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John Updikes A P Do you remember the grocery store chain AP The letters stand for Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and the store used to be one of the most popular in the United States The third person narrator of a story or poem play or novel is not the same person as the author The narrator of this story is named Sammy which is a kids or teenagers name what we call Sammys voice or his own particular way of thinking comes through very clearly because he is the narrator His voice reveals him to be a dissatisfied young adult male Sammy is our first example of a narrator who is also a character Sammy is what we call a 1st person narrator 1st person I am Plural we 2nd person you are Plural you are 3rd person he she it is Plural they are A first-person narrator can present certain problems eg he or she may have something to hide and so may not be telling us the entire truth or he or she may not know the entire truth Do you see any problems in this area regarding Sammy Judging by his tone of voice--the way he sounds--what kind of person do you think Sammy is Is he a smart-ass Is he just a bored kid Sammy is bored His entire world consists of the grocery store which is artificially heated and cooled and has everything one could ever need in the way of food and many other products However Sammy has been in his dead-end job for so long that he has contempt for his customers he calls them sheep One day when three girls walk into the store Sammy is strongly attracted to one of them He thinks of the one he likes as Queenie Why does he call her this Later when the manager warns the girls not to
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