Sammy, the narrator of the story, sarcastically observes the customers of A&P from his standpoint behind the cash registers. He's technically an adult at 19 years of age, but he still relates to the teenage… (read full character analysis)
Queenie is the leader of the group of three girls who walk into the store in their bathing suits. Unlike the others, Queenie is unabashed and self-assured, walking deliberately through the store in a… (read full character analysis)
Stokesie is another checkout clerk at A&P. Although he's only a few years older than Sammy and jokes around with him at the store, Stokesie already has a wife and two kids to support. He hopes one day to manage the A&P.