posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:41 PM
The first female literary character that comes to mind when I think of American literature published between WWI and WWII is Scarlett O'Hara.
Gone with the Wind was published in 1936. I'm not sure there was a female protagonist who was ever quite so headstrong and determined to
forge her own destiny before. The story arc took her from a flirtatious, clueless girl to a competent, financially successful woman who took care of
her family in the aftermath of war. Unfortunately, most other characters were stereotypes, and the depiction of slavery was quite sterilized. I
don't think the book has aged well. The stand-out aspect of the novel was Scarlett, and I think she changed the way people viewed female characters.