Character Analysis Sammy

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Character Analysis Sammy
Text “A&P” by John Updike In the story of “A&P” by John Updike Sammy is the narrator. He is a nineteen year old young man who portrays a normal teenager by having a summer job like most teenagers do. He had a common summer job at a grocery store. He held the position as a cashier throughout the story until he ended up having a dynamic change. Throughout most of the story his actions would be considered assertive to most readers. He is very particular with every detail of all of the other characters in the story. He does with go a dynamic change from the beginning to the end of the story by becoming a very sympathetic character. The narrator early on in the story shows how he is able to see every little detail about the other characters in the story. He looks at each character in the story and almost examines what he feels they are going through in his or her life. He becomes quite interested when three girls walk in at “A&P”. He is immediately very drawn to their appearance, “They didn't even have shoes on. There was this chunky one with the two-piece-- it was bright green and the seems on the bra was still sharp and her belly was still pretty pale so I guessed she just got it (the suit)--there was this one, with one of those chubby berry-faces, the lips all bunched together under her nose, this one, and a tall one, with black hair that hadn't quite frizzed right, and one of these sunburns right across under the eyes, and a chin that was too long—you know, the kind of girl other girls think is very “striking” and “attractive” but never quite makes it, as they very well know, which is why they like her so much—and then the third one, that wasn't quite so tall. She was the queen” (259). While reading this story one could wonder why the narrator is so assertive during the girls visit. During their whole visit he was…...

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