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There are several themes used in Updikes classic short story AP You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea Travel is very inspirational - but its in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family Trigiani AP uses many different themes in this story such as femme fatale fall of man and the coming of age to illustrate the power of desire These literary elements are the most popular in Updikes short story and they add more detail to the story Sammy the narrator of AP is an opinionated sarcastic disaffected teenager with a healthy interest in the opposite sex and a keen observational sense SparkNotes Editors Queenie is the leader of her group of friends and she has clearly induced the other two girls into making a spectacle of themselves by walking into the AP wearing only their bathing suits they dont really respect themselves and theyre careless Sammy is a hopeless romantic he goes beyond the surface details to glean insights about the people he observes He is very observant and descriptive For example he sayswith the straps pushed off there was nothing between the top of the suit and the top of her head except just her 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 I mean it was more than pretty3 He is a prototypical teenage boy with a healthy interest in the opposite sex He tries his best to overemphasize the appearance of the three girls that he sees walking in the store He said I quit 4 after he saw his the girls whod blame them are in a hurry to get out of the store he wanted them to see him being a hero for them You didnt have to embarrass them Sammy said
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