Assingment 1 english 1102

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The following items/questions will help you demonstrate your understanding of the stories you have  read, to synthesize that information, and to move towards formulating it into an essay.  If you will, answer the questions in either a different font or color (makes it easier for me to read). I know it looks like a lot of work, but I think you’ll find that some questions are answered in just a sentence or two while others are a little longer.  Just save the  document after you’ve finished and drop it in the drop box.  Story #1 (title)  “A&P” by John Updike 1. List anything that you read that made you stop and go “now wait,” “huh,” “wow” etc. In other  words….was there anything that caught your attention as you read?  In reading John Updike’s A&P  the thing that caught my attention, would be his description of the young women he saw in the store;  that were dressed in bathing suits. 2. What (in your opinion) is the theme of the story?  The theme of the story is he lives in a conservative  town, that’s not located near the beach and this was the highlight if his summer. It was also the  beginning of man hood for a young man working in the A&P. 3. Who is your favorite character in the story?  The character that I favored the most would have to be  Mr. Lengel.  Why?  Because he was about the4 policy of the store and was forced into a conflict with  the girls and main character Sammy   were he was forced to make drastic decisions. 4. What point of view does the author use?  The author uses the view point of the participant in the  main character Sammy who tells the story.   How do you think that this point of view affects your  reading of the story?  Using Sammy, Updike makes the view pint very interesting because he gives such  a vivid description of the girls, such as “the chunky kid, with the good tan and a sweet broad soft  looking with those two crescents of white just under it, were the sun never seems to hit, at the top of  the back of her legs.” (17)  What if it was written in a different point of view?  If it had been written  in a different view point the fact they were dressed in bathing suits, bare foot would not have  mattered. 5. What was the setting of the story?   The story takes place in a rural town with a fairly small  population that is very conservative the year unknown.  Do you think that the setting impacted your  understanding of the story?   Given the description of what the town was like made the story even  more interesting such s the author’s description of what he sees outside the store window. Such as the 
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two banks across the street and the Congregational church the town is located near Boston. 
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