A&P

A&P

Analyses of ?A&P?
John Updike is the author of a short story entitled ?A&P?. The main character of this story is a young teenaged boy named Sammy who is the protagonist as well as the dynamic character. He is a cashier at the local A&P grocery store in a old fashion community. Sammy?s co-worker Stokesie is a cashier at the register next to him, he is one of the static characters that never really changes or evolves. Another, character of his kind who does not affect the plot in any way is McMahon the butcher. Sammy?s boss on the other hand is the antagonist of the story as well as the character that helps the climax develop. Updike?s story is a bit sexist also, he does not name any of the women characters. Instead, he substitutes their real names for other names such as Queenie, Sheep and Houseslaves. Queenie is the ringleader of her group of friends, and also what one would label a flat character. Updike never reveals to the reader the personalities of Queenie?s friends. Instead, he describes them as sheep that trace every step of their friend Queenie. Updike?s other static characters are the houseslaves, which

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