John Updike Sammy Maturity

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Steps of maturity in Sammy’s character In his short story John Updike, narrates a particular journey of his main character Sammy; a teenager who is working as a clerk in A&P, a grocery store in a small New England town. As he suddenly saw these three girls in bath suit entering in the store, Sammy saw himself fascinated. He observes and describes the strange creatures that caught his attention. Through that intriguing process, some changes occur in a Sammy character, going from immature reactions to his last decision. The scene began when the three girls get in the store but he is not abled to see them because he has his back facing the doors. That precision made let us knows how his daily routine is going to change immediately when he is going to see them. Once one of them gets on his sigh he did not remove his gaze from them; starting to scan each of their body: ‘’The one that caught my eye first was the one in the placid green two-piece. She was a chunky kid, with a good tan and…show more content…
He even helps them out finding what they were looking for. The way other people were look at them started make him uncomfortable, especially when the manager, Lengel has been rude with the girls because of how they were dressed, telling them that the store is not a beach and, making them feel embarrassed. This scene, where the manager were arguing with the girls and caught the attention of costumer revolted Sammy “That's policy for you. Policy is what the kingpins want. What the others want is juvenile delinquency. All this while, the customers had been showing up with their carts but, you know, sheep, seeing a scene”, he has an adult reaction, be able to have a different point of

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