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Maturity and immaturity in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

- Joyce C. Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" maturity verses immaturity. There is an old saying "there is a thin line between love and hate." Well, there is an even thinner line between maturity and immaturity. Immaturity verses maturity, a battle that has been fought since the beginning of time, and teens. In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Joyce C. Oates brings us to the battle-front of that war. Oates' portrayal of immaturity designs a house of cards, built on a foundation of conceded qualities, resentment, and misguided emotions that inevitably fails....   [tags: American Literature]

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Character of Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It

- The Character of Touchstone in As You Like It As You Like It features, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, a professional clown, Touchstone, and it's worth paying some attention to his role for what it contributes towards establishing and maintaining the upbeat comic spirit of the play. For the jester is the constant commentator on what is going on. His humour, pointed or otherwise, thus inevitably contributes to the audience's awareness of what is happening, and the way in which other characters treat him is often a key indicator of their sensibilities....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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Be Who You Are

- Be Who You Are I know it’s Christmas and everyone is filled with the holiday spirit, or at least I hope you are. Instead of giving you some sappy holiday story though, I’m going to pitch you something real. Are there some days where you feel you just can’t stand people because of the way they act. Or, are there just some people that you can’t stand because of their clothes, appearance, or maybe even the people they chill with. Just let me ask you one question, why. Don’t know. Of course you don’t....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Connie’s Choice in Where are you Going, Where have you Been?

- Where are you Going, Where have you Been. – Connie’s Choice I think Connie opened the screen door because she wanted to escape from her life with her family into some kind of fantasy. I think there were other reasons also, but the story points to this one in many places. First of all, Connie was not happy at home. The story says that her father "was away at work most of the time," and "didn't bother talking much to them," so Connie didn't have love from him and had to find male attention somewhere else....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]

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Analysis of Joan Didion’s Essay, On Going Home

- While reading Joan Didion’s essay “On Going Home” one may be reminded of a sense of home and family. In this essay Didion recreates the feeling one gets when one visits a place from the past or while reminiscing about fond memories. This memory is marked by the reflective thought about the ability to be able to pass this same sense on to another. Didion’s “On Going Home” is like a flood of warm memories leaving you with a single reflective thought. The way she uses description in this essay and the flow of events is very similar to the way that memories rush in when one returns to a familiar place from one’s past....   [tags: Family]

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Going the Speedlimit

- Going the Speedlimit      There are many approaches that we humans use to weasel out of a speeding ticket. This is not an easy task, but it has been mastered by a select few. The very reasonable way of just not speeding is used quite often. The method of lying is frequently used. This is sometimes effective and usually safe. The flirtatious approach (which usually is used only by females) is tried numerous times on male officers. Finally, there is the method of "outrunning the cops". This method quite often ends in arrest....   [tags: Speeding Driving Tickets Essays]

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Arnold Friend Symbolizes the Devil in Where are you Going, Where Have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates

- ... Maybe he was hiding his devil horns. Also when he was standing Connie had mentioned that “He was standing in a strange way, leaning back against the car as if he were balancing himself” (Oates 317). This could be because his feet are not feet but hooves, like the devil would have. Secondly, Arnold Friend knows a lot of information about Connie, her friends and family. It is strange that he could just stare off into space and know exactly what someone else is doing at the very moment in time....   [tags: satan, barbeque, stalker]

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Arnold as the Devil in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

- Interpretation of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. The story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. by Joyce Carol Oates is about a fifteen year old girl named Connie who has a strange encounter with a man named Arnold Friend. I agree with Joyce M. Wegs' interpretation of the story, that Arnold is symbolic of Satan. Connie first encounters Arnold in a parking lot while she is out with her friends, but she does not yet know who he is. She notices him standing near his car, a gold colored convertible jalopy, staring at her....   [tags: American Literature]

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Violence in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

- “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story that is about a fifteen year old pretty teenager named Connie, who does not get along with her mother and is irritated by her sister. Her sister can do no wrong in her mother's eyes while she is constantly getting criticized. Connie enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spends a lot of time going out with her best friend and meeting boys. Until one day, a creepy guy, she had seen out one night shows up in her driveway when her family is out....   [tags: family, music, rape]

