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Follow the link to read the story A&P. Read a third of the way through the second paragraph to answer the question.

The narrator makes the observation about the girls that, “They didn’t even have shoes on.” What greater significance can we infer the narrator was directing our attention toward when he observed that the girls were not wearing shoes?


Not wearing shoes was a gesture of social defiance.


Not wearing shoes was inappropriate in a public place.


Not wearing shoes was a health risk.


Not wearing shoes was attractive.


Not wearing shoes was against the store’s regulations.

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