Questions tagged [john-updike]

Questions about the works of the American novelist, poet, short-story writer and literary critic John Updike (1932 – 2009) and his life as a writer.

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In “Should Wizard Hit Mommy?” is Claire white? [duplicate]

In John Updike's short story "Should Wizard Hit Mommy?", is Jack's wife Claire a white woman? Are there any clues in the lesson that suggest that?
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In the short story “Should Wizard hit Mommy” by John Updike,what is the author conveying through his narrated story and contradicting actions

The short story "Should Wizard hit Mommy" by John Updike (a short five-to-ten-minute read) is on my curriculum; it involves a father who tells a nap-time story to his daughter. It appears to be a ...
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Why does Sammy feel sorry in Updike's “A&P”?

In John Updike's short story A&P, the narrator Sammy has been ogling a group of customers at the A&P store: In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits. I'm in the third check-...