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Imagine a time when it was absolutely unacceptable to write about sex People would criticize you for discussing such a private matter during the 1960s Howeverforty years later-- a story mostly based on sex published during those times became one of the most famous short stories in literature AP is a well-known short story by John Updike The author uses a point of setting a symbol and a point of style to express the character and characterization of the main protagonist Sammy Sammy is a 19 year-old teenage boy working at a supermarket known as AP back in those days John Updike uses a point of setting to express his odd character The author uses an atmosphere to reveal the character and characterization of Sammy as flat The atmosphere in this story is how the author makes the characters feel and in this case there is an absorbed atmosphere of lust Since the beginning of the story pg 50 Sammy had been noticing every detail of the girl he called Queenie He was focused on every elaborate detail about her whether it was her appearance when he noticed her dirty-pink beige bathing suit or the way she thinks when he mentioned you never know how a girls mind work Sammy was practically stalking her he was looking at her private body parts pg 51 which shows that his character is both offensive and somewhat immature However it is not utterly immature because checking out girls in bathing suits is normal for a teenager like him but one of the reasons Sammy might be exceptionally obsessed with Queenie can be because he was not as familiar with attractive girls like other boys his age He might not go out often or even maybe hes bad looking He does not see them everyday and his reaction and obsessiveness towards this girl is a main part of his character Throughout the whole story Sammy has only been
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