How was Margaret Mitchell's life similar to "Gone With the Wind"?

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Margaret Mitchell, like Scarlett O'Hara, was born into a Southern family with a deep Southern ancestry. She grew up listening to Confederate veteran soldiers' stories about the Civil War, which helped to inspire "Gone with the Wind." She was from a wealthy family, like Scarlet, and lost a fiance to a war (similiar to how Scarlet's new husband dies in the Civil War before they even got to be married for too long). Margaret Mitchell had a strong personality and was a gritty, confident, strong woman who had to take over her household when her mother passed away. She was married several times (like Scarlet), was very headstrong (like Scarlet), and worked hard to survive what life threw her way (although she couldn't survive being hit by a cab, and died in 1949).

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