Sammy is initially drawn to the girls simply because they are scantily clad

Sammy is initially drawn to the girls simply because

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symbol of the girls’ casual disregard of the social rules of the small town. Sammy is initially drawn to the girls simply because they are scantily clad, young, and attractive. Sammy explains, “women generally put on a shirt or shorts or something before they got of the car into the streets”. 6) The supermarket setting is vital to the story. If the story had not occurred in a grocery store in a beach town with Sammy, being a clerk in the A & P grocery store, the story could not have happened. Without this setting the scantily clad girls could not have come in and wandered down the aisles. Therefore Sammy would not have went through important internal change after the manager chastises the girls for their attire. I don’t think the story could have been set in a car wash, fast-food restaurant, or business office. 7) Sammy is a character with a narrow point of view. H is judgements aren't accurate because he doesn't really know any of these people, he merely speculates based on his own fantasies and take on reality. His points may have merit but in the end, each person
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in this place has a story. I also think his raging hormones are getting in the way of rational thought. Lengel would see the status-quo as essential to both his business and the way he sees the world. 8)
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  • Fall '15
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  • English, A&P, Supermarket, Grocery store, Safeway Inc.

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