Chapters 19-22 Questions and Answers
1. Why does Scarlett want to go home?
2. What are Scarlett’s plans for Wade?
3. Why does Prissy tell her not to worry?
4. Why does Uncle Henry visit?
5. What does Rhett ask Scarlett to do?
6. When news does a courier bring from Gerald?
7. When does Scarlett strike Prissy?
8. Why is it that Dr. and Mrs. Meade cannot attend to Melanie?
9. What does Melanie ask Scarlett to do?
10. Why does Scarlett send for Rhett after the birth?
1. Scarlett is afraid; there are wounded and dying soldiers everywhere and they constantly stop at the house to ask for aid, food, and sleeping space.
2. Scarlet plans to send Wade with Prissy, then have Prissy return before the birth of Melanie’s baby. She simply wants Wade out of her way but the roads become too dangerous to implement her plan.
3. Prissy tells Scarlett not to worry because her mother is a midwife and Prissy has watched her at work many times, learning her skills.
4. Uncle Henry, as a member of the Confederate Army, is on his way to Jonesboro to help protect the railroad there so that the Yankees cannot use this area as an entry into Atlanta.
5. Rhett asks Scarlett to be his mistress, explaining he doesn’t want to marry and has waited a long time to declare himself to her.
6. The news is that Ellen and both of Scarlett’s sisters, Carreen and Suellen, now have typhoid. Ellen does not want Scarlett nor Wade to come home where they will be exposed to this dreaded disease.
7. Prissy admits she know nothing about midwifery. Scarlett strikes Prissy in anger at her lies.
8. Dr. Meade is at the depot attending the wounded who are arriving quickly and in great numbers. Mrs. Meade has been informed her son, Phil, is wounded and goes to bring him home.
9. Melanie is terrified of childbirth and has already asked Scarlett to take her baby if she dies.
10. Scarlett wants Rhett to bring a horse and carriage and take all of them away from Atlanta.