Analyze the work, and explain how one to three aspects (characterization, setting, irony, symbolism, imagery) of the work affects the theme of that work.

Determine the theme of the story A&P written by John Updike.. Analyze the work, and explain how one to three aspects (characterization, setting, irony, symbolism, imagery) of the work affects the theme of that work. Pape should be seven pages in length and should include recent literary criticism on the subject gathered from at least four academic secondary sources.