Unformatted text preview: probably never seen a mistake before.” With the encounter of this grouchy, rouge-wearing character, Updike comments on people’s fear of aging, always wanting to stay young, and being bitter with the world for their aging. While reading, I also picked up on Updike’s consistent notation of colors: “bright green,” “dirty-pink…beige,” “oaky,” “white,” green-and-cream,” “gray,” “pink,” “very blue,” “powder-blue,” and “dark gray.” I found his attention for colors to be interesting and even kind of quirky in his description of the colors. Updike’s observation of the façade has clearly afforded him a keen perception that allows him to not just notice things, but to analyze and interpret them as well....
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- Summer '08
- Short story, John Updike, Reading, Pennsylvania, Updike