What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?

What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?

What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?

What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?

To me, the major theme of this story is individuality.  We see, in this story, how people are treated when they act as individuals.In both the case of the girls and the case of Sammy, acting as an individual does not do a person much good.The girls, you can argue, are expressing individuality and rebellion by going to the store in bathing suits.  For doing this, they get scolded and are a bit of a spectacle.Sammy expresses his individuality by standing up to his boss who is clearly in the right (by the standards of the time).  He gets fired.
What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?
What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?
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What would be considered a major theme in the short story "A&P" by John Updike? How is this theme expressed throughout the story?
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