'; (White) Death and the Maiden was the original name for this story. Oates chose that to 'allocate the fatal attraction of death (or the devil) for a young woman who is seduced b... ... middle of paper ... ...e, anytime, danger can come around. We all have sympathy for Connie in the fact that she cannot see what is going to happen to her, and Arnold Friend takes on the roll of a person we have all learned to hate. We can now see the greater meaning of 'it can happen to anyone';. Sources Cited Creighton, Joanne V. Contemporary Literary Criticism Volume 19.
Since no one knows who Jack the Ripper is or if he really... ... middle of paper ... ...l fear about being murdered and mutilated by strangers, the images of serial killers are then put in place as devices to steer people toward abstinence. Aside from addressing the problems in their society, the images of both of these monsters reveal another terrifying truth. Jack the Ripper lives in the 19th century, while Jason lives in the 21st century yet they are addressing the same social ill. Both of the serial killers in different times are bringing up attention to the same issue and they have been used in the same way by the media to promote a less sexually active life. What this means is that the same problems with sex in 19th century is the same as it is now.
She liked to hang out with different guys, not the same one every night. Guys talk about girls like this and spread nasty rumors about them. These rumors probably did not escape the ears of Arnold Friend. So even before he saw Connie for the first time he probably had the idea that she was easy. He said as much towards the end of the story when he started naming people she knew and telling her that they told him things about her (Oates 983).
The development of mood in this novel is fairly exclusive to the literary world. Lauren brilliantly constructs a web of an abundance of contradicting moods to capture the true atmosphere and thought-process of a teenage girl. “Before I Fall”, needless to say, is an emotional-rollercoaster. She reveals and revisits constantly moods such as anger, frustration, humor, embarrassment, relief, care, love, depression, and hope. But overall, the most distinctive and possibly the most important of all: the sense of wonder, of never knowing.
First, Connie is a fifteen-year-old girl and like most fifteen-year-old girls, she is constantly obsessing over her good looks and comparing herself to others. She knows she is blessed with good looks and Oates signifies this by saying, “She knew she was pretty and
Babbitt, like the others, makes these connections as soon as he can, without realizing how foolish his motivations seem. Once, he attempts to step above his class by inviting the reputable McKelveys to dinner. However, despite careful planning and good behavior, “for no good reason that was clear to Babbitt, heaviness was over [McKelveys] and they spoke laboriously and unwillingly”. After the party, the McKelveys make an empty promise to lunch with the Babbitts later, and never speak of them again. Babbitt is oblivious that the displeasure the McKelveys show is a result of his own underwhelming status.
Alice in Wonderland, the most famous work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, is the enduring tale of one girl’s journey into a world of whimsy and imagination. The story was written for the enjoyment of all children, as Carroll had a strong love and attachment to them, especially little girls. It was however, written more specifically for a dear, close child-friend of his by the name of Alice Liddell, who was the inspiration for the title character. Alice in Wonderland has been, throughout the years since it’s publication in 1865, endlessly deconstructed, analyzed, and studied for underlying meaning in the text (as in Martin Gardner‘s The Annotated Alice). One of the most noticeable and famous facets of the story is the many changes in size that Alice goes through.
Yay! Let’s do it again!” so we took the ride at least 23 times that day. Trinity May, my little princess, will always one of the main ingredients of our happy family. She will always be our joyful, intelligent, and charming daughter. Even when she grows up and has her own little princess, she will always be my “Sweet Little Princess”.
Music is universal. Regardless of the lyrics, tone, or time period of the song music is an incredibly powerful work of art deeply connected with human emotions. Joyce Carol Oates uses pop music as a symbol and motif throughout her short story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” In her short story, Joyce Carol Oates' music references illustrate Connie's life and journey throughout the story. Music is personified in “Where are you going, Where have you been?” Connie, the main character, is a fifteen year old girl that is obsessed with herself and music. The first mention of music in “Where are you going, Where have you been?” is near the beginning of the story.
Oates makes it very clear that Connie is very concerned about her looks and associates all hope and happiness with the way she looks and the attention she will receive because of what she wears and how she acts. Within the first sentence of the short story, Oates introduces readers to Connie by saying, “Her name was Connie. She was fifteen and she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or checking other people 's faces to make sure her own was all right” (Oates). This quote displays Connie 's longing for self perfection. Readers can infer that because Connie is constantly being put down by her family, she feels that she needs to look elsewhere for attention, and resorts to perfection as a way to get attention from other people, particularly older boys.