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  • Male In Turn And Subject Two
    980 words
    It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the Galleria at Tyler, many different people walking in and out of the large department stores and inside the interior of the mall. However, the vast majority of people walking among the mall were groups of young teenage girls. The mall has become the major hangout for teenagers, where both males and females roam to show themselves off to people of the opposite sex. I noticed two girls at the food court, where they were in line waiting to buy coffee from Starb...
  • Girl In A Bathing Suit
    772 words
    Life in the Sixties Sometimes in life people do strange things, and while others may perceive it as a harmless act, human morals can make it seem otherwise. In the story "A & P" John Updike reveals what it is like to have been a young man who worked in a grocery store in the nineteen-sixties and what it was like to see three young girls walk in with only two pieces on. The semi- sexist thoughts of how Sammy describes the young girls when they walk in, the three girls walking in to the grocery st...
  • Group Of Teenage Males
    791 words
    It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the Sea-tec Mall, many different people walking in and out of the large department stores and inside the interior of the mall. However, the vast majority of people walking among the mall were groups of young teenage girls. The mall has become the major hangout for teenagers, where both males and females roam to show themselves off to people of the opposite sex. I noticed two girls at the food court, where they were in line waiting to buy coffee from Starbucks....
  • Poor Innocent Freshman Girl
    632 words
    Sitting in the cafeteria, there is a group of rare group of females. The girls sitting at the table, slide out their chairs and all get up at the same time. Not venturing more than two feet from each other, they walk toward door. The four of them travel in perfect formation, one in the front, the leader, two behind, walking next to each other who are her followers and one in back, she is has been the most recent inductee who hasnt fully adapted to this unique behavior of theirs. Together they fo...
  • Store In Their Bathing Suits
    359 words
    A & P John Updike's A & P is a short story about a young man named Sammy working in a grocery store. During his shift, three girls walk in, all in bathing suits. Although the town in which the story takes place is near the beach, the A & P is in an area where it is not common for this sort of thing to occur. It is also worth noting that the story takes place in the fifties, thus three girls wearing bikinis in the middle of town is nothing short of scandalous. Sammy watches the three closely as t...
  • Girls Walk
    990 words
    bjbjt+t+ John Updike once said, "Man lacks grace because he has retreated from responsibility into sensuality". Sammy, the protagonist in Updike's short story, "A&P", is a perfect literary representation of this quote. During the course of "A&P", he runs from every responsibility he has, just to make himself feel better. He gets distracted from his duties at work and makes mistakes because he is busy gawking at some girls, and he ultimately quits those duties simply to try to impress those girls...
  • Last Walk With My Tio
    996 words
    I was raised by my uncle and my aunt. In my family they are called "Tia" and "Tio" by the nieces and nephews. Well, my Tio is a preacher and usually I don't like to let people know that. I hate when they call me a preacher's kid. On August 08, 2002 I was thrilled about the fact that my Tio was a preacher. Why? He was going to perform my wedding ceremony. As I looked through the glass window of the cry room out into the church, everything seemed ready. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Lining the ...
  • Just Sammy And Lengel
    533 words
    The story "A & P' by John Updike is a tale of a young man who lets his desires and his anger get a little to far ahead of him and in the end winds up quitting his job. The main character of the story is Sammy. An eighteen year old boy from a small suburb outside Boston who works at an A & P Supermarket. Sammy seems like an average boy who seems a tad bit tired of the regular customers who come into his store. Regular customers including those older married women with multiple kids, the overweigh...
  • Girls Advance Towards Sammy's Slot
    683 words
    In John Updike's "A&P', Sammy makes a hasty, reasonable decision to quit his job. Sammy is a cashier at the A&P, a local grocery store. He works there to please his parents and does not see any excitement or joy out of working there. One day, three girls wearing swimsuits walk into the store. Sammy watches the girls and the behavior of the customers in the store. The manager, Lengel, humiliated "Queenie', one of the girls, about their clothing in front of everyone. Sammy sees this as an opportun...

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