Sammy As A Pynamic Character In A & P By John Updike

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In the short story "A&P" by John Updike we see a nineteen year old store clerk named Sammy; who presumably projects self-centered young adult who eventually matures throughout this one day in particular when three girls walk into the store. Later on making an impact on a decision that changes him mentally for good, this portrays his process in maturing. Into all showing that Sammy is in fact a dynamic character. Where his characters point of view evolves from having an immature behavior to slowly maturing as the day goes by to taking a stand; not caring what the consequences his decision will bring and thus, showing his becoming of age (going from boyhood to adulthood).
From the beginning of the story "A&P" we see Sammy's boyish and immaturity reveal. And he shows it for example in the first line saying, "In walks three girls with nothing but bathing suits" (Updike 18). Demonstrating how Sammy is sexually describing the girls in a point of view that stereotypically speaking many nineteen year old guys would have as well. Following the descriptive ways that he goes on talking about each of the three girls individually, "There was this chunky one, with the two piece... her belly was still pretty pale" then the next one, "there was this one... and a tall one... the kind of girl other girls think is very "striking" and "attractive" and the last one, "the third one wasn't quite tall." "She was the queen." "...On these long white primadonna legs." It is apparent that Sammy sees these girls as nothing more than lusting objects or what can be known as unapproachable desires of an immature boy. Furthermore making it easy to assume that a boy would so such actions, like to quit a job; to impress some girls.
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...t quitting. He walked off "His face was dark gray and his back stiff, as if he'd just had an injection of iron, and my stomach kind of fell as I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter"(23). This Last sentence quote illustrates that although he knows his parents will be upset over his decision he now knows that he is on charge of his life and can make decision without caring what others have to say in regard of it.
In conclusion Sammy is indeed a Dynamic character because the story "A&P" by John Updike shows the progress in which Sammy goes through from childish/immature behavior to having the power to stand up for himself and what he knows is right. you see this change through the words and actions the character Sammy makes through the whole story. This story showing the development of ones characteristic to be in charge of their on decisions.
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