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Reflection on A&P —- Be Your Self

In the movie industry there are directors trying to copy someone else?s style, wishing to create current film favorite. Among the entire scholars there are writers trying to imitate more successful authors. Nowadays people tend to be the product of other?s decision rather than what he really was, living in the world of other?s points of view. What?s more people regard it a taboo to defy the authority or the traditional value.
However, the protagonist — Sammy in Updike?s story did make difference( you may think he didn?t weigh his option carefully to make a wise choice) He is my true model of integrity, being completely true to what is inside him — doing what he knew was right. Regardless of the immediate cost or sacrifice, he chose what he feels he must do, based on what if proper, not on what is expedient. He quitted his job for he disliked the way his manager treat the three bathing suit girls ?§ After this come in here with your shoulders covered. It?s our Policy.? Moreover, he thought, ?§ once you being a gesture, it?s fatal not to go through with it? So his acute saying of quitting the job wasn?t his false pride and ego or a manifestation to show his sympathy for the girl (even to attract the girl?s attention) but a strong love of liberty, and a detestation of hypocrisy. How true it was?§ That?s policy for you. Policy is what the kingpins what. What the other want is juvenile delinquency? Yet, it was a difficult choice of a moment or even a lifetime so unknown and often difficult, Sammy indeed choose the exception challenge path as ?§ I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter.? I feel that he stands above everyone else?s life, for he didn?t opt to the common route, the reliable life. The story shows me that truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world; and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood. Sammy is really the master of his …


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