Our latest Heroine-inspired advice column comes from Scarlett O'Hara, the fiery, narcissistic protagonist of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. As Mitchell would tell you herself, Scarlett is not really an exemplary person--she's manipulative, selfish, and emotionally immature. But, in the realm of protecting your own self-interest and taking care of yourself, who better to give advice? Take it away, Scarlett.
This ongoing situation poses a difficult problem for me. We are invited to a wedding and my brother and sister are there as well. They get along and are friends but I am not their favorite person at all. I would prefer to miss this celebration and not attend. They have been deceitful and colluded against me on numerous occasions. Please help me out with this delicate question. Thanks so much for your input.
God’s nightgown! Why should you miss out on the season’s event while your brother and sister lord it over you? Go, ignore, have fun, and think about it later.
There you have it, straight from the belle of the South herself. For more on Erin Blakemore's The Heroine's Bookshelf, come on out tonight for the Heroines of Literature Walking Tour. "Fiddle-dee-dee," and hope to see you there!