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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What does this paragraph from "Should Wizard Hit Mommy?" By John Updike mean? [duplicate]

In class we're doing "Should Wizard Hit Mommy?" by John Updike. A part of the last paragraph is a little bit unclear to me: “The poor kid,” he answered, and with utter weariness watched his ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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