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Question: 1. What are the literal events- the incidents- of this narrative? How do these events add up to Sammy's decision at the end of the story?From the excerpt short story we observe three ladies who enter into a shopping Centre A n P to purchase a product. The ladies dress code is quite exposing; as if they'd come directly from a bathtub- and this moves a lot of male workers to stare at them, including the narrator. Even though the young male employees adore this other more mature workers feel pity to their spoilt dressing code?this includes the manager who sternly corrects them for dressing as poorly as such to a shopping Centre. The narrator is angered by this and as the ladies leave the shopping Centre, the narrator quits his job for this reason.2. A & P is confined to one setting (the inside of a supermarket) and a brief period of time. How would the plot change if it began with Sammy walking up at his house on the morning of the same day?Since this story is set inside of a supermarket, the working place of Sammy, he ends up losing his job because he felt it was his responsibility to defend a bunch of ill-dressed ladies within his working premises. The plot would change because Sammy will not have to lose his job and neither could his family remain disappointed in him. His day would have been better if he did not meet the three ladies.3. Discuss impact of Sammy's attitude on the narrative. Point to places I the text where Sammy interprets events rather tha

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