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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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Death and Reality in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

- Death and Reality in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates       Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is about a young girl's struggle to escape reality while defying authority and portraying herself as a beauty queen; ultimately, she is forced back to reality when confronted by a man who symbolizes her demise. The young girl, Connie, is hell- bent on not becoming like her mother or sister. She feels she is above them because she is prettier....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]

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Carol Oats' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- The story "Where are You Going, Where Have You Been" written by Carol Oats is about a girl who flaunts her beauty which ultimately leads to her abduction. After the story is read the question is, was the author trying to show Connie's situation as fate or free will. The situation Connie got herself in was caused by free will. Connie's character played a big role in what ultimately happened to her. Connie's actions could give people bad ideas about her, and Connie does leave her house without physical force....   [tags: Carol Oats Where Going Been]

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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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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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What Kind of Parent Are You (Going to Be)

- Raising children is a job all of its own. Eric comes home from a hard days work at the office and there is a message on his answering machine saying that little Billy had been suspended from school today for getting into a fistfight. Eric is upset and sent Billy to his room and tells him that he is grounded for a week. Eric didn’t want to come home to this chaos; he was exhausted from working. He just wanted to relax. After Eric cools off, he tells Billy that he better not do it again and that he could be ungrounded if he cleans up his room....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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You Are What You Think by David Stoop

- You Are What You Think by David Stoop The Book I Choose is called, You Are What You Think by David Stoop. I picked this book because I could relate to the topic. During the time of the assignment I was faced with some life differencing changes, which were affecting my perception on myself....   [tags: David Stoop You What Think]

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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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Observations on Shakespeare's As You Like It

- Observations on As You Like It As You Like It will be for many of you a rather difficult play to appreciate and interpret simply on the basis of a reading. The reasons for this are not difficult to ascertain. The play is, as I have observed, a pastoral comedy, that is, a comedy which involves a traditional literary style of moving sophisticated urban courtiers out into the countryside, where they have to deal with life in a very different manner from that of the aristocratic court....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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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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Role Of Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It

- Role Of Jaques in As You Like It The essentially healthy emotional intelligence of Rosalind and Orlando and their suitability for each other emerge from their separate encounters with Jaques (in some editions Jacques), the melancholy ex-courtier who is part of Duke Senior's troupe in the forest. Both Rosalind and Orlando take an instant dislike to Jaques (which is mutual). And in that dislike we are invited to see something vitally right about the two of them. For Jaques is, in effect, the opposite of everything Rosalind stands for....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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The Reason Rapists Are Going Free

- The Reason Rapists Are Going Free When will the men and women of our world be able to live their lives without the fear of being raped by another person. The article that will be discussed in this paper is called “The Reason Rapists Are Going Free” written by Stacy Colino. The biggest thing about this article is the fact that the DNA samples gathered in rape kits can nab sexual offenders, but the evidence often sits around collecting dust. Many men as well as women are getting away with harming another person through sexual contact with out their permission....   [tags: Violence Rape Essays]

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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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The Hartford Whalers Are Going Going ...

- The Hartford Whalers Are Going Going ... The Hartford Whalers are in a very tough situation at this time. When Peter Karmanos bought the team in May of 1994, he inherited the worst lease agreement at the smallest arena in the NHL. The Hartford Civic Center lease agreement creates profit for private companies; however, the lease causes the Whalers to lose money. The mall is owned and operated by Aetna; therefore it has nothing to do with the Whalers. The city of Hartford owns the coliseum, parking garage, and exhibition hall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Going Broke by Degree by Richard Vedder

- Going Broke by Degree by Richard Vedder David Wood once said, “College is the best time of your life.  When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” The costs of college are escalating at an all time high, which is why Richard Vedder went out and looked for a reason as to why this is and what, if any, solutions to this ongoing problem could be. Vedder talks about four main reasons why tuition continues to rise: third party providers and the amount of funding and spending that goes on, there is no market discipline when it comes to universities, price competition, and also government regulation....   [tags: Vedder College Tuition Costs]

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If you don't know where you are, you are no where

- Topic: A former president of the National Geographic Society once said, "If you don't know where you are, you are no where." Do you agree or disagree. I agree because I find that this quote is true. People who live day by day doing nothing, whether if it's hanging outside with friends in the street during school hours or late hours of the night, or attending school just for attendance, but sitting in class wasting time, going to work and not even doing a good job or the full work it requires are examples of people who are in comfort zones, a place where you are stuck in denial....   [tags: Response 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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Going Back to the Basics

- Going Back to the Basics Education is a very sensitive topic to discuss among adults. Many adults want the education to be based on a system of ideas that is progressive (which is a system high in the aspect of individuality), some want perennialism (which is the teaching of philosophies that have stood the test of time over hundreds of years), and some, like myself, want to take it back to the way it used to be (essentialism). Education as defined by Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is “the action or process of education or being educated.” I believe that the way education was presented in the past worked well and that education should remain to be taught the same....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Essays]

