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John Updike's 'A & P And The Rumor'
John Updike’s stories “A&P” and “The Rumor” both show Updike’s style of writing. Each work in the beginning captivates the reader and stimulates the natural sense of curiosity, as it draws you into the story. Both widen and deepen the knowledge of human activity as well. At the end of each story you are given a sensation of completeness. This being Updike’s style of writing, I didn’t always find it true in both stories. As seen in the story “A&P” the first sentence reads “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits.” After reading that sentence I was captivated and found myself reading on. It wasn’t only the mere mention of girls in bathing suits,

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