• Herring snacks & Beer glasses: Symbolize people’s social and economic class. • The apron and bow tie: Symbolize breaking free from the sheep’s • The money in her top: Symbolize the action of the unexpected. • A&P: Symbolize anatomy & physiology. -Irony: The most ironic moment in the story is when Sammy quits his job.
One of the most important elements of a story, whether it’s a Shakespeare play, a science- fiction or a Harlem renaissance story, is the use of characters. Authors use their characters to help assist them in getting their message across the reader. In her short story “Spunk” Zora Neale Hurston uses her characters to help develop the plot line while also showing how dramatic a character can change. With the help of the community members, Joe finally stands up to Spunk, (the towns strong man.) Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over.
She knows that! (Act 1) Willy's disgust at Linda waxing the floors herself suggests his bad temper about their economic status. They clearly cannot afford to hire someone to wax their floor, yet he constantly wants to pretend that this isn't so. CHARLEY: You want a job?
However, Sammy is horrified when Lengel, his manager, makes a rude comment towards three young ladies dressed in bathing suits. Sammy is troubled by the manner in which Lengle spoke to those girls. Rather than cowering and returning to his job, Sammy held his ground, remarking that Lengle’s statements were uncalled for. Due to his outrage towards Lengel’s wrongdoings, Sammy quits his job. In reaction to Sammy quitting, Lengel remarks that his resignation will have negative effects to Sammy’s parents and his future, since their friendship with Lengel got Sammy the job.
Literary devices are used to bridge the gaps and fill in the cracks for me where simple words do not suffice in some stories. I find myself constantly searching stories for and identifying different types of literary devices. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, three uses of literary devices were demonstrated and used consistently. These literary devices are: repetition, imagery and flashbacks. This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story.
In T.C. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake,” three boys who are looking for their identities put themselves in a vindictive situation that uncovers the truth about who they really are. The narrator starts by introducing the boys as “bad characters,” (insert quote citation) but it is all a facade. The denial of character is noticeable with the early symbols of the story. The boys are blinded by their need to fit in, and when the veil of true “badness” is uncovered they are terrified. By the end of the story the boys come to realization of their true identities.
Similarly, Ram failed at tricking the landlord just as Woman failed at manipulating the man. Woman asks the man if he would be able to recognize the woman with the sound of her voice. The ironic part is he said yes, but he does not recognize Woman while they talk. Ram tries to get the other Indian kicked out because he is scared the Indian might see that Ram is not an Indian. The other Indian is in-fact not an Indian.
Sammy tells his manager that he quits, and as he is leaving he thinks he is some type of hero. When he leaves the store he says, “I look around for my girls, but they’re gone, of course” (Updike 7). Sammy’s use of “my girls” already implies that he owns the girls and he feels he deserves some sort of reward for supposedly standing up for them. Updike illustrates how men are often sexist by thinking that women are theirs or that they deserve something from
Despite their friendship Michael doesn’t defend him against the angry town after the hanging the next morning. The Snob is a story about Young John Harcourt and when he see’s his father at a book shop with Grace, the girl he loves. John is scared that his dad will embarrass him because he isn’t the same social class as Grace. John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob. If you let your fears and worries control your actions you are going to hurt people close to you.
Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, also represents this way of coping. When confronted with problems he just doesn’t help himself, and later in the movie it is shown how unhealthy this is. These two characters show the destructive nature of failure to cope, and its
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.
1. Based on the dialogue Sammy uses, one can suspect he does not take himself too seriously. He speaks from a first person point of view which portrays him as a quiet observer. Sammy also seems to be slightly shallow because when he is referring to the girls in bathings suits inside the store he notes, the girl that initially caught his attention was the “chunky” girl in plaid. In addition to his shallowness, Sammy uses harsh words such as “the fat one with the tan sort of fumbled the cookies.”