The Wingo Family in Pat Conroy's Novel "The Prince of Tides"
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This paper looks at the various family members of the Wingo family and their characteristics. It starts with a look at Southern society and how the family fits into it. Aspects of Conroy's own life as seen in the book are discussed, then each family member is analyzed individually.
From the Paper:"Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides portrays both the past and present stories of the Wingo family and illustrates vividly the pains and struggles of the family in South Carolina society. Conroy consistently unfolds the family's indefinite attempts to blend in with the inhabitants of Colleton, South Carolina. Because each member of the Wingo family possesses characteristics so divergent from one another, the only attribute they appear to share consists of the ties of blood and marriage. The Wingo family consists of father Henry, mother Lila, eldest son Luke, and twins Tom and Savannah. Conroy's writing style not only furnishes an explicit basis for the plot but a major influence on the characters' lives as well. Both the mystery and the complexity of the story stem from the way each member of the family reacts to having been born and raised as a Southerner."
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The Wingo Family in Pat Conroy's Novel "The Prince of Tides" (2003, February 17) Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/the-wingo-family-in-pat-conroy-novel-the-prince-of-tides-1757/
"The Wingo Family in Pat Conroy's Novel "The Prince of Tides"" 17 February 2003. Web. 18 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/the-wingo-family-in-pat-conroy-novel-the-prince-of-tides-1757/>