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Where are you going

- Where are you going, Where have you been. It can be argued that there are many different degrees of rape, and that in this story Connie may or may not have been raped. Rape can only be decided on a case-to-case basis, because even the most ordinary cases are not all same. In my mind it is clear that Connie was raped, because there is nothing normal about her situation, mainly because it’s not every day that the devil comes knocking at your door. Arnold Friend had ways of manipulating Connie’s mind that an ordinary human wouldn’t have been able to....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary of Where are you going where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates

- Fallen Angel We all have been there. After a long days work, all we are thinking about is getting home. As you head towards your car, you notice the darkness around you and suddenly feel that you are not alone. Your pace increases and you begin to sweat mildly. If you could just get there, you’d be safe. Suddenly, you hear a noise and decide the best thing for you to do is ignore it. As you approach you car and unlock it, you sigh with relief that you’ve finally have made it. For many, our minds play tricks on us when we feel a moment of fear, however for others it may turn out to be their worst nightmare....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Where are you Going, Where Have you Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

- The things we do are what define ourselves. Desperate teenagers tend to make unreasonable decisions trying to fit into society. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” a story written by Joyce Carol Oates relates the story of a young girl that flaunts her beauty which ultimately leads to her abduction. Lost in a fantasy world, Connie, a self-absorbed 15-year-old girl, spends much of her time going out with her friends and meeting older boys. One night, she captures a stranger’s attention and he decides to do whatever it takes to take her with him....   [tags: Fantasy, Teenagers, Stranger]

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Going through the Mail

- Going through the Mail "Would you please get the mail," my mother implored as I entered the door. Heading towards the mailbox, I wondered if I would find the typical assortment of bills and catalogues or something interesting addressed to me. To my delight, the first item was the new issue of PC Computing. Ever since I was introduced to computers when I was five, I have been fascinated by them. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, I wrote a program called Quickchange 95 using Visual Basic....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Remember Where You Come From

- Remember Where You Came From Going Home to Teach by Anthony C. Winkler gives you a different perspective of how a white man had to face adversities, discrimination, and frustration from his own culture. Winkler emphasis on how he wanted to make a change, by returning to Jamaica and teach (43). Winkler describes the difference between English and American ways of teaching. Going Home to Teach made a deep impression on me by giving me an overview of Jamaica from a perspective. Winkler paints a hilarious outlook on how living in Jamaica and then migrating to America have different culture upbringing (39-110)....   [tags: Going Home to Teach by Anthony Winkler]

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The Characterizaion of Connie in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- The characterization of Connie in the short story, “Where Are You Going. Where have you been?” affects the theme of who is to blame for the kidnapping by portraying Connie as a pretty girl to into herself, a puerile teenager that cannot decide who to be, and a reluctant girl that ignores her mother. This characterization makes Connie seem immature. When Arnold gets to see Connie, the ignorance and immaturity of Connie gives Arnold Friend the perfect opening to abduct Connie. Connie is a pretty girl to into her own attractiveness that eventually gets her into trouble with a guy named Arnold....   [tags: character and literary analysis]

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Gap Year vs Going Straight to College

- ... It gives them valuable experience; this gives them an edge in their resume over others. In addition, gap year helps build your character. Many students that have taken gap years are mature and understanding. They learn to be responsible. People that take a gap year learn to be independent and nourish themselves. They know what they want to achieve when getting into college. This helps them save money in the long run. Also, this allows them to be motivated and eager for their achievement in their career or their life....   [tags: independent, resume, experiences, travel]

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Picture of Teen Culture in Joyce Carol Oates' Short Story, Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?

- In the short story “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?" the author Joyce Carol Oates paints a clear picture of teenage culture. Despite this story having been written more than forty years ago it still remains an accurate and relevant illustration of teenage culture today. Although the story may have been written many years ago, teenagers still continue to think and behave similarly, something that is clearly demonstrated in this story. First of all, in “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?" the main character Connie exhibits many examples of rebellion towards her parents throughout the entire story....   [tags: rebellion, attitude, abuse]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates

- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates Is Arnold Friend the Devil in disguise in Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" If one were to look at the facts surrounding the actual event this story was based on, any assumption that "Friend" was anything but a man would be thrown out due to logic. However, if one were to look at the story alone, he could concede that Friend is indeed the Devil or at least the Devil's angel. First, there is the physical description of Arnold Friend....   [tags: Papers Joyce Oates Going Essays]

