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Sammy's Tragic Hero

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Sammy sees himself as a hero. He is an adventurous hero because his infatuation with Queenie takes him on an adventure down a tricky path that he is anxious to overcome. Sammy shows his heroic tendencies when he speaks his mind to his boss for humiliating the three girls who came in the store. “You didn’t have to embarrass them.” As quickly as he could, Sammy expresses his disappointment for how Lengel shames the three girls, in hopes that Queenie acknowledges his heroics. Sammy then makes an even more chivalrous move by removing himself from the unjust establishment in order to pursue his destiny, not knowing where it may lead him: ‘I don’t think you know what you’re saying,” Lengel said. “I know you don’t,” I said. “But I do.” I pull the
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