'In Character' Conversation

Changing the Lens

One of the goals of this series is to occasionally look at characters from an unexpected angle. Thomas Siegman's essay on Gilligan is a wonderful example. Love his "inner Gilligan" theory!

Another example will air this Monday on All Things Considered. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates examines Margaret Mitchell's feisty heroine Scarlett O'Hara from various African-American perspectives.

I don't want to give away too much, so let's just say that Karen's conditional love for Scarlett is eye-opening. Karen will be our guest blogger on Monday. I know that Scarlett has already inspired some conversation on the blog — so fan or foe, I hope you'll weigh in on Monday, when Karen has her say about the sassy southern belle.

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Didn't Melanie kill the Yankee?

Sent by Erica | 4:47 PM | 1-28-2008

I should have been named Scarlett. She is what we all wish we could be -- and face it we all want to make everyone pea green with envy - this why we have McMansions and bigger bigger bling and cars! Scarlett just said what was on her mind - she didn't care about being a good girl. She is my heroine

Sent by Steed Jones | 4:56 PM | 1-28-2008

Erica: Nope, it was Scarlett. But Melanie helps dispose of the body.

Sent by Trey Graham | 6:07 PM | 1-28-2008

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