Thursday, February 14, 2019
Enlightenment of Sammy in John Updikes A&P :: A&P John Updike
The Enlightenment of Sammy in Updikes A & P In John Updikes short story, A & P, the main character, Sammy, is a cashier at a small grocery store. He is foregathern by many to be a sexist pig, describing in detail how he sees the three filles that walk in to the store. Sammy is in fact a sexist pig by what he says about them. With evidence and summonss from the story, Sammy set up be determined to be a sexist pig. He describes the first girl he sees walking in the store as a tubby kid, with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those dickens crescents of white sightly under it... (421). Although the comment was kept to himself, in mind it is a sexist comment. Though the girl was in a bathing match and in that respect was no beach around, she probably wasnt try to get the attention of young guys. She was just there to pick up a jar of herring snacks (423). Describing the girls can (421), meaning her backside, gives Sammy some credence of being a sexist pig. Sam my slowly begins to see the other two girls follow the first. He notices not only what theyre wearing, but what the little wearing that they have on covers up. This clean bare plane of the top of her white meat down from the shoulder bones like a dented winding-clothes of metal tilted in the light (421). With this quote, he is describing how the bathing suit was slipping off the girl, but in a more put down manner. With the straps pushed off, there was nothing between the top of the suit and top of her stop except just her... (421). Sammy describes that he just sees the girl, a one-nighter type. He doesnt see that shes a human, but just a plaything. One other quote/thought that Sammy has while these girls (whom remain nameless throughout the story), is when the one he calls Queeny takes her money from the hollow at the center of her nubbled pink top (423). He begins to get excited as he uncreases the bill as it just having come from between the two smoothest scoops of vanilla h e had ever known there were (424). Sammy seems to be more of a sexist pig, as the reader recurrence through the story.