To begin with, the narrators in both of the articles have their own way of revealing their feelings, and motivations about work; through the use of an archetypal office setting, they show their attitude towards their occupation. Ray Miller’s short story “Work” takes place at a typical office with cubicles. Davis, the narrator and the main ch...
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...workplace; however what makes them different is their reaction to the attitude. Sammy took actions on his thoughts, whereas Davis remained a follower.
All in all, both of the authors, Ray Miller and John Updike, wrote their short stories from the narrator’s point of view to reveal their feelings, and convey their attitude towards work. The narrator’s job is at two complete different places, yet both share one common feeling about it, and that is work being monotonous. Davis in Miller’s short story “Work” isn’t able to go home because none of his co-workers leave even as night approaches. He has a hard time standing up for himself; therefore the only thing left for him to do was keep thinking about leaving work. While, Sammy in Updike’s short story “A&P” stands up for the girls rights to dress however they want by arguing with his manager and quitting his job.
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