A&P and Other Stories

Who are the “sheep” in the story? How does Sammy feel about the sheep? Do you ever feel this way? Explain.

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The "sheep" are the customers of the A&P store. In the early pages of “A & P,” Sammy establishes his contempt for conformity and consumerism, insinuating that the people who shop at A & P are “sheep” (597) who can never be roused out of their daily routines. I occassionally feel like one of the "sheep" when I have to shop, and I'm not in the mood.... I go because it's expected. 


A&P and Other Stories