A&P Analysis SETTING Name: _________________ Setting/Time Period Quote 1: Setting/Time Period Quote 2: Setting/Time Period Quote 3: What can you infer about the social/political/historical landscape? What can you infer about the social/political/historical landscape? What can you infer about the social/political/historical landscape? CHARACTERS Character (plus some description) Sammy Social Power/Status He’s a young grocery store clerk with no real status in a small town. He is from a poor family. He seems to have no real plans for the future. He judges and describes everyone. What norms accepted? What norms rejected? Supporting Quotes A&P Analysis Queenie Stoksie Lengel “The Sheep” The sheep are the store customers. They seem to all be women that Sammy finds rude or stupid or ugly. These are one-dimensional, nameless characters Key notes on Literary Theory: Feminist Theory – Patriarchal tradition prevents gender equality Stoksie is the embodiment of social norms of the time. He married young – he is only 21 and he already has two children. He aspires to be the manager one day, and unlike Sammy, want to please Lengel. A&P Analysis Queer Theory – Gender is a social construct Historicist Theory – Understanding the historical context is essential to literary analysis Socio-Political Theory – Social and political influences are at play in all lives and in all contexts Pick a Theory: How does this theory apply to this story? Pick a Theory: How does this theory apply to this story? Based on all of this, what does Sammy quitting his job represent?