They All Just Went Away Character Analysis Of Sammy

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Sammy, a nineteen year old boy who is employed at a grocery store, believes that his manager embarrasses the girls in the store. Sammy is from a world of girls in swimming outfits to no girl’s insight. He is leaving the world of a teenager and transitioning to the world of an adult. He goes through some stages where he is still a young and reckless teenager, but he makes a comment where we can see he is realizing it is time to act his age. At his age, he needs to act responsibly and plan ahead for the future. By looking at Sammy’s words that reflect his distraction and his actions in addition to his descriptions of the girl’s images of chaos we see a sense of frustration with Sammy when he tries to be a hero for the girls yet powerful decisions…show more content…
The first girl that went through Sammy’s mind was the “chunky kid, with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it, where the sun never seems to hit, at the top of the backs of her legs” (157). Sammy pays very close attention to the girl’s every move. Sammy seems to have no interest in his job but he shows that he is concern about the girls. His eyes stay on the girls throughout the store. “All three of them went up the cat-and-dogfood-breakfast-cereal-macaroni-rice-raisins-seasonings-spreads-spaghetti-soft-drinks-crackers-and-cookies aisle” (159). It seems like Sammy does not have a girlfriend because he distinguishes the girls every move in the store. Also, the images that the girl’s portray with their swimming suits, causes chaos within the store. “After this come in here with your shoulders covered. It’s our policy” (161). The girls are being confronted by the manager on how they should dress when they come in the store. When the manager confronted the girls that symbolize chaos because there was a conflict between them. When it came down to how the girls were dressed Lengel became reluctantly forceful with
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