Every character in works of literature are subjected to criticism and critique by its readers. In the short story, “A+P”, the protagonist, Sammy has been subjected to criticism for his actions of quitting his job, a reaction of seeing young ladies be disrespected in his workplace for wearing bathing suits. Many readers depict Sammy as immature and ignorant for quitting his job. However, the author, John Updike contradicts this assumption, portraying Sammy as a nineteen year old, who demonstrates strong morals, ambition, defiance, and a promising future, characterizing him not as an insolent teen but a developing young man.
Troy wants to control his family. When the Scene 1 Troy’s elder son Lyon’s has come to borrow some money as a loan, but troy criticizes him badly, but his sons rememorized him that in his childhood, his father is not there to complete his needs in his youth now he is too old. He wants him to get a good job, but Lyon’s think that nothing wrong with his music and he doesn’t want to get any jobs. ‘’ Troy offers Lyon’s sound advice, but Lyon response reminds Troy and witnessing the exchange that, as Lyons said ‘’ You and I are two different people, Pop,’ and that Troy’s prescription about life and work are a ‘’day late and the dollar short’ (119)(Wilson 19).
However, during the emotional chaos of the trials, he begins to realize where she is coming from, and obsesses over his sin. He wonders “how [he may] live without [his] name” (Miller 1161). For the rest of the play he obsesses over not dying in ignominy, and sacrifices his life. He couldn’t stand the idea of tarnishing the martyrs of the others killed in the trials because he believes he deserves to die because of his heresy.
When Sammy tells Lengel that he quits, Lengel says “Sammy you don’t want to do this to your mom and dad”(Updike 5), which is implying that the decision he just made is going to have a consequence that involves his parents. The story stats that Lengel has been friends with Sammy’s mom and dad for years and it is quite clear to see that he is not only going to have to bare with the struggle of finding a new job, but he will also have to deal with the reprimands of his parents. Since
He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all. The rest of the Younger family is disconcerted by this new business deal, and asks Walter if this is what he truly wants and believes is right, to which he responds that he’s “Going to feel fine…[like] a man…” (144). Due to internally knowing he still had prove himself but not physically doing so, Walter’s delicate, false pride in being a man doesn’t allow him to consider how his actions affect
For the reason, that in the 1950’s it was not common to see people walk around in their bathing suits. The girls in bathing suits also caused Sammy to get distracted and start thinking in s sexual manner. -Climax: The climax in the story is when Sammy quits his job. Sammy quitted his job because he did not like how Lengel was treating the girls in the bathing suits -Resolution:
Quitting his job was a spontaneous decision he made to protect his ego. Lengel calls out “you don 't want to do this” but Sammy keeps walking (Updike 5). Sammy’s stubbornness to admit he’s wrong can be interpreted by the quotation: “It 's true, I don ' t. But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it 's fatal not to go through with it” (Updike 5).
In this passage from “A&P” in which Sammy has just quit his job and takes in the consequences suggests that he regrets making his impulsive decision. The author shows this through the use of contrasting, word choice, and imagery. In the first part of the passage the author is trying to show the terrible way the situation Sammy was in ended up with. He was looking for “his girls” in the beginning of the passage showing that he wished that “his girls” would have stayed to watch the so called heroic move he made.
This is because, as he is looking around him he knows this is not the place for him to be in working under a boss that does not understand what he is doing to a person’s feeling and do not care how he is making them feel because of what he finds to be acceptable in society. Also, it is important because Sammy works is co-workers with a twenty-two year old male who is married with two kids. As far as Sammy is concerned in this era of time, he is somewhat behind in life. He is unwed with a crappy job, he needs more substance and meaning to be poured in even if it makes his parents, boss, or whom else it may concern mad. A big important factor to why this is important in Sammy’s case is because before the moment Queenie took his eye, you can infer that he never really gave his purpose in life much thought
A teenage boy working at a local store turns against his boss. For this reason, he felt like the girls that came into the store shouldn 't be judged for what they wear. He quits his job while upholding them. However, Sammy was a hero, but wasn 't appreciated.
they both sought after something that they thought would be better with no actual proof to that being the case. this caused them to start a downward spiral that led towards their eventual ruin. once they realized where they were headed, they both came to the conclusion that something had to change. although willies wife never finds out about his infidelity, he still feels a certain amount of guilt over it. similarly, babbitt wants to patch up his relationship with his wife.