True Hero In John Updike's A & P

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True hero or just selfish. Readers disagree on whether or not Sammy, in “A&P” by John Updike, is a hero or not. I do not think Sammy is a heroic character because he disrespected his boss, did not consider the consequences, and acted with his own personal agenda. Sammy disrespected his boss, Lengel. Sammy, who is only nineteen, quit his job suddenly without any notice. Sammy expressed his disagreement with Lengel’s approach at the situation verbally, rather than biting his tongue. In Updike’s text, Sammy says “‘You didn't have to embarrass them.’” This shows that Sammy was disrespectful to his boss. As well as disrespecting his boss, Sammy did not think about the consequences. Sammy did not take into consideration the consequences
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