The Water Is Wide Setting & Symbolism

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Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina, is the town where Pat grows up, attends high school, and returns to live and teach high school after college.

Yamacraw Island

Yamacraw Island is located off the mainland coast of South Carolina.

Savannah, Georgia

Yamacraw is situated close to Savannah; the island residents go there for shopping and medical care.

The Citadel

The Citadel is a military college located in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended by Pat Conroy.

Port Royal, South Carolina

Bernie Schein is the principal of an elementary school in Port Royal where Pat and his wife, Barbara, buy a home.

Yamacraw Eleentary School

The Yamacraw Elementary School is located in a white frame house and is surrounded by rows of massive trees providing shade and security.

Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton is the site of Zeke Skimberry's home where Pat leaves his car during the week when he is...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Water Is Wide from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.