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Varied Reactions to John Updike's "a & P" Short Story

Summary: Provides a reader response to John Updike's short story, "A & P." Describes how details derived from the text can incite diverse reactions from readers based on their own understanding, age, gender, and experience relating to the piece.
A work of literature can mean many things to each new reader who journeys into it. Details derived from the text can incite diverse reactions from readers based on their own understanding, age, gender, and experience relating to the piece. This holds true for John Updike's short story "A & P" when looked at through the eyes of myself, my mother, and my sister.

Upon reading this piece, I could not escape the striking similarities between how Sammy passed the time at the A & P grocery store, and the monotonous routine of when I was employed at a local grocery store. "In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits." From Personal experience, I can tell you that "checking out" women is a favorite past-time of bored adolescent male employees of grocery stores such as Sammy. Even Old McMahon...

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