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Point of View in A P If Updike had not written A P in 1st person point of view the story would be interpreted in an entirely different way The stream-of-consciousness technique is applied directly to the readers understanding of the short story If A P were told by the manager or customers the story would have a change in the way that the events were presented Sammy took the person that read the story inside his mind where the reader could hear each and every detail of his thoughts Because A P was written in 1st person point of view the readers could clearly understand how the girls gave Sammy the small reason that he was looking for to quit his job As soon as the girls walk into the store Sammys attention is focused on them He examines everything about the girls from their clothes to their bodies to their voices Because the reader can read Sammys mind they can learn exactly what he is thinking As the girls walked in Sammy described one of the girls as a chunky kid with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it where the sun never seems to hits at the top of the backs of her legs 480 He goes into exact details of how he sees the girls These details help us get to know him better which helps us to understand the story At the end of the story when he quits his job the reader ponders about what happened to Sammy to make him so miserable work He is very attracted to the girls that walk into the store as stated in the many details he used to describe them After his boss approaches them Sammy recognizes the unfairness of the situation even though he hopes his overreaction would impress the girls Realism in A
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