A&P Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Sammy refers to both the shoppers in the A&P and the two girls with Queenie as followers, or "sheep." Sheep, for Sammy, symbolize people who just follow the flock, unthinkingly doing what every...
Herring Snacks and Beer Glasses
In an interview, Updike spells out what Sammy hints at in the story: that Queenie is a rich girl. Sammy has learned to tell people's social and economic class in part from what they buy at the stor...
Bathing Suits and Clothing
Why hello. We thought you might come sniffing around here for some thoughts on bathing suits, or even clothes in general. If you want to read our thoughts on that, check out "Character Clues." See...
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