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A&P

A&P

by John Updike

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Queenie

According to Sammy, Queenie is the one leading her friends on this little shopping adventure. More important, she serves as a guide for Sammy. She shows him how the simple act of dressing differently than others can serve as a protest against what she and Sammy see as unfair standards. Queenie inspires Sammy to take a stand to show everybody what he really believes in.


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