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What happens in chapters 5 and 6 in The Water is Wide?

In Chapter 5, Conroy engages his students by incorporating movies and music in the curriculum, despite opposition from the principal, who believes teaching should focus on drilling basic...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2007 5:38 am UTC

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What happens in chapter 8 in The Water is Wide?

In chapter 8 Conroy decides to move from his house on the island and back to his family home. It means he will have to take a longer commute across the river, but he says he has always enjoyed the...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2019 9:55 am UTC

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What are the teaching strategies used in Pat Conroy's book The Water Is Wide?

When Pat arrives at the school at which he is to teach, it becomes immediately apparent that conventional methods of teaching and pedagogical strategies are not going to be of any use here. His...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2019 10:43 am UTC

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What happens in chapters 11 and 12 of The Water Is Wide?

In Chapter 11, on a trip with the children where he hopes to teach them to swim, Conroy hears he is to be fired. A passionate confrontation between the school board and Conroy's supporters results...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2007 8:51 am UTC

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What is the main conflict in the novel The Water is Wide?

The main conflict in The Water is Wide is the gap between how Pat Conroy believes he can successfully educate his class and what he's allowed to do by the administration. This conflict comes to a...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2017 4:29 pm UTC

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What happens in Chapter 9 of The Water Is Wide?

In chapter nine of The Water is Wide, Pat notices that the boys enjoy playing basketball at school each day. To this end, he arranges to take them to a Harlem Globetrotters game when he discovers...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019 10:57 pm UTC

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Chap. 1-4 I have read the great summaries for 5-12 already posted.  Can anyone enlighten me on the first 1-4...

Hopefully someone will post 1-4, but we currently have free summaries for chapters 5-12 at the following links: Chapters 5 and 6 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapters 11 and 12

Latest answer posted August 18, 2009 12:50 pm UTC

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In The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, what happens in Chapter 7?

Conroy has had issues with Principal and co-teacher Mrs. Brown from the beginning of the book, but in Chapter 7 he explores their relationship in greater detail. Mrs. Brown is a black woman with...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2007 11:58 am UTC

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What is the point of view in the "Water is Wide"?

The book "Water is Wide" is told from a first person point of view. The work is autobiographical, and the story is related through the eyes of the author, Pat Conroy, himself. In using...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2008 1:06 am UTC

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What is Chapter 10 about in the novel,  The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy?

After being confined to the classroom during the winter months, Conroy renews his determination to expose the children to the outside world and prepare them for their eventual departure from...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2007 4:18 pm UTC

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Who is the protagonist of the story "The Water is Wide"? Also, is the a fiction, non fiction, or biography

The protagonist, or central character of the story, is the author, Pat Conroy. The primary antagonist, or force that works against him, is the educational bureaucracy of the Beaufort County South...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2008 1:19 am UTC

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Which child got hurt in Chapter 6 of "The Water is Wide"?

It is Mary, the shy thirteen-year-old, who gets hurt during the Halloween field trip to the mainland. Transportation arrangements for the children once they arrive at Bluffton High School do not...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2008 5:10 am UTC

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Where does pat Conroy request to teach  

Yamacraw island. After a failed attempt at applying to the Peace Corps following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Conroy asks the superintendent of the schools in his hometown,...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2013 2:50 am UTC

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What is the movie "The Water is Wide" rated? G, PG, or...?

This movie is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. This means that it was made for T.V. and therefore was not rated.

Latest answer posted April 23, 2007 11:03 pm UTC

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