A & P By John Updike Analysis

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I truly cannot imagine how three young girls could walk into a store with just their bikinis on. The main character of the story, known as Sammy, is a young boy who works at the store, and he spots some girls that he thought was very attractive. This is a very intense type story by the name of “A&P” by John Updike. Those girls were dressed very inappropriately because of many reasons, including these: It has always been a rule amongst stores to not go in dressed like that, people will judge based off of what people dress like, and they need to be setting a better example for the little kids that may be watching them.

It has been a rule for the people of the U.S to walk into any place dressed appropriately for the occasion. Nobody should be able to just walk into any public affair with their bathing suits. “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits” ( Updike). Then they are just going to walk in casually as if they are not doing anything wrong. It is just wrong, and disrespectful. Even though they are being very disrespectful, they are also unaware that they are being judged off of what they are wearing. …show more content…

As they walk in Sammy is the main one judging them by the way they look. “The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece, she was a chunky kid”( Updike). People are always going to judge someone that dresses inappropriately. As they are wearing inappropriate clothes, they are also not setting a good example for the kids that may see

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