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The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Joyce Carol Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" All people experience changes in their life. Some of these changes are small such as the passing from one grade to another in school. Other changes are more intense, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates. ?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?. Oates goes into depth regarding the transition from being a carefree, innocent child to adulthood. In the short story ?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?....   [tags: Where Going Been Oats Joyce Essays Papers]

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Going Green

- Going Green Lately the phrase “going green” has become a part of everyday discussion and debate. People are being told to turn off the lights, buy energy-saving appliances, and drive less. What people are not being told is why, specifically. Global warming is the increase of the Earth’s average temperature. Greenhouse gases are the cause of this problem; carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane (1). Normally the earth’s atmosphere lets these gases in but does not release all of it. The excess gases keep the plant warm enough to sustain life....   [tags: Environment Global Warming]

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thank you

- Thank You Have you ever had the opportunity to say a simple thank you and have let the opportunity pass. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to make up for the time passed without that simple thank you. I have passed up many opportunities to say thanks, but I’m not going to let this opportunity fall though the cracks. I would like to thank you to my mom, the friends that I have had my whole life, and my principal of six years. I would like to thank my mom. She has always been there for me, and has stood by my side when I have needed her the most....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not About You

- Every day I am surrounded by people. Lots and lots of people and yet, here I am…preferring to vent out all frustrations, all bottled up emotions on a piece of electronic paper. Ironic, how we sometimes feel so alone in the middle of a crowd. And how a crowd sometimes makes us feel so outside of normal, so outlandish, so belittled, so insecure. You look around and people are just going on with their lives as though nothing is wrong with the world, though nothing is wrong with you. Everyone is putting on a front that is always guarded and devoid of any emotion that would indicate something is wrong, leading you to believe that everything is in fact ok....   [tags: personal reflections composition]

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Going to Grandma's House for Thanksgiving

- There’s no better time of the year than the month of November for me. Besides the fact that it’s almost winter-time and it’s going to snow soon, this is when I go to my grandmas’ house for Thanksgiving. My grandma lives in Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin to be exact. She lives in a big log cabin on the top of a mountain. The cabin was built for my grand parents by my uncle about 25 years ago. The thing that I love most about my grandmas’ house is the woods. There’s a perfect view of the woods from the back deck....   [tags: family, holidays, Narrative, Tradition]

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Where are you Going, Where have you Been Analysis

- The short story "Where are you going, where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates is full of symbolism that represents elements such as evil and loss of innocence. The symbolism is a crucial part of the story because it helps the reader to read between the lines and see beyond the obvious meanings of things. Some of the important symbols present in this story are Arnold's car, Arnold himself, and the doorway of Connie's family's house. One important symbol present in the story is Arnold's orange car....   [tags: joyce oates, evil, symbolism]

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Environmental Effect of Not Going Green: Restaurants and Electricity

- ... Again confusing someone looking for information. There is track your water use page, but absolutely no tips on how to tell where, or what you might need to change to stop the leaks. It tell you to read your water bills to see if there is something going on. You will also have to track the weather, events in the area, and if you let the soccer team you sponsor have a car wash. Under the recent news is a link for the May 12th meeting on Sustainability, zero waste top agenda at business council conference (N.A....   [tags: conserve energy, website analysis]

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Joyce Carol Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Every person comes face to face at some point in life with vital decisions. Some of the decisions are minor ones, while others can bring turning points in life. In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' she displays a particular instant in the main character's life. This character, Connie was caught in the difficult transition from her youth and innocence to a doubtful future. Throughout the story Connie alternates between two very different sides of her personality, one side where she is innocent and young, and the other where she is mature....   [tags: Where Going Been Oates Joyce Essays]

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Charles Murray's Are Too Many People Going to College?

- The author Charles Murray says there are too many people going to college without really saying it. The essay is written in a way that his audience will understand by the time they finish reading that he has many valid points. He Persuades his readers with facts and counters arguments to false stereotypes involving college and success. By questioning whether college is for everyone makes "you" the reader want to rethink if your time spent in college was really worth it in the end. The essay starts off with Murray saying of course more people be encouraged to go to college then countering with a yes and no to the question....   [tags: essay analysis]

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Where Am I Going - A Career Essay

- Career Prospectus Research Essay I love art and design. I plan to go to Baker to get a degree for Graphic Design. I’ve learned through research and my internship, that Graphic Design is what I want to do and what I enjoy doing. I love being able to be artistic and creative. Through research, I've learned what I want to do and my plan for how to get there. Who I Am. Graphic Design is my passion. Freshman year, I got an art award which inspired me to keep taking art classes and made me focus on careers that include art....   [tags: graphic design, bachelors, job]

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Folktales: Comparison with Joyce Carol Oate´s Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?

