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I enjoy stories that are long and involved However the short story A P by John Updike is a wonderful exception to this rule Updike writes the story from a viewpoint of what I believe to be a younger more contemporary person The story contains many other enjoyable attributes such as the comments about young girls flesh I found the story to be a good read and although I typically dont like stories that are short and uninvolved I was able to gain a lot of enjoyment from this work The story begins with little-to-no foreshadowing and doesnt enlighten the reader until about half way through the piece All of the sudden the reader is cast into an A P grocery store in what I would think to be the late 1950s Although undocumented the writer gives details that point to this time period I didnt think I would enjoy the story because it doesnt provide much background information on anything However as I began to read the story I was able to create background information of my own which changed my opinion about the story altogether I found the work to be enjoyable in other ways as well I got the impression that the main character was a younger fellow His comments and actions sounded more immature than mature so I was able to relate more closely to the work I found that there were many thought processes that are similar to an adolescent boys rather than to a more experienced adult A good example of this can be seen toward the end of paragraph 2 when he gives his interpretation of what happens in a girls mind He makes a simile to a bee buzzing in a glass jar A mature person would never make a statement that is so thoughtless I enjoyed it very much Im able to make a few emotional connections
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