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Sammy seems doomed from the very first sentence when he says, "In walks three girls in nothing but bathing suits" (Updike 1026). He notices every little detail about the girls from the color of their bathing suits to their tan lines. At this time he is checking out "one of these cash-register-watchers," and he is yelled at for ringing up her item twice (Updike 1026). This distraction from his job shows his interest in the girls, especially the one he calls "Queenie." To Sammy’s delight, Queenie and her two friends pick his register to purchase the "Fancy Herring Snacks in Pure Sour Cream" (Updike 1027).
But, as the story progresses and he starts losing control what he had and stood for is taken from him. Ralph is one of the few characters to understand savagery exists in everyone. While he understands savagery exists he is determined to prevent it from overcoming him. But, when Ralph hunts a pig for the first time he experiences the excitement and joy of savagery and violence, "I hit him....and the spear stuck in a bit! "(Chapter 7?).
The plot of the story deals with three girls who come into the store dressed only in bathing suits. They make their entrance in the very first sentence, and they complicate Sammy's life. At first, Sammy, his older friend Stokesie, and McMahon the butcher all look at the girls lustfully. But of them all, only Sammy enjoys the entertainment the girls bring. The other shoppers crash their carts, look stunned, and are suddenly jarred out of their everyday routine.
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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.
Fred also felt the need to tell Dorothea that she was not up to par at sexual positions. He claimed that other women he had been with were more flexible, and urged Dorothea to become more like them. He treated Dora more like a slave then he did a wife. I don't think he ever really knew how to act around women. In one entry, Dorothea was telling of how Fred ate a ton of scallops and how she was worried of what she would be in for later on that night, (Scallops being thought of as an aphrodisiac).
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