The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

One theme presented in Pat Conroys The Prince of Tides is that people have difficulty dealing with problems, so they run from them. People handle problems in different ways. Some people try to fix their problems but others dont know what to do and therefore run from them. Running from their problems seems like the right thing to do but in the end it just makes things worst because you cant run from them your entire life. In The Prince of Tides, Tolitha, Savannah and Tom had family problems and tried several things to escape them.
Tolitha is Tom and Savannahs grandmother who runs from her family in order to find adventure and happiness. “Her iconoclastic attitudes and behavior make her to some extent an even more amusing figure, though that in no way detracts from Amoss unique stature” (Burns 22). Tolitha leaves her husband Amos and her son Henry during the Depression because of a shortage of money. Amos was a barber and during the Depression he quit his job to preach the Lords word in front of a pharmacy. Amos was getting paid less than working at the barbershop. “We were starving or close to it” (Conroy 314). That

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