Chapters 17-18 Summary and Analysis
While the people of Atlanta assure themselves the Confederacy will not allow this all important city to be attacked, Mrs. Meade worries that her younger son, Phil, will have to fight; the wounded Captain Ashburn realizes his courtship of Scarlett is not progressing; Rhett and Wade continue developing a fondness for each other; and Pittypat has a dinner party to share the last remaining fowl—a rooster. Rhett arrives uninvited, despite the hard feelings the other guests have for him, and is reluctantly invited to stay.
As the enemy attacks closer to home, at New Hope Church, the homes of Atlanta are flooded with wounded since the hospitals become overloaded. Pittypat protests when it is her turn to...
(The entire section is 685 words.)