Sunday, May 28, 2017

John Updike's short story "A&P" Summary

The short story "A&P" written by John Updike is about a turning point in life when it seemed no reasons for the big decision. A nineteen years old cash-register who was bored with his job, suddenly decided to quit when the manager made a reprimand to three girls who had come to the grocery only in the bathing suits which wasn't appropriate.

Besides the theme of rebellion, Updike drew a colorful picture of the thoughts and feelings of the young boy who was observing life around him. The author also described a daily routine. The protagonist of the story made a bit cynical comments. He thought the beauty of girls. Last part of the story was connected with his future career.

This is a link to the short movie dedicated to this story:

This story was discussed with the teacher Vitalii in online school

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