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The story "A & P" by John Updike is a tale of a young man who lets his desires and his anger get a little to far ahead of him and in the end winds up quitting his job. The main character of the story is Sammy. An eighteen year old boy from a small suburb outside Boston who works at an A & P Supermarket. Sammy seems like an average boy who seems a tad bit …

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…it was just Sammy and Lengel now. Realizing what he had done, and still hoping by that some slim miracle the girls would turn around and crown him their hero. It wasn’t gonna happen and Sammy knew he could now go back now and that his decision, as wrong it may have been was final. Bibliography Updike, John. "A & P" The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 5th Boston. Bedford/St. Martins. 1999, 576-580.