Summary Of John Updike's Short Story 'A & P'

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Indecency, gawking, and awkwardness. In John Updike’s short story, “A&P,” made in 1961, it elicits three girls who walk into a grocery store, half naked. Due to the girls, as said before, indecency, causes the two cashiers to gawk towards them, mainly preferring the “Queen,” and leads the other customers to feeling a sense of awkwardness. I believe that the main character, Sammy, is NOT a hero. He does not stick up for the women as Sammy’s boss was bashing against them for their acts of belligerence, he quits his job to show to the women he’s on their side only to be disappointed and jobless, and instead of removing the women because of their display, him and the other cashier, Stokesie, just stand by, studying the women. As Sammy’s boss gets
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