Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A - Z Writing Challenge - O
Ms. de Havvilland's most famous role is probably that of Melanie in Gone with the Wind. Melanie was only a secondary character, but a memorable one indeed.
So why did everyone love Melanie?
She was gracious, kind, almost to a fault. Remember her doing her best to make a somewhat provocatively dressed Scarlet feel welcome while everyone else's tongues were wagging? Melanie loved Scarlet in spite of her flaws, and probably understood her better than Scarlet understood herself.
Yet despite her overwhelming kindness, Melanie was no doormat. She was tough when she had to be. Knew when to take charge. You gotta love that.
Who are some of your favorite secondary characters and what is it that makes them stand out?
Happy Tuesday, y'all.