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Essay 2-F Sammy is a sexist pig who suddenly sees the light In John Updikes short story A P the main character Sammy is a cashier at a small grocery store He is seen by many to be a sexist pig describing in detail how he sees the three girls that walk in to the store Sammy is in fact a sexist pig by what he says about them With evidence and quotes from the story Sammy can be determined to be a sexist pig He describes the first girl he sees walking in the store as a chunky kid with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it 421 Although the comment was kept to himself in mind it is a sexist comment Though the girl was in a bathing suit and there was no beach around she probably wasnt trying to get the attention of young guys She was just there to pick up a jar of herring snacks 423 Describing the girls can 421 meaning her backside gives Sammy some credit of being a sexist pig Sammy slowly begins to see the other two girls follow the first He notices not only what theyre wearing but what the little clothing that they have on covers up This clean bare plane of the top of her chest down from the shoulder bones like a dented sheet of metal tilted in the light 421 With this quote he is describing how the bathing suit was slipping off the girl but in a more demeaning manner With the straps pushed off there was nothing between the top of the suit and top of her head except just her 421 Sammy describes that he just sees the girl a one-nighter type He doesnt see that shes a human but just a plaything One other quotethought that Sammy has while these girls whom remain nameless
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