What are some comparisons between Lengel and Sammy in "A and P"  by John Updike?

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The question states that it's asking for a comparison, so that leads me to assume that it wants an answer that highlights more similarities than differences. Both Sammy and Lengel are very aware of their surroundings. There are several sections of the story in which Sammy provides tons of details for his readers.

After a while they come around out of the far aisle, around the light bulbs, records at discount of the Caribbean Six or Tony Martin Sings or some such gunk you wonder they waste the wax on, six packs of candy bars, and plastic toys done up in cellophane that fall apart when a kid looks at them anyway.

Sammy could have just told readers the girls came out of aisle 12. That's a fairly tame detailed description. His descriptions of the girls and their clothing are much more detailed. Sammy notices a lot of things, and Lengel is the same way. Sammy doesn't really like Lengel. He thinks Lengel is "dreary;" however, Sammy does have to admit that Lengel is a quick study that doesn't...

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