John Updike's A & P

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In “A&P” by John Updike, Sammy is the narrator. If the story had been written from a different perspective, however, the story would have a completely different tone. Sammy is one of a few different characters in the story that had a perspective on the situation the story is based around. At the start, he was rather curious about what was going on. As it went on he grew to understand what was happening and he wanted to show off and be the hero. Suppose the story was narrated by Lengel. While he doesn’t have a major part in the story, he was the one to directly cause the conflict. From Lengel’s point of view it would have been seen as the girls who caused the conflict. In addition, since it was told by Sammy’s perspective, there is

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