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John Updike “A&P” Take place in a grocery store in the middle of town “five miles from a beach”(3).Sammy the cashier at the store and the narrator who is the narrator of the story day completely went from usual to exciting. When three girls entered the store with swimsuits which Sammy is fascinated by? Updike gradually explained the setting and the climax that encourage Sammy for quitting his job. Sammy immediately distracted by examines the girls as soon as they walk into the door.”I stood there with my hand on a box of HiHo crackers trying to remember if I rang it up or not”(1).The customer started lashing out noticing that he had rang the item more than once. The girls parade through the store with no shoes on. One particularly girl grasp his attention as the leader and he name her” Queenie” as the Queen of the group. All the girls seem to be unique but their differences is what hold the attention of Sammy. He observes everything about the girls from the time they walk into the store to the time they precede to check out. Even watching a hoping they would appear from spot, like being chase by a dog and wondering whether it was going to appear again. “The whole store was like a pinball machine and I didn’t know which tunnel they’d come out of” (3). It is a fact that this was the most excitements the store had in the time of Sammy working there. Sammy uses “sheep” to refer to the usual customers. Customers of the store normally walk with the traffic and never seem out of place. The way he describe the customers in the store and how their reaction to the girls they were surprise in seeing them in a swim suit. Sammy goes in detail by stating “You could see them, when Queenie’s white shoulder dawned on them, kind of jerk, or hop, or hiccup, but their eyes snapped back to their own baskets and on they push. I bet you…...

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