. And that she actually stole whichever one of them away from her own sister. People like that make me spit nails.
Yes, poor Frank. He just wanted a happy home and what were the chances of that with Scarlett. No wonder Scarlett was so bitchy, she didn't have a very good pool of men to pick from. Ashley would probably be the most interesting to me but good grief....