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The Water is Wide takes place on the coast of South Carolina and Yamacraw Island during the nineteen sixties A man by the name of Pat Conroy offers to teach over on the island many people on the island have no education and are illiterate When Conroy gets over to the island he finds himself very disgraceful The teachers at the school believe that the children cannot be taught His method of teaching is very different from others One of Conroys goals was to teach the children about America So he showed them movies and let them listen to American musicians After doing this about every day it made an influence in the childrens lives Big C and Lincoln were the class clowns They hated the principle because every time they did something bad she would beat them During most of his time on the island Conroy stayed with the Skimberrys The Skimberrys were a nice couple named Zeke and Ida When Halloween came around Conroy decided he wanted to take the children over to Bluffton South Carolina or Halloween so they could trick or treat None of the kids even knew what trick or treating was After making field trip forms and sending them home with all the children The children came back with one of them signed So Conroy went door to door asking begging each of the parents to let their children go Throughout the story Pat Conroy took the children many places Unfortunately Mrs Brown and Ted Stone accused him of doing many wrong things He was not able to return the next year Even if Conroy did not teach the children anything he still felt they would be able to survive in the outside world I like this book It made me very thankful that I have a good education I also like the way Pat Conroy writes In the future I hope to read some of
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