Paul Burkhart - A & P

Paul Burkhart - A & P - Paul Burkhart A & P by John Updike...

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Paul Burkhart by John Updike Plot – Exposition: We find out our main character is a young man working at a grocery store, and he is distracted by two girls wlking in in bathing suits. Rising Action: The girls walk around and become quite the distraction for every guy in the store. The climax occurs when the manager comes and chews out the girls for being “indecent.” Turning Point: This is when the boy quits the job in response to what the manager did. Falling Action: This occurs as the young man steps outside the store and fully realizes the weight of his actions. Character – The young man wants to do what he thinks is right in order to get what he wants. Remember that line when we get to theme, it will be vital. In fact, I’ll just remind you. You can forget now. You know what? Because I’ve made such a big deal about it, there is no way you’re going to forget now! Isn’t that great! That’s why I’m a Psychology major. Anyway, the girls obviously don’t just want to get herring snacks. They want to be objects.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HONR 399 taught by Professor Gretchencomba during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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