- There are many commonalities between “Where are you going, Where have you been?” and other folktales too. One such folktale is Cinderella. In the story of Cinderella, she is often dreaming of escaping the situation she is in. Connie also dreams of escaping the constant nagging that she is receiving from her mother. She also wants to escape constantly being compared to her older sister June. Every girl also wants to be attractive and has this want to feel pretty or appear pretty to others. In the story of Cinderella, she is often dressed in tattered and dirty clothing while at home and doing chores (Kozikowski)....   [tags: Self-Esteem, Deceit]

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Where Are You Going?

- Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” tells the tale of a fifteen year old girl named Connie living in the early 1960’s who is stalked and ultimately abducted by a man who calls himself Arnold Friend. The short story is based on a true event, but has been analyzed by many literary scholars and allegedly possesses numerous underlying themes. Two of the most popular interpretations of the story are that the entire scenario is only dreamt by Connie (Rubin, 58) and that the abductor is really the devil in disguise (Easterly, 537)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am

- Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am There are a million acts of kindness each day. Some young man gives a stranger a compliment, or a teacher brightens a students morning. But, in the world we live in today, these acts are rare to come by. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Thank You, Ma’am]

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Where Are You Going, Where have you been?

- Connie’s Decision Nobody really knows what the future holds. We all live day by day wondering what God’s will is for our lives. Yet we carry on and make decisions that may or may not shape what our lives turn out to be. In Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where are you going, Where have you been?,” we meet Connie, a fifteen year old beautiful girl. Connie like most teenagers is a little boy crazy and at times rebellious. She and some girlfriends would get together and go to a local drive-in restaurant where older kids would hang out....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Rodney Atkins 's ' The Night ' If You 're Going Through Hell '

- Sitting in the back of very used minivan, with the paint chipping and rust under our feet. It had brown wooden panels and a loud squealing noise whenever my mom started it. We could not be happier to have it. This minivan had been generously donated to us from a family who had no need for it anymore. An anonymous family that we did not know. The wind blowing through my hair, the sunset shining in my eyes. I sat there anxiously awaiting to get to our new apartment. A brand new start for my mom and her little family....   [tags: Family, Mother, Wife, Father]

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The Role of the Antagonists in the Short Stories "Where Have You Been, Where are You Going" and "Love in LA"

- Like all great stories throughout time, a compelling villain is the key to making a story worthwhile. In short stories like, “Where have you been, where are you going,” and, “Love in LA,” a though provoking antagonist was used by the authors to really give the stories some depth. The antagonist of, “Where have you been…”Arnold Friend takes on the persona of temptation to the protagonist Connie and really emphasizes the theme of be careful what you wish for. Connie was a young girl who repeatedly met up with older more mature boys; but one day Arnold Friend arrives at her house and coerces her to leave with him....   [tags: Where have you been where are you going, love in L]

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What Makes A Person Who He Or You 're Going Somewhere?

- They say where you’re from doesn’t really matter as long as you’re going somewhere. Someone studying phycology or sociology, or social work knows that isn’t true. There are so many factors that go into making a person who he or she is. A person is a product of their environment, and the community is the byproduct of the groups and persons who live in it. We must shape the way we practice with clients, so it accommodates everyone appropriately. Imagine a poor child from the south side of Chicago....   [tags: Black people, Race, Police brutality]

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Personal Experience: Going to College

- ... College gives you an opportunity to find a great job and in a career that you love. People with a college degree earn 74% more than people with just a high school diploma. The annual income for a college graduate is almost twice as more than a person with just a high school diploma. My dad always encourages me and says that going to college will help me get a nice stable job and I won’t be struggling with money and bills. People who don’t go to college often don’t know where there life is going or what to even do with it....   [tags: high school, costs, jobs]

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`` On Going Home, By Joan Didion

- Too many of us family is the most important thing in our life. They will always be there for us when we need them, there our backbone. In Joan Didion 's “On Going Home” she tries to explain to us what family to her is. What I think she wanted to tell us was that family is supposed to be sacred but there are circumstance where it may become a burden or you might have to distance yourself from them. Once she left home her life changed drastically, she now has to worry about her marriage, raising her daughter, and dealing with her family....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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Starbucks Going Global Fast

