The Main Character In John Updike's A & P

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The main character in the short story “A & P,” written by John Updike, is a nineteen-year-old boy named Sammy. This character is beginning to learn how difficult life in the real world can be. While working at the A & P, three girls walk in wearing nothing but bathing suits. Sammy sees nothing wrong with this; in fact, he finds that he is unable to take his eyes off Queenie, the lead girl. Unfortunately, Lengal, the store manager, finds this attire inappropriate. Sammy is determined to defend the three girls and quits his job in a show of defiance. Sammy is an observant, immature, and rash character, but has an honourable heart and stands up for what he believes in. Sammy pays incredible attention to detail. He notices each of the girls’ individual

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