Chapter 1 Scarlett's Jealousy
(Tara is the beautiful homeland of Scarlett, who is now talking with the twins, Brent and Stew, at the door step.)
BRENT: What do we care if we were expelled from college,
Scarlett The war is going to start anyday now so we would have left college anyhow.
STEW: Oh, isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those poor Yankees
actually want a war?
BRENT: We'll show 'em.
SCARLETT: Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk is
spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could
scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war.
BRENT: Not going to be any war?
STEW: Ah, buddy, of course there's going to be a war.
SCARLETT: If either of you boys says
"war" just once again, I'll go in the house and slam the door.
BRENT: But Scarlett honey..
STEW: Don't you want us to have a war?
BRENT: Wait a minute, Scarlett...
STEW: We'll talk about this...
BRENT: No please, we'll do anything you say...
SCARLETT: Well-but remember I warned you. BRENT: I've got an idea. We'll talk
about the barbecue the Wilkes are giving over at Twelve Oaks tomorrow.
STEW: That's a good idea. You're eating barbecue with us, aren't you, Scarlett?
SCARLETT: Well, I hadn't thought about that yet, I'll...I'll think about
STEW: And we want all your waltzes, there's first Brent, then me,
then Brent, then me again, then Saul. Promise?
SCARLETTT:I'just love to.
SCARLETT: If only ..if only I didn't have every one of them taken
BRENT: Honey, you can't do that to us.
STEW: How about if we tell you a secret?
SCARLETT: Secret? Who by?
BRENT: Well, you know Miss Melanie Hamilton, from Atlanta?
STEW: Ashley Wilkes' cousin? Well she's visiting the Wilkes at
SCARLETT: Melanie Hamilton, that goody-goody. Who wants no
secret about her. BRENT: Well, anyway we heard...
STEW:That is, they say..
BRENT: Ashley Wilkes is going to marry her.
STEW: You know the Wilkes always marry their cousins.
BRENT: Now do we get those waltzes?
SCARLETT: Of course.
SCARLETT: It can't be true...Ashley loves me.
(Scarlett couldn't accept the fact ofAshley's marriage, she rushes to
find her father. Mr.O'Hara is just back from a ride.)
Mr. O'HARA: (To his horse) There's none in the county can touch you,
and none in the state. SCARLETT: Paw? How proud of yourself you
are! Mr. O'HARA: Well, it is Scarlett O'Hara. So, you've been spying
on me. And like your sister Sue Ellen, you'll be telling your mother on
me, that I was jumping again.
SCARLETT: Oh, Paw, you know I'm no 'tattle like Sue Ellen. But it
does seem to me that after you broke your knee last year jumping that
Mr. O'HARA: I'll not have me own daughter telling me what I shall
jump and not jump. It's my own neck, so it is.
SCARLETT: All right Paw, you jump what you please. How are they all
over at Twelve Oaks?
Mr. O'HARA: The Wilkes? Oh, what you expect, with the barbecue
tomorrow and talking, nothing but war...
SCARLETT: Oh bother the war....was there, was there
anyone else there?
Mr. O'HARA: Oh, their cousin Melanie Hamilton from Atlanta. And
her brother Charles. SCARLETT: Melanie Hamilton. She's a pale-
faced mealy-mouthed ninny and I hate her.
Mr. O'HARA: Ashley Wilkes doesn't think so.
SCARLETT: Ashley Wilkes couldn't like anyone like her.
Mr. O'HARA: What's your interest in Ashley and
SCARLETT: It's...it's nothing. Let's go into the house,
Mr. O'HARA: Has he been trifling with you? Has he asked
you to marry him?
Mr. O'HARA: No, nor will he. I have it in strictest
confidence from John Wilkes this afternoon, Ashley is
going to marry Miss Melanie. It'll be announced tomorrow
night at the ball.
SCARLETT: I don't believe it!
Mr. O'HARA: Here, here what are you after? Scarlett!
What are you about? Have you been making a ^spectacle
of yourself running about after a man who's not in love
with you? When you might have any of the bucks in the
SCARLETT: I haven't been running after him, it's...it's
just a surprise that's all.
Mr. O'HARA: Now, don't be jerking your chin at me. If
Ashley wanted to marry you, it would be with misgivings,
I'd say yes. I want my girl to be happy. You'd not be happy
SCARLETT: I would, I would.
Mr. O'HARA: What difference does it make whom you
marry? So long as he's a Southerner and thinks like you.
And when I'm gone, I leave Tara to you.
SCARLETT: I don't want Tara, plantations don't mean
Mr. O'Hara: Do you mean to toll me Katie Scarlett O'Hara
that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why,
land is the only thing in the world worth working for.
Worth fighting for, worth dying for. Because it's the only
thing that lasts.
SCARLETT: Oh, Paw, you talk like an Irishman.
Mr. O'HARA: It's proud I am that I'm Irish. And don't you
be forgetting, Missy, that you're half-Irish too. And to
anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them, why the land
they live on is like their mother. Oh, but there, there, now,
you're just a child. It'll come to you, this love of the land.
There's no getting away from it if you're Irish.
(Next day, the O'Haras drive to Twelve Oaks for the
Mr. O'HARA:: Well, John Wilkes. It's a grand day you'll
be having for the barbecue.
JOHN WILKES: So it seems, Gerald. Why isn't Mrs. 0'
Hara with you?
Mr. O'HARA: She's after settling accounts with the
overseer, but she'll be along for the ball tonight.
INDIA: Welcome to Twelve Oaks, Mr. O'Hara.
Mr.O'HARA: : Thank you kindly, India. Your daughter is
getting prettier everyday, John.
JOHN WILKES: Oh, India, here are the O'Hara girls, we
must greet them.
