Essay #2-F: “Sammy is a sexist pig who suddenly sees the light”
In John Updike’s short story, “A & P,” the main character, Sammy, is a cashier at a small grocery store. He is seen by many to be a sexist pig, describing in detail how he sees the three girls that walk in to the store. Sammy is in fact a sexist pig by what he says about them. With evidence and quotes from
showed first 75 words of 495 total
showed last 75 words of 495 total
girls by what they look like makes him a pig. But how he describes them, in the manner that he does, makes him sexist. Towards the end, when he looks for “[his] girls” (425), he notices they are not there. Maybe he realized that since he didn’t know them that they weren’t going to hang around for him, or maybe he realized that no girl would want to hang out with a sexist pig.