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Going Green by Recycling

- GOING GREEN BY RECYCLING Have you ever wanted to help the environment but you just didn’t know how. If you have, there are several easy ways that you can go green and still help the environment. What does it mean to “go green?” It means to make choices that reduce, minimize, or even attempt to reverse the negative impact of our actions on earth and its resources. Also, to find ways to preclude human actions that contribute to the extinction of rare plants, and animals. Going Green also means to recycle and find innovative ways to release the most common e-waste such as computers, televisions, telephones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]

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Reader Response Essay - Joyce Carol Oates's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Reader Response Essay - Joyce Carol Oates's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. As I began reading “Where are you going, where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oates I found myself relating the experiences of Connie, the girl in the story, to my own personal experiences. She spoke of going to a friend’s house and having her friend’s father drive them to the shopping mall so that they could walk around and socialize or go see a movie. I found that this related very closely with my own experiences of being fifteen years old because it was always someone else’s parents driving my friends and I to the movies or to the mall....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates: A Critical Analysis

- “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”: A Critical Analysis Of her hundreds of short stories, Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” continues to be widely discussed among literary critics. In his article “Oates’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, David Gratz claims that Oates’s story can be read as a parable for a young girl’s fear of adulthood. He agrees there is much textual evidence that Connie dreams of her disturbing experience with Arnold Friend and that he is a “psychological projection” (Gratz 55) of her subconscious fears....   [tags: fears, sex, physical metamorphosis]

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I Want You and Only You

- Dear Adam, Adam, my sweetie, my lover, and my friend. I want you to know how much I love you and why. Thank you for acknowledging my thoughts and feelings whether they are positive or negative, justified or unjustified, right or wrong. I feel safe being myself knowing I can not be perfect and you will still love me. Thank you for the time you take to give me an extra hug or tell me I am wonderful. Those silent moments recharge my senses of appreciation for you. Thank you for asking if you can help me work on my homework....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships]

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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely

- Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character....   [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe]

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Just Going Through Life Is An Experience

- Just going through life is an experience . By doing things wrong you learn how to get them right. The life lessons we learn by growing up. The responsibilities we have to take on as an adult. Learning who is going to be there for us and pick us up when we fall. These little things we experience going through life is what makes us who we are. The lessons the knowledge and the friends are all with you everyday. As I embark on this incredible journey of going back to school I know all my little life experiences will be in my head motivating me and helping me make the right decisions and keeping me on the right track....   [tags: English-language films, Learning, 2006 singles]

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Analysis Of ' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been ``

- Though thoroughly distinguishable, the short stories “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates and “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri present wide opportunities for one to compare and contrast literary elements. The two works, published within thirty years of one another, may be compared through the common theme of appearance versus reality, which is furthered through analogous instances of sexual symbolism, and contrasted through dissimilar settings and plot lines....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Jhumpa Lahiri]

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What Exactly Are You Going to Do With and English Degree?

- What exactly are you going to do with an English degree. I discussed what it meant to be an English major with a coworker of mine yesterday, and it got me thinking. And when I get thinking on a topic, it usually ends up with me slaving over a manuscript on my computer for an incredible amount of time, the result being this very speech. So, what are you going to do with an English degree once you graduate. It’s probably a safe assumption that your friends do not ask you this question, or your aunt and uncle, and I am guessing this question does not come up during conversations with your parents....   [tags: knowledge, empathy, education]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Can a person get so subconsciously desperate that he/she, unknowingly, creates an imaginary figure to rescue them. While that may seem like an insane notion to ponder, it is all too real for Connie, a fifteen year old girl in “Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Joyce Oates. There are three separate writers whose interpretations of Oates’ story prove that the answer to that question, in Connie’s case is yes. Arnold Friend is a figment of Connie’s imagination created by her desperate need for a reality check....   [tags: Short story, Reality, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Going Into The Profession Of Accounting

- There are a few options if one is looking at going into the profession of accounting. A large portion of what career a person would like to go into will be based on what field they are interested or if they have a specific industry they would like to focus on. For anyone looking to go into accounting there are many different careers and each is unique in their own way, with a difference in schooling or certifications being a deciding factor for the person. There are many careers that have a focus on accounting....   [tags: Accountancy, Accountant]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

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