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"A&P" and "Cathedral"
An analysis of the epiphanies experienced by the protagonists in John Updike's "A&P" and Raymond Carver's "Cathedral."
# 124766 | 750 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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This analysis provides a discussion of the epiphany experienced by Sammy in John Updike's short story "A&P" and the epiphany of the husband in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral." An introduction and conclusion compares and contrasts the nature of the epiphanies.

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"In John Updike's "A&P" and Raymond Carver's "Cathedral", the protagonists of each short story experience an epiphany in the course of their actions. Updike's protagonist is an adolescent boy named Sammy, who works in a grocery store. His epiphany occurs when he realizes there is a cost for standing up for principals in society. Because he believes the store owner has treated three girls in an embarrassing manner, Sammy quits his job. Carver's protagonist is a man who has difficulty making connection with other..."

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