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In the story AP John Updike uses many forms of literature to imply and convey certain messages to his readers The story mainly consists of a 19 year old boy Sammy working in a grocery store who makes observations on the sheep in the store as well as these three girls that walk in with only bathing suits on of which the story revolves around It gives you a sort of inside perspective to the mind of young men and people that havent quite hit adulthood He uses this view to show how things function in the real world things that most people dont notice or pick up on Through his text John Updike conveys to the world his views on men versus women society and adulthood People comment on it all the time but the real truths behind the world of guys and girls are vast and complex For one they usually dont see each other in the same manner as guys often see girls as objects of desire just as Sammy originally does But that is not always the case when even Sammy comes the realization and sees the girls as real equal people while noticing another male making the same wrong observation Sammy as a male is overwhelmed by the girls innocence and simplicity and strives to look good in front of them He feels a since of passion as he sees the Queenie the prettiest of the three girls and relates to her by judging her character and place by her looks prose and speech He does this even to the extent of giving up is job in a foolish attempt to be a hero and for that he gets nothing at the end except the experience of a lifetime Burris Next Updike shows his opinions of the way society functions Through the eyes of Sammy Queenie is seen as a person from a very high social status and he uses
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