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Symbolic Elements In John Updike's A & P

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John Updike uses components like descriptive words and colorful imagery to help develop the story. The setting the reader sees in the story is being described through Sammy’s eyes. The way Sammy explains the elements around him helps develop his personality. The setting of “A & P” is developed with great detail. For example, Updike describes, "shuffled out of sight behind a pyramid of diet delight peaches”. He describes every little thing, including the name of the canned product, and because of how detailed his descriptions are, it makes the story more interesting. He also describes the world outside of “A & P” looks like. Sammy describes what we can’t see from the doors of “A & P” and makes the descriptions more vivid. By using such vivid
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