He gets distracted from his duties at work and makes mistakes because he is busy gawking at some girls, and he ultimately quits those duties simply to try to impress those girls. Even though Sammy is nineteen, he is not mature enough to hold to his own responsibilities. Rather, he runs from them to retreat into his own sensuality. "In walks three girls in nothing but bathing suits"(Kennedy 13). This is how the story "A&P", and subsequently, Sammy's shirking of his duties begins.
When in actuality, the girls walked on, the irony is that he resigned for their approval, and they had already walked on and did not witness the resignation. Updike uses the experiences of teenagers to say how choices can affect our lives and the consequences that follow. When Sammy decides to quit his job, he is making the choice to be an individual and venture into the unknown. He does not want to be married with children at a young age like Stokesie, nor be as rigid as the manager, Mr.Lengel. The story ends with the sentence “I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter” (Updike 102) which means Sammy is no longer a carefree teen, but a man who now has to accept that his rash choice to quit came with a result.
When looking back at the store after walking out, Sammy’s “stomach kind of fell as [he] felt how hard the world was going to be to [him] hereafter” (Updike 8). The author concludes his short story with that sentence to show that Sammy has realized how hard the world is always going to be for him. Scenarios such as walking into a store in the middle of town with only bathing suits on, going against all the followers of the community and actually standing up for what you believe in was not an everyday thing in this neighborhood. Therefore, what Sammy did was the right thing to do. Sammy shows that his typical dreary job at a supermarket turned into something that changed his life.
Abusive language: Abuse language means bad words. When we use bad or substandard words then we use abusive language. Abusive means ‘INSULTING’ language. EXAMPLE: • Idiot • Black-bitch • I don’t give a shit about your feelings. • You stupid people are out of mind.
Bathing Beauties John Updike’s “A&P” is a short story about a nineteen year old boy during the 1960’s that has a summer job at the local A&P grocery. The main character in the story, Sammy, realizes that life isn’t always fair and that sometimes a person makes decisions that he will regret. Sammy sees that life doesn’t always go as planned when three young girls in bathing suits walk in and his manager Lengel gives them a hard time, and he comes to term with that sometimes you make bad decisions. Sammy is astounded by three young girls that walk into his store in their bathing suits. He follows their every move as they peruse over the cookies and other goods.
For example, a woman is portrayed as overweight, ill-dressed, and unappealing. Jack and his peers are visibly disgusted by the woman. While the idea behind the unappealing woman could have been to humor the audience, that did not seem to be humorous to everyone. On top of the criticism of being sexists, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic was not impressed with the film either. “The subtitle of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is "Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Lengel criticizes the girls for shopping in his store in their beachwear. He states the store policy requires that "their shoulders be covered.” The three girls are embarrassed by the ex-Sunday school teacher, " blushing though their light tans." Sammy rang up the items for the girls, but as the transaction was finished, he states to the manager, “I quit.” Sammy, trying to be the hero and standing up for the girls, gets completely ignored and unnoticed by the girls that he so desperately wanted to impress. The trio had already turned their backs and were headed for the exit. Sammy has a quick discussion with his ex-manager and r... ... middle of paper ... ...n again in the future.
That concept is really hard. To be honest I hate the person I am it’s not the person I wish I could be. I hate being this super shy girl with depression, who’s over weight so lots of us including myself try to look like the super models and the TV stars. “No one wants to see a fat model” was said in a TV show. Sometimes all we see is the flaws so to grow over them we try to hide them with the things that everyone is doing.
She doesn 't even like you that much,” Gretchen whispers to Cady (Mean Girls). Putting others down by calling names or saying hurtful things causes more problems then one would think. This can cause mental and emotional problems. Saying her hair is an ugly color or her mom is fat are just some examples of very hateful things that can be used to put others down. These are things that she has no control over.