Hard Choices \"Good People\" and \"A&P\" - Beaulieu 1 Mackenzie Beaulieu Professor Kornhiser English 102 62 27 February 2019 A

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Beaulieu 1 Mackenzie Beaulieu Professor Kornhiser English 102 62 27 February 2019 A Character’s Belief Driven Choices Introduced is two short stories, A&P by David Foster Wallace and Good People by John Updike. In both stories, the characters are faced with difficult decisions and each struggle to decide which choice is the right one to make. Though both stories have their differences, such as the choices the characters of each story must make, they also have their similarities, such as the way the characters felt with their decisions, that tie the two pieces together. David Foster Wallace’s writing, Good People , is a fictional short story of two young people, sitting together at a park, discussing some sort of appointment. Through details, the reader can conclude that these two characters, Lane Dean and Sheri Fisher, are discussing an abortion and whether or not Sheri will attend the appointment. It is revealed that the two characters are of religious faith so the decision is a difficult one for them to decide, along with their non-existent romantic feelings for eachother and the way their families would react. Ultimately, Sheri decides that she can not go through with the abortion and will be keeping the baby, despite the consequences that may occur. The short story A&P by John Updike follows a young man named Sammy as he works his cashier job in a grocery store called “A&P”. The story begins with Sammy describing first- hand a group of girls as they walk through the store in nothing but bathing suits. He describes in

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