Essay on A & P By John Updike

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Modern A&P John Updike’s “A&P” is a fine example of an early 1960’s “rite of passage” or “initiation into adulthood” story. According to the introduction of adulthood theme, heroic irony, and erotic experience in this short story, Updike’s work moves forwardly in essential subjectivity for a modern day writing in today’s society. John Updike is the author of many artistic and creative novels such as “Rabbit, Run” (1960), which is the prequel to his most famous “Rabbit” series. Another few works of Updike was “The Centaur” (1963), which received the National Book Award a year later, and notably “Seek My Face” (2002). (Saldivar 215). Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. This location in which he was born was near Shillington, Pennsylvania where Shillington high school resides and the school that Updike later attended. (Autumn 121). Upon graduation, Updike was a very bright and intelligent character as he proved this statement when he was awarded co-valedictorian and the reigning class president until 1950. (Saldivar). In contribution to Updike’s academic achievements and accomplishments, he was given a full ride scholarship to Harvard University. Based upon how Updike portrayed his love for education and involving himself with the school system, the scholarship proved to be an astounding reward for all of his hard work. He had ecstatically grown up with admiration towards fine art and writing. (Updike 1325). Updike fulfilled a…

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