From this description, the reader can understand why Sammy has dubbed this character as the leader of her trio. Furthermore, the reader can infer that the Queen is sassy, fierce, and confident. Additionally, Updike’s literary method not only aids the story in character development, but also depicts the severity of the girls’ actions by wearing bathing suits into a supermarket. Through Sammy, Updike explains how the girls startled shoppers by their attire, “You could see them, when Queenie’s white shoulders dawned on them, kind of jerk, or hop, or hiccup,
He seems to be a typical 19-year-old with a healthy sexual appetite. When “three girls in nothing but bathing suits” (201), walk into A & P, it is the most exciting thing that has happened to Sammy while working at the store. In this new situation, Sammy rethinks about his life and future. Sammy is the protagonist because he is the character that changes the most throughout the story. He changes into a character that takes an active role
Lengel informs them about their indecency. Sammy- who was initially in love with Queenie and sexist- sides with the three girls especially Queenie. Although Sammy then realizes that their human as well and, shouldn’t be treated differently because of appearance is different. Queenie leads to him quitting his job after realizing his behavior was quite ardent and the situation he got in was unfair to himself.
Everything was kept calm until Lengel, the store manager, shows up. Lengel sees the girls and goes up up to them. Lengel calls the girls out on their outfits and embarrasses them. Sammy is angry at his manager and decides to quit. Lengel tells Sammy how hard life is going to be.
He also moves on to forgive what others have done to him. The final thing that he does in this story is he reburries his watch to show others we should remember/not forget the past. Wiesel shows through the protagonists’ forgiveness, leaving his watch, and moving on to show that it’s you should forgive, but not forget what has happened to you. In the story “The Watch” the main character decides to walk away from his watch to forget about the past and move on.
For example, he says, “The one that caught my eye was the one in the plaid green two piece” (Updike 294). He is supposed to be working but he cannot help but think about the girls. He then begins to focus on just one of the girls that seems to be the queen bee. He does not know these girls, but he called the leader of the group Queenie. He describes her in his head as “The queen.
When Leo and Stargirl had a serious conversation about their relationship, Leo scared Stargirl by saying, “Because nobody like you, I said. That’s why. Nobody likes you” (Spinelli 138). This quote proved that Leo terrorized Stargirl by saying very strong negative words like “Nobody likes you.” He impacted her.
Queenie and her friends were wearing swim suit when they walked into the A&P, which was five miles from the beach. She was clearly challenging the limit of public acceptance of a decent behavior. Not that wearing a swim suit in public is enough, but the girls also walked against the “usual traffic” between the aisle, with Queenie leading the way. The way she “held her head so high that her neck…looks kind of stretched out” (Updike 376) shows that Queenie is pretty confident in herself and, proves that she is also trying to mock the house wives with “pin curlers” that was also in the A&P during that time (Updike 377). As if to show that she is like a blooming flower with a radiant white skin that “dawned” the other customers, she and her girls strode along the aisle with their bare foot.
Dubose very well. Based on her interactions and one-sided conversations with Jem and Scout she is very disrespectful towards them and their father. “Your father’s no better than the n------ and trash she laws for!” (Lee 135). This is from when Mrs. Dubose is yelling at Scout and Jem as they were walking to the store so Jem could buy some toys.
Then you see a character change when the children are about to enter the store. There is a deep rooted anger of operation that is put on to the character that reflects colored people and lower class at the time. She has anger for feeling shame and lower than herself and the care free of the woman with the fur coat. There are hints of political foreshadowing, but are left as unresolved contemplations. The fact that a woman from the outside of her own bubble put her in the situation and didn’t explain much made her tense.
“Bathing Suits” Setting helps contribute to the insight, knowledge and understanding to the meaning of many stories. In the short story “A & P” by John Updike, the setting plays a large part to the understanding of why the “three girls” in “bathing suits” are so criticized and judged. The main character Sammy, a cashier worker, sees the three girls walk in the A and P in “nothing but bathing suits” and instantly takes interest and starts checking out the girls. The reason him and others take sudden interest in the girls is because they are not dressed for the place, the social environment, or the time period they are in.
He calms himself and Lennie down passing over his recent anger while accounting for Lennie’s feelings. Lennie and George are not relatives but he made a promise to take care of him. He treats him like the only family he has left. At the end of the movie during the decision of where Raymond would go; Charlie says, “But in the course of a week, you came to have an understanding with him.” Charlie speaks for himself; he knows that before any of this happened,