A & P: A Character Analysis of Sammy Essay | A & P: A Character Analysis of Sammy

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A & P: A Character Analysis of Sammy

Summary: Discusses John Updike's short story "A&P." Provides a character study of Sammy, the protagonist of the story. Describes how the actions he takes in the story affect his life.
Bildungsroman, by definition, is a coming of age story. The word, of German origin,

translates in English as being a story that traces the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main character from childhood to maturity. This is a prototype of John Updike's short story, "A & P," the protagonist, Sammy, is faced with a difficult dilemma, and comes to realize a universal truth about human behavior. Sammy comes to understand that the world is an unusual place and that irrational choices based on impulse are not the best way to solve personal issues.

The controversy between Sammy and his boss, Lengel, takes place one hot summer day in an A & P, located five miles from the local beach near Salem, MA. Three young ladies walk in wearing beach attire, consisting of nothing more than bathing suits. Just because these...

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