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For the second part of this discussion, I’d like you to return to the MeToo/gender discussion and consider “A&P.” For decades this story has been widely anthologized and taught in classes similar to English 2 around the country. Now, some details of the story have a strange resonance, one that they didn’t even ten years ago. Cite examples of Sammy’s view of Queenie and her friends. What does he notice about them? Do you see Sammy as “a typical, well-intentioned American male…full of good impulses,” as Updike describes him (168)? If you were teaching this class, say ten years from now, would you have the class read this story? Why or why not? Just as in Chekhov’s story, does it matter that the work is from 1962 (rather than 2020)?