essay two - Unit Two Essay In John Updikes coming of age story A&P the protagonist Sammy sees what he believes to be an unfair act to three teenage

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Unit Two EssayIn John Updike’s coming of age story “A&P,” the protagonist Sammy sees what he believes to be an unfair act to three teenage girls in bikini in the grocery store. He makes an immature decision and quits in front of his manager that decided to address the girls about their clothing choice in front of the entire grocery store, instead of talking to them in private. Unfortunately, Sammy’s heroic act goes unnoticed by the teenage girls, and he is left alone in theparking lot to face the repercussions of his childish actions. John Updike chooses to write in first-person, so the reader gets to know the narrator’s real character. In the short story “A&P,” John Updike demonstrates that Sammy is an immature character immaturity from his disrespectful personality, judgmental attitude, and misogynist beliefs. To begin with, Sammy shows a rude attitude through the story. He indicates little regard for other people’s age or experience. On one occurrence, he asserts the old aged customer, who reprimands him for ringing her crackers up twice while he is gazing at the girls, is “a witch aboutfifty … [who] would have burned her over in Salem” (Updike 320).

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