Eng 102 Reading Journal 1 1. In “A &P” by John Updike, When Sammy says “I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter.” he was being over dramatic. The world will not be hard for him. He didn't give up anything important, merely a low paying demeaning job. The world will only be hard until he finds another career. If by some off chance the world will be hard for him, it will be only his fault. He had the wild idea of impressing the “queen” of the flock, but ended up without her and withuot a job. He didn't quit for any moral reason, but because of an unbased fantasy he dreamt up in his mind. Pathetic doesn't begin to describe him. He looking around for “his girls, but they’re gone” (216). They were never his girls to begin with. 2. In the “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator’s attitude towards his wife’s friend is fairly hostile in the beginning and middle of the story. “A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (260). This is because of two reasons. The first is because he is an old male friend of his
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Blake during the Spring '06 term at Mt. Wachusett.