The Great Santini Setting

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Ravenel, South Carolina

Ravenel, South Carolina, is the main setting of the novel "The Great Santini" by Pat Conroy. Ravenel is one of a cluster of small towns situated on several islands near Ravenel Air Station. It is an area the is mostly working and middle class, and is populated by white and black residents alike. Ravenel is where the Meecham family relocates so Bull can command Squadron 367. The town grows quickly on the Meecham family, and they feel as if they finally have found something of a home for once. Even Mary Anne admits to the fact that, if she had friends, she would love the town.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia is the hometown of Lillian Meecham. Her mother still lives there. All of Meacham children were born there. When Bull dies, the family decides to put down roots in Atlanta, for good.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois, is...

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