15.3.07

Love and Friendship

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Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite novels & movies of all time.

This is a page in God’s Little Lessons on Life for Women.

FRIENDSHIP

Love Believes the Best

One of the noblest friendships in literature is that of Melanie and Scarlett in Margaret Mitchell’s classic, Gone with the Wind. Melanie is characterized as a woman who “always saw the best in everyone and remarked kindly upon it.” Even when Scarlett tries to confess her shameful behavior toward Melanie’s husband Ashley, Melanie says, “Darling, I don’t want any explanation…Do you think I could remember you walking in a furrow behind that Yankee’s horse almost barefooted and with your hands blistered—just so the baby and I could have something to eat—and then believe such dreadful things about you? I don’t want to hear a word.”

Melanie’s refusal to believe, or even hear, ill of Scarlett leads Scarlett to passionately desire to keep Melanie’s high opinion. It is as Melanie lays dying that Scarlett faces her deep need for Melanie’s pure and generous friendship: “Panic clutching at her heart, she knew that Melanie had been her sword and her shield, her comfort and her strength.” In two words, Melanie has been her true friend.

A friend loves at all times and always believes the best. Is that the kind of friend you want to have? Is that the kind of friend you aspire to be?





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Anonymous said...

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