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What main short story element is the driving force behind the plot in "A &...

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st8a | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 25, 2008 at 12:52 PM via web

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What main short story element is the driving force behind the plot in "A & P"?

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted February 26, 2008 at 1:42 AM (Answer #1)

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The main element that structures and motivates the action is conflict (both internal and external).  Sammy has internal conflicts due to struggling with his reaction(s) to the young girls in the store, etc., and he has external conflicts with his job/boss. 

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