Pensacola, Florida in Sanctuary (Location)

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Pensacola
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Pensacola, best known as the site of the first Naval Air Station, seems to be where Popeye was born, though the synopsis of his life in Chapter 31 does not specifically mention the town except as the place where his mother now lives. But since, after serving time in "a home for incorrigible children" (309), he moves first to Mobile, then New Orleans, then Memphis, Pensacola seems likely to be the place he started from. If so, then he too (like Horace at the beginning of the novel) is trying to go home again when at the novel's end he is arrested while driving to see his mother.

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