An examination into ''A & P" John Updike's story A & P presents an impulsive young man, Sammy, who quits his job suddenly. In this story Sammy works as a checker at the A & P supermarket store. When one day three girls enter the store and are repremanded for their dress by the store manager and sunday school teacher, Lengel. Sammy trying to be the hero and earn the girls attention, acts on a sudden feeling and soon realizes he has made a monsterous mistake. Three literary tools that Updike uses to develope this story [ A & P] are charectorization, style, and theme.
Comparison of the film Penelope and book The Giver (Penelope) The movie Penelope was all about a young girl named Penelope who was searching for a man who can break the spell casted to her great grandfather but was generated on her. Her grandfather had impregnated a woman who was a servant in their mansion and was forced not to marry her because their life status doesn’t match in any way. As revenge to the Wilhern family, the mother of the woman impregnated by her grandfather casted a spell on their family that the next girl born in their family line would have the aspect of a pig and so when Penelope was born, she was sent far from their mansion and was hidden by her parents. The only way to break the spell was to find a one of her own and learns to truly love her, which was interpreted by her parents to mean a man of noble birth. To break the spell, her mom had taught her everything a lady should be in order to find a noble man who would fall in love with her.
After all, “they couldn’t help it” (79). Ready to check out, the girls unfortunately catch the eye of Sammy’s manager, Lengel, who also “teaches Sunday school” (80). When confronting the girls, Lengel states more than once that “this isn’t the beach” (80) and that the are to “come in here with your shoulders covered” (81) in their future visits to A&P. After seeing his manager publicly humiliate the girls and ringing up their purchase, Sammy hopes to become “their unsuspected hero” (81) by quitting his job. Although Lengel gives him the opportunity to change his mind, Sammy folds his apron and leaves it on the counter with the bow tie on top.
The sight distracts Sammy resulting in a mistake made while ringing up a customer, who “gives him hell” for the mistake. With no more customers in his isle, Sammy tracks the girls as they make their way around the store. He watches closely, giving them names of his own: first, “Queenie”, the leader of the group as well as the prettiest, then “Plaid”, the chubby one in a two piece, finally “Bid Tall Goony-Goony”, the tall, plain looking one. His behavior resembles that of a typical teenage boy. He enjoys looking at the girls bodies as well as joking with his co-worker Stokesie about them.
She get’s out of bed, wakes up her brother, goes over to Miss Lottie’s, and destroys all of her marigold’s, but during this she gets caught, and when Miss Lottie caught her she acted like nothing had happened, and she’d done nothing wrong. “M-miss Lottie”, “I scrambled to my feet and just stood there and stared at her.”(84) Third, Lizabeth is a very disturbing girl in this story, for example when her and her friends go to Miss Lottie’s and Miss Lottie is working outside, in her garden, and the kid’s pick on her. There is no need for them to bother such a quite, kept to herself lady. Miss Lottie is very quiet, and kept to herself, and never bothers a soul. Quote “We crept to the edge of the bushes that bordered the narrow road in front of Miss Lottie’s place.
Sammy and his decision Most men will try their hardest just to impress women. This is what A&P is all about. Sammy, who works as a cashier in a supermarket, gives us a perfect example what he done to impress a girl. His poor decision to quit his job was a bad decision and will definitely have a big effect on him in the future. In the very first sentence Sammy seemed shocked, "In walks three girls in nothing but bathing suits" (Updike).
Chloe and Tori escape with help from liz after struggling with Tori's mother, Diane (also a witch), but not before Diane hits Chloe's aunt Lauren with a seemingly fatal spell. The two girls run from Diane while she was busy with Lauren. When safe, Chloe reads the letter her Aunt Lauren gave her which explains that she only ever wanted to help young supernaturals, and that it wasn't until her own niece was in danger that she realized how dangerous the Edison Group was. The next day, they meet up with Derek and Simon at the factory. The four of them decide to find Simon and Derek's father's friend Andrew Carson, who supposedly will be able to help them.
The film begins with the protagonist named Sophie who works as a hatter, on her way to the local bakery, unexpectedly meets Howl, who is thought to be invisible as no one has seen him, takes a liking towards her. This is then seen by the films antagonist for the first half of the film, the Wicked Witch of The Waste, who wants the heart of Howl. She then curses Sophie by turning her into an old woman who cannot tell anyone of the curse. Searching for the cure to her dilemma, Sophie then begins her physical journey from her house to find the Witch in order to remove the curse. On her way she finds a possessed scarecrow who eventually leads her to howl’s castle and becomes the cleaning lady in order to
At the end of the book Oly kills Ms. Lick and then turns around and kills herself because she couldn’t deal with life on life’s terms. Not to mention the fact that she was keeping this huge secret away from her estranged daughter who doesn’t even know Oly is her mother. In my opinion the ending would have been better if it were written something like this…… Olympia is in the locker room and she’s already shot Ms. Lick but before the vapors have a chance to reach her and before she pulls the trigger on herself, she gets a sudden burst of courage thinking about all the times growing up when she took the easy way out and decides to tell Miranda the truth if it’s the last thing she does and she wants to tell her from her own mouth. She hurries and escapes the locker room and off the fire escape has a hard time because of her hunched back but she makes it all the way back to the apartment where she gets rid of the gun by throwing it into the garbage disposal outside her house. Oly goes back into her apartment and wraps herself up in a blanket, she spews some crumpled up Kleenex on the floor and night stand by her bed to give the impression that she’s been sick and in bed all day for when the police come to question her.
When Mrs. Johnson tells Dee that she cannot have them because she has already given them to Maggie; Dee gets furious that Maggie could come before her. Dee tries to argue that Maggie will ruin the quilts by using them everyday. Maggie tells Dee that she can just have the quilts, but Mrs. Johnson won’t have it. Dee gets mad that she did not get her way, and says hateful things to her sister and mother as she is leaving. You see, one person’s glamour, may be another’s misery; just as what someone may display, someone else could put to personal everyday use.