Analysis Of John Updike's A & P

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In the story, A&P, the setting impacts the meaning of the work. Throughout the story, some things would be different because of the setting. The setting can make the mood for how a story is told, and how the characters feel. During the story, the store itself is important with how the girls are treated. Also, the time period in which this all takes place definitely has an impact. One example is the grocery story, A&P, itself. When the girls walk in with their bathing suits on, into a more conservative place where everyone goes, it is considered unacceptable. A grocery is not usually a place where young girls go in. Sammy says that he sees all the “sheep” and is sort of bored. He sees the same kind of people all day. Then when these girls come

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