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Old 03-04-2010, 02:33 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by WT Sharpe View Post
Ashley's and Rhett's opinions on the war appear to have been identical, but their responses were worlds apart. Why was that, and what was the real reason Rhett joined the Confederate Army only when it became apparent to everyone that it was a losing cause?
I found that pretty bizarre, too. It seems to me that despite the banter about the Yankees needing to look out if Scarlett was coming, she was in very real danger. Deserting her at that point didn't seem to square for me with his giving a damn about her at that point. Why not escort her home and then join up - a couple of days wasn't going to make a lot of difference.

It also doesn't seem to square with his profiteering behaviour either before or afterwards.
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