Scarlett O’Hara on her honeymoon with Rhett Butler wants to eat everything she sees. "Don't scrape the plate, Scarlett. I'm sure there's more in the kitchen. Rhett, can I have one of those chocolate ones stuffed with meringue? If you don't stop being such a glutton you'll get as fat as Mammy. Then I'll divorce you."
Leigh read the Margaret Mitchell novel Gone with the Wind and instructed her American agent to suggest her to David O. Selznick, who was planning a film version. She remarked to a journalist, "I've cast myself as Scarlett O'Hara";
Scarlett O'Hara shot the Yankee that busted into the house at Tara and intended on robbing (and maybe raping) the family members. That was during the last days of the Civil War, after Sherman's troups had trashed Georgia and there were rogue Northern deserters running around continuing to do damage. One reason that it was good Scarlett was armed and knew how to shoot.