At the beginning of the novel, Changez shows a modest amount of love for his new home in New York. “I was, in four and a half years, never an American; I was immediately a New Yorker” (Hamid 33.) As the main character progresses, he starts to see the concealed, unsatisfactory point of view of American society. Consequently, his dislike evolves through many events, which ultimately leads him to smile after seeing the twin towers implode from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I stared as one-and then the other-of the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center collapsed.
While he was ringing up a customer at the cashier he was distracted from the three ladies that walked into the store. Sammy was very heroic person at the end of the short story, he wanted to stick up for the girls before they left the store. Lengal the boss was complaining about the girls wearing there bikini in the store and Sammy felt like Lengal was being rude to the girls so he tried to get Lengal to apologize. Again being a heroic character he told Lengal that he quit hoping to grab the three girls
Unfortunately, Lengal, the store manager, finds this attire inappropriate. Sammy is determined to defend the three girls and quits his job in a show of defiance. Sammy is an observant, immature, and rash character, but has an honourable heart and stands up for what he believes in. Sammy pays incredible attention to detail. He notices each of the girls’ individual
The grocery store was not that busy, informed in the story that “The stores pretty empty, it being Thursday afternoon, so there was nothing much to do except lean on the register and wait for the girls to show up again” (Updike 475). Sammy did not miss the opportunity to keep his eyes on the girls, especially since he was instantly interested in Queenie who was introduced to us as the leader among the girls. Each of the girls was different and had bathing suits on. Sammy was very descriptive about each bathing suit; he included many details. Queenie “had on a kind of dirty-pink beige maybe, I don’t know bathing suit with a little nubble all over it and, what got me, the straps were down, they were off the shoulders looped loose around the cool tops of her arms, and I guess"(Updike 473).
“In walks three girls in nothing but bathing suits. I’m in the third check-out slot, with my back to the door, so I don’t see them until they are over by the bread” (Updike 142). “A few house-slaves in pin curlers even looked around after pushing their carts past to make sure what they had seen was correct” (Updike 144). These quotes set the tone for the story and shows these three new characters are certainly out of the norm and not what this small town grocery store is used to seeing. Updike uses some descriptive language that reveals his affection for the girls.
Her neighbors never seemed to notice her: her clothes were matter-of-fact, her hair iron-gray, clipped and casually waved; she did not use cosmetics, her features were plain and inconspicuous, and on her last birthday she was sixty-one. Her activities were seldom spontaneous: she kept the two rooms immaculate, smoked an occasional cigarette, prepared her own meals and tended a canary named
In the 90s, Russia was under communism ans was considered a third world contry. The cultural differences between the United States and Russia were, as Sherry Hollopeter put it, “ as different as night and day”. The food, shopping, and general environment was so deffirent from whata they were used to. “We bought bread from the back of a truck,” Sherry said, “the bread was stacked in the back of this guy’s truck and he would just hand it to us. No gloves, no bag, just the bread.
Virgin Birth and Opportunism in the Garden, and Parthenogenesis are all pieces that describe their concept using different techniques that are all effective in getting to their point. However, Flow by Clayton Strothers is the most successful since it uses strategies and correctly clarify the point without losing the reader’s attention. In the essay, Flow, Strothers uses many writing strategies. He uses comparing and contrasting, narration, uses questions, explains
He worked at a cash register at a small suburban towns store about 5 minutes away from the beach, right in the middle of town. “ In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits ” ( Updike 1013 ). One is the obvious leader ( Sammy mentally nicknames her Queenie ) because she is the leader/queen of her two friends that just seem to follow her around and stand in her shadow. They came into the store, looked around, went and asked Mcmahon at the meat counter something, got the item they needed and then came up to purchase the one item. That one item her mom requested her to get was Kingfish Fancy Herring snacks in pure sour cream.
Right off the bat, the opening sequence shows the characters participating in their stereotypical gender roles. Marge is doing the grocery shopping during the day, therefore we can infer that she is a stay at home mother who provides love and security for her family, but not money. Homer, on the other hand, is the oaf who is portrayed as the provider of the family, working to make ends meet. Through a feminist lens we see that these stereotypes are a facet of the way they live their lives. The man works, the woman stays at home, boys will be boys, and little girls are the pure and perfect kids.