The Prince of Tides - Study Guide Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Tom tells Susan how in 1962 he goes to South Carolina University, arriving early for pre-season football training. He is shy about being naked in the locker room, fearing that some mark on his body identifies him as a boy who has been brutally raped. After weeks of training, the coach informs him that he is not quarterback material, but he retains his scholarship as a defensive safety. His roommate is a scion from a wealthy family who takes Tom somewhat under his wing, but even that is not enough to get Tom pledged to a fraternity. This, though, is how he meets Sallie, who has also been snubbed by the sororities. They meet at the phone booth bank, each calling home to deliver the sad news. Later, they will both be Phi Beta Kappa, an honor they esteem more highly.

Tom gets his moment of fame during...

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