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Surname 1Student’s nameProfessor’s nameCourseDate‘A&P’ by John UpdikeA&P, which stands for Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, is a short story by arenowned and well celebrated writer John Updike. John Updike becomes a custodian and amaster of sensual description making the reader to behold, hear, feel and even have a taste of theenvironment in the writing(John Updike,2). It creates an atmosphere in which every singledetails of the story seems to be real life happenings and not just mere fictions or thoughts. Whatis more, the story has attracted wide readership as it is interesting as well as captivating. Thecharacters used give it a major twist between the lines making it to be seemingly enjoyable storyto read and even meditate upon. As such, this essay tends to plausibly unveil and bring into thelimelight the purpose of the story and its effectiveness. Moreover, critical analysis into what JohnUpdike is trying to put forward in his writing will also be discussed in depth.As a starter, the characters in the A&P by John Updike sets the story to its theme andpurpose. It begins from a point where three girls, dressed in a bathing suit, walk into the grocerywithout minding how they have dressed. It is easy to note that they have missed the point by notdressing decently as Mr. Lengel puts it since this is just grocery that is in the middle of NewEngland town and very far from the beach (Thompson, 22). At first, Queenie, their leader,seemingly walks the other girls to the check-out lane where he finds a randy young man still inhis teens. This young man, Sammy, to be precise, takes notice of the ladies but more by the firstlady who the narrator refers to as Queenie. In any case, the usual customers who are in weavingshorts and skirts over their legs embodied with varicose vein (blood vessels defect) pay no1
Surname 1attention at the girls. Nevertheless, John Updike in his writing watches them as they movearound.As the girls starts to engage Sammy, the manager, Mr. Lengel appears and he too sees thegirls in their mode of dressing. Consequently, to the surprise of Sammy, the manager tells theladies off that that they are not in a beach to dress in bathing attires. What is more, he goes anotch higher to remind them that it is a policy in A&P that everyone has to consider their modeof dressing. He chastises the girls even as Queenie engages him whilst saying that she was sentby her mother to buy Herring snacks. I wonder how this informed her mode of dressing. And

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