INDIA: Can't stand that Scarlett. If you'd see the way
she throws herself at Ashley.
JOHN WILKES: Now, now, that's your brother's business.
You must remember your duties as hostess. Good morning,
girls! You look lovely. Good morning, Scarlett.
SCARLETT: India Wilkes. What a lovely dress. I just can't
take my eyes off it.
(Scarlett enters the hall with her family.)
MAN1: Good morning, Miss Scarlett.
MAN2: Look mighty fine this morning, Miss Scarlett.
SCARLETT: Thank you.
MANS: Morning Miss Scarlett.
SCARLETT: Good Morning.
MAN4: Pleasure to see you, Miss Scarlett.
MANS: Howdy, Miss Scarlett.
ASHLEY: Scarlett! My dear!
SCARLETT: I've been looking for you everywhere. I've
got something I must tell you. Can't we go some place
where it's quiet?
ASHLEY: Yes I'd like to, but... I've something to tell you,
too. Something I...I hope you'll be glad to hear. Now come
and say hello to my cousin, Melanie Wilkes.
SCARLETT: Oh, do we have to?
ASHLEY: She's been looking forward to seeing you again.
Melanie! Here's Scarlett.
MELANIE: Scarlett. I'm so glad to see you again.
SCARLETT: Melanie Hamilton, what a surprise to run
into you here. I hope you're going to stay with us a few
days at least.
MELANIE: I hope I shall stay long enough for us to become
real friends, Scarlett. I do so want us to be.
ASHLEY: We'll keep her here, won't we, Scarlett?
SCARLETT: Oh, we'll just have to make the biggest fuss
over her, won't we, Ashley? And if there's anybody who
knows how to give a girl a good time, it's Ashley. Though
I expect our good times must seem terribly silly to you
because you're so serious.
MELANIE: Oh, Scarlett. You have so much life. I've always
admired you so, I wish I could be more like you.
SCARLETT: You mustn't flatter me, Melanie, and say
things you don't mean.
ASHLEY: Nobody could accuse Melanie of being insincere.
Could they, my dear?
SCARLETT: Oh, well then, she's not like you. Is she,
Ashley? Ashley never means a word he says to any girl.
Oh, why Charles Hamilton, you handsome old thing, you.
CHARLES HAMILTON: But, oh. Miss O'Hara...
SCARLETT: Do you think that was kind to bring your
good-looking brother down here just to break my poor,
simple country-girl's heart?
(India and Sue Ellen are watching Scarlett in distance)
ELLEN: Look at Scarlett, she's never even noticed Charles
before, now just because he's your beau, she's after him
like a ^hornet!
SCARLETT: Charles Hamilton, I want to eat barbecue
with you. And mind you don't go ^philandering with any
other girl because I'm mighty jealous.
CHARLES HAMILTON: I won't, Miss O'Hara. I couldn't!
SCARLETT: I do declare, Frank Kelly, you don't look dashing with
that new set of whiskers. FRANK: Oh, thank you, thank you, Miss
Scarlett. SCARLETT: You know Charles Hamilton and Ray Kelvert
asked me to eat barbecue with them, but I told them I couldn't
because I'd promised you. INDIA:You needn't be so amused, look at
her. She's after your beau now.
Frank: Oh, that's mighty flattering of you, Miss Scarlett. I'll see what
I can do, Miss Scarlett. KATHLEEN: What's your sister so mad
about, Scarlett, you sparking her beau?
SCARLETT: As if I couldn't get a better beau than that old maid in
britches. Brent and Stew, do talk, you handsome old thing, you...oh,
no, you're not, I don't mean to say that I'm mad at you. BRENT: Why
SCARLETT: You haven't been near me all day and I wore this old
dress just because I thought you liked it. I was counting on eating
barbecue with you two. BRENT: Well, you are, Scarlett... STEW: Of
course you are, honey. SCARLETT: Oh, I never can make up my
mind which of you two's handsomer. I was awake all last night trying
to figure it out. Kathleen, who's that? KATHLEEN: Who?
SCARLETT: That man looking at us and smiling. A nasty dog.
KATHLEEN: My dear, don't you know? That's Rhett
Butler. He's from Charleston. He has the most terrible
SCARLETT: He looks as if, as if he knows what I looked
like without my shimmy.
KATHLEEN: How? But my dear, he isn't received. He's
had to spend most of his time up North because his folks
in Charleston won't even speak to him. He was expelled
from West Point, he's so fast. And then there's that
business about that girl he wouldn't marry...
KATHLEEN: Well, he took her out in a buggy riding in
the late afternoon without a chaperone and then, and then
he refused to marry her!
KATHLEEN: No, but she was ruined just the same.
(Ashley and Melanie, on the balcony open to the garden.)
MELANIE: So happy
ASHLEY: You seem to belong here. As if it had all been
imagined for you.
MELANIE: I like to feel that I belong to the things you
ASHLEY: You love Twelve Oaks as I do.
MELANIE: Yes, Ashley. I love it as, as more than a house.
It's a whole world that wants only to be graceful and
ASHLEY: And so unaware that it may not last, forever. MELANIE:
You're afraid of what may happen when the war conies, aren't you?
Well, we don't have to be afraid. For us. No war can come into our
world Ashley. Whatever comes, I'll love you, just as I do now. Until I die.
英迪亚：我受不了那个思嘉，你看她向希礼投怀送抱的样。 约翰·威尔克斯：那是你哥哥的事，别忘了你是女主人。早 上好，女孩子们，真漂亮。你好，思嘉。 思嘉：英迪亚·威尔克斯，多漂亮的衣服。真让人看不够。（思嘉与家人走进大厅。）