Essays Tagged: "Queenie"

"A Christmas Memory ", with an opinion paragraph describing feelings toward this nonfictional story by Truman Capote.

decided it was fruitcake weather. She called him to get their buggy and her hat to go pick pecans. Queenie, their terrier who has survived illness and snake bites, follows them on their errand. After ... e tree out of colored paper, crayons, and tin foil. They each made kites for each other, and bought Queenie a beef bone. During the night, Sook could not sleep. She woke-up Buddy and they talked until ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Plot of John Updike's A & P.

se he feels strangely protective of them. He nicknames the bare-shouldered ringleader of the girls "Queenie." The manner in which the girls are dressed shocks many of the customers since it is such an ... he girls and calls them down in front of the entire store because of their scantly clad appearance. Queenie tries to defend herself and her friends, but to no avail. They quickly and sheepishly leave ...

(2 pages) 127 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The point-of-view of John Updike's "A & P".

hunky to the one that was overweight as if he had known her his whole life. The leader of the pack, Queenie, seemed to be the one who made all the first moves. His opinion of these girls was at first ... e a point for himself as he decides to be a hero as the story concludes. First person point of view Queenie struts her way to the register only to be followed at separate intervals by her lovely beach ...

(3 pages) 162 0 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A comparison paper of James Joyce's Araby and John Updike's A&P

or them to bear.Sammy is working as a cashier at A&P when he spots her, the girl who he labels "Queenie". She is leading a parade around the store with her two fiends following. The three of them ... and turned slow it made my stomach rub the inside of my apron...."(126). Sammy is quite taken with "Queenie" he desires her to pay attention to him.Sammy is absolutely thrilled when the three girls ap ...

(3 pages) 168 3 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life During and After the "A & P"

change forever as "three girls in nothing but bathing suits" lead by a girl whoSammy refers to as "Queenie" walk into the A & P. Sammy has never witnessed suchfreedom. It is in these girls that S ... ; P and even then they are generally "women withsix children and varicose veins mapping their legs" Queenie has a distinct advantage overSammy and the rest of the town which allows her to act so freel ...

(3 pages) 111 1 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A & P Coming of Age

ining armour that rescues the queen. In this instance, it is symbolically the leader of the girls, "Queenie". When Sammy contemplates his decision, he decides to be mature enough to take the consequen ... osing to follow or lead can alter the end result. Sammy saw the "sheep" and wanted nothing of them. Queenie and the two other girls represented something new. It was something different. They symboliz ...

(3 pages) 110 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short story summary of "The A&P" by John Updike

aring clothes that nobody in the society would wear in the A&P. The main girl, who he nicknamed Queenie, had on a bikini top and walked in with her head held high. The other two girls just followe ... understand why they couldn't just stop in and get one thing they were sent by their parents to get. Queenie argued with the manager because she didn't think that she had caused a problem. But Sammy kn ...

(3 pages) 64 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Story A and P

suits, catching the eye of the two cashiers, Sammy and Stokesie. Sammy gives the girls nicknames: "Queenie", "Plaid", and "Big Tall Goony-Goony". The girl with her straps down is named Queenie becaus ... ack, frizzy hair and a long chin. She is sun burnt under her eyes and is pale. Sammy indicates that Queenie "has on a kind of dirty pink--beige maybe, I don't know--bathing suit with a little nubble a ...

(3 pages) 31 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Typical Man

's main character Sammy didn't cross the line on being a sexistpig.From the moment the three girls-"Queenie", "that chunky one", and "the tall one"- entered the supermarket he acted like a normal typi ... u know, the kind of girl other girls think is very "striking" and " attractive""¦"(421); and Queenie, "She came down a little hard on her heels, as if she didn't walk in bare feet that much"&br ...

(3 pages) 641 0 3.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cold Sassy Tree

with his dog, T.R. The train is heading his way and Will falls between the tracks and is ran over. Queenie is the Tweedy's cook and her husband, Loomis is the one who takes Will home, and saves T.R. ...

(3 pages) 1877 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


not as tall as the others and she is wearing a dirty beige bathing suit. What struck Sammy was that Queenie did not have her straps up one her bathing suit. She also had the kind of hair that the sun ... up one her bathing suit. She also had the kind of hair that the sun and water had bleached. Queenie then caught the eye of Stoksie, and she huddled with the other two girls. Then the chunky on ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the short story "A&P" by Updike

rap of the bathing suit loose on her arm, he instantly determines the girl is pretty. He calls her "Queenie" even though he has no connection with her. On the beach, wearing bathing suit is common and ... , so women in public generally put something on over their bathing suit. When the girls come back, "Queenie" puts down a jar and Sammy realizes that the girl is "bare as God made them." He starts to w ...

(3 pages) 58 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


as wrong, he seems to feel contempt for the different sort of ogling the customers do: " . . . when Queenie's white shoulders dawned on them, [they would] kind of jerk, or hop, or hiccup, but their ey ... ted at least in part by three of society's shallowest values. He is motivated by money: he believes Queenie's family richer and more elegant than his own family or the "crummy" (16) A & P crowd. H ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Paul's Case Rebellion

mmy's perspective changes as he describes with great detail the attractiveness of the girl he calls Queenie. Sammy's attention is going towards Queenie's "prima donna legs" and her "white shoulders" a ... that Sammy does thinks but he is still kind of young to do things as he want. He was showing off to Queenie's and the girls when he quit his job and he was thinking about how his parents will feel but ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ellen and Queenie: Their Inadvertent Impact

Ellen and Queenie: Their Inadvertent ImpactIn literature, like in life, characters and personalities are very ... eMarco from A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris, and the lead girl (who is referred to as Queenie) from the short story A&P by John Updike. Both were admired from afar in their respectiv ... ain character, and both were unaware of their important position in their stories.Ellen DeMarco and Queenie both struck the main characters in the two stories upon sight. Rayona saw the older, beautif ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Queenie ("A&P") and Miss Ferenczi ("Gryphon")

ore vital and unique. Although there are a lot of traditional conventions in society, the character Queenie in "A&P" created by John Updike and Miss Ferenczi in "Gryphon" written by Charles Baxter ... Updike and Miss Ferenczi in "Gryphon" written by Charles Baxter are not the typical American women. Queenie and Miss Ferenczi have the differences in appearance and behavior, but they are all describe ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Breaking the Mold

traffic (not that there were any signs or anything) were pretty hilarious. You could see them, when Queenie's white shoulders dawned on them, kind of a jerk, or hop, or hiccup, but their eyes snapped ... pped back to their own baskets and on they pushed." (3). Sammy finds the girls presence, especially Queenies, enchanting and inspiring. They knowingly flaunt and disobey the "norm", something Sammy ha ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays