The story takes place in the A&P store. The characters in the story are Sammy, Stocksie, Queenie, and the two other girls.Then 3 girls in bikinis walk into the store and catches Sammy's attention.
The tension in the story comes to a rise when Sammy and the girls are standing there, while the manager yells at the girls that the store isn't a beach.Then he goes to continue to tell the girls they need to dress appropriately next time.
The highest point of tension in the story is after the manager Lengel yells at the girls,and completely embarrasses them. Sammy continues to say "I quit."In the hopes that the girls will turn around and be happy with his choice.
Sammy has officially left his work.He is hoping that the girls that came into the A&P are going to be there to get him.Sammy is wondering whether he has ,made the right decision.
You will feel this for the rest of your life.
Sammy is outside looking around for the girls.He cant find them they left the store without him.Sammy sits there and looks inside the store and see the manager working his register.He now wonders if he made the right decision.
Direct Characterization:When we first meet the manager in the A&P story.As Sammy states he looks very dreary.Sammy continues to state continues to state that he teaches Sunday school,and must be very boring.