A & P Analysis
A & P is a story about a young guy name Sammy who works at a Grocery Store. One day while he was working and they had bathing suits on. Sammy being your normal teenage boy starts to analyze them one by one describing them everything from their features to personality traits. He takes a keen on Queenie; a name he made up for one of the girls. He calls her Queenie because he says the she seems like the leader of the pack.
For a majority of the story he describes Queenie and her sisters as they walk up and down the aisle shopping. Finally the girl’s checkout Queenie is the one who is paying which makes him happy. The events that are about to happen next is one of the most critical scenes within this story. So they go to pay for their groceries. From the groceries named you can tell that she comes from a family of wealth. As soon as Queenie pulls the money out Sammy’s boss walks out. Sammy already didn’t like his boss. He mentions to Queenie that A & P is not a beach, because he says this it causes Queenie to become red with embarrassment. Sammy all of the sudden feels as if he has to defend her honor. Queenie had already left by the time he went to fight her battle, as he saw it. Sammy then does the unthinkable he argues with his boss and quits his job. He knows this will probably upset his parents but at the time he thought it was the noble thing to do. Only time will tell if he learns from his lesson.
If I was Sammy would I have quit my job for a girl? A girl I may never see or come into contact with again? My answer would be silence. I do not agree with what Sammy did for a several of reasons. One he is 19 year old boy. Any 19 year old I know wants independence. He is ready to get a place of his own. So we can guess that he really needs this job. He might be working to save money for an apartment. Two I think he seems like the type of boy that lacks...