Scarlett O’Hara reminds me of childhood.
See, my mother loved Scarlett O’Hara. She would display postcards with Vivienne Leigh dressed in fancy dresses or with Clark Gable holding her in a suffocating embrace all over the living room. I remember how nice it felt to watch ‘Gone with the wind’ with mom one day, while she was baking cakes for us, the kids.
However, after discovering my mother’s narcissism from a therapist of mine, I realized there is only one reason why mom loved Scarlett O’Hara: she saw herself in her selfish and needy personality. She, too was craving for the love and attention of men like Scarlett did. She, too loved once a guy with whom she couldn’t be with. Remember that Scarlet was longing for Ashley even during her marriage with Rhett Butler.