In a&p, updike illustrates that sammy's immaturity results from his judgmental attitude, disrespectful personality, and sexist beliefs body paragraph 1 topic sentence-- first of all, updike depicts sammy as judgmental toward his customers, co-workers, and family transition - no transition (it's. Sammy can be described in many ways he is very opinionated and observant of his surroundings from the beginning of the story sammy is seen as in the story he quickly analyzes the girls as they come in the store in fact, in the very first sentence sammy says in walks these three girls in nothing.
- sammy in a & p by john updike is a developed typical teenage boy, who goes through many changes throughout the duration of the story it all started when he saw three girls walk in the store about his own age wearing only their bathing suites, it flattered him it caused sammy do a lot of. For example, sammy's comment on the unknowability of the female mind should be taken as a sammy refers to both the shoppers in the a&p and the two girls with queenie as followers, or throughout the story, sammy exhibits prowess in both observing others and gleaning insights from.
Sammy, the narrator of a&p, is an opinionated, sarcastic, disaffected teenager with a healthy interest in the opposite sex and a keen observational sense sammy notices everything around him, and he drinks in every detail of the girls' physical appearance, from the texture and patterns of their bathing.
Sammy wants to experience what lies beyond the a&p this story showcases a young man blooming into maturity, accepting responsibility and represents the reality sammy is experiencing a transition that will change his life forever this is what will make sammy's life hard from here on outsammy is. In the beginning of the story a&p, sammy shows his immaturity in a few different ways sammy eagerly awaits the three girls appearance at work for his own entertainment and continues on with his immaturity by becoming lost in his thoughts and creating a song to the jingle of the cash register. Sammy, the 19-year-old narrator of a&p, is a cashier in an a&p grocery store in a small massachusetts town the story he tells takes place on a thursday afternoon in the summer updike makes these class distinctions explicit in an interview, and there are hints of them in the story. Sammy then leaves the store, seemingly in expectation of some display of affection or appreciation from the young women involved, only to find that they've already left, apparently readers don't learn sammy's name until the end of the story, even though he is the first-person narrator of the story.
Sammy goes through the stages of being the orphan, the warrior, the martyr and the sage in the next paragraphs, you will see the transitions that sammy goes through in such a short period of time the girls who walk in to the story have a revolution which causes sammy to step out of his comfort.
Sammy's coworker, store manager, and three young female customers individually play an important role and also collectively represent ideas and attitudes that the purpose of the minor characters in the story is to show the internal conflict that sammy is experiencing sammy's coworker, stokesie, is.