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Going Beyond Theme Writing

- Going Beyond Theme Writing So here I am trying to think of something to write about that will go beyond a theme. My writing experiences have been pretty narrow minded. Basicly, if the writing was not in a theme format, I immediately excluded it. From elementary school and to today, research papers in theme formats were expected. I was not taught how to write in any other way. I figured that if my writing was accepted, if I got A's on them, and if the teachers never hinted as to any other way to write, there must be only ONE TRUE WAY TO WRITE....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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Going Back to Archaic Greece

- Going Back to Archaic Greece The Amasis Painter seemed to lure me into his world while reading these works compiled by these very prolific writers. Or maybe it was the writers that brought me back to experience what they felt while studying these paintings and giving up their thoughts to question as they questioned others. In either case it has sparked my interest in this painter, and potter if you will. He combines a perfectionistic attitude with an imaginative flare that is subtle and refined, giving him that contrasting edge that one looks for in an artist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Starbucks Going Global Fast

- Starbucks Going Global Fast There are many topics that arise throughout the case with Starbucks Corporation. Starbucks Coffee is located worldwide and there are many different ways to look at this situation. The company offers a unique range of coffee, lattes, espressos, and café style drinks. The company intended to reach a specific target audience, but has ended up in many different markets and has been growing rapidly. Starbucks has greatly used the “youth appeal” strategy to gain entrance into new markets....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy Management]

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Where Are You Going?

- In the short story “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?”, by Joyce Carol Oates, the use of the symbolism of Connie’s clothes, her fascination with her beauty, Arnold Friend’s car and Arnold Friend himself help to understand the story’s theme of evil and manipulation. The story, peppered with underlying tones of evil, finds Oates writing about 15-year-old Connie, the protagonist of the story, a pretty girl who is a little too into her own attractiveness, which eventually gets her into trouble with a man named Arnold Friend....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Oates]

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

- Connie, the main character in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been" is a fifteen-year-old girl, just realizing her beauty. It is summer vacation, and she is spending her time either with boys or daydreaming about them. Connie is a typical teenage girl with a desperate need for independence. She does not get along with her mother, and her father is seldom around. He works a great deal of the time, and when he comes home, he likes to eat and go to bed. Connie has a girlfriend who she enjoys going to the mall with....   [tags: Joyce Oates Literature Novel Analysis]

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Arnold Friend In Where Are You Going, Where Hare You Been?

- There are many notorious characters in literature, all with their own menacing qualities and depraved actions. None, however, have struck such a devastatingly creepy chord as Arnold Friend of Joyce Carol Oates "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Seducer of young girls and embodiment of Lucifer, Arnold Friend is anything but a friend. Arnold Friend is presented through both actions and appearances, and these combine to diminish his likeability, while adding to his devilish persona. Although Arnold Friend's traits are never stated outright, they are presented through his speech and interaction with other characters, which ultimately creates a more impacting effect and lasting impressio...   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates]

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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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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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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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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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Going the Speedlimit

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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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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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thank you

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I'm Going to College

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Response to On Going Home

- According to Joan Didion's essay "On Going Home", continuing changes in life makes it almost impossible to remove memories of one's past. Especially when one has been away from a previous home, which that person was raised, then return to that same home a number of years later. In a home which family and friends shared memories of events, news, gossip and situations, whether it be bad or good. Old artifacts and various family heirlooms in the home that stimulates a memory of those old times when used....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Temptation in Where Are You Going , Where Are you Been?

- The Theme of Temptation in “Where Are You Going , Where Are you Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates In “Where are You Going, Where Have you Been?” Joyce Carol Oates uses an allegorical figure of evil to illustrate the theme of temptation. Oates alludes to hell through the character Arnold Friend, as the devil, and his victim Connie, who invites him in by committing the sin of vanity. The narrator implies that Arnold Friend is Satan by giving certain clues that the reader can easily deduce. The name that Oates gives to the character is one hint to the reader: “Connie looked away from Friend's smile to the car, which was painted so bright it almost hurt her eyes to look at it....   [tags: Where Are You Going , Where Are you Been?]

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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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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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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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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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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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Where Are You Going?

- A couple of fathers and their sons are fishing downstream one summer afternoon. One of the boys noticed something floating in the water that immediately draws his attention. It was a human baby floating in the stream. More and more babies started becoming visible as they made their way down the stream. Without any hesitation, the bewildered men jumped in the stream and navigated the babies towards dry land. At a distance, the men in the stream spotted one of the fathers sprinting away from their location....   [tags: Employment, Problem solving, Highmark]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- An unstable home filled with broken relationships is like a shattered glass it can never be the same again because the damage is already done. Author Joyce Carol Oates portrays this in her short story “Where are you going. Where have you been?” The main character of the short story feeds off her broken home. Her family household situation motivates her to be a rebel. She ends up making so decisions that will change her life in a negative way. In the story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ Connie does not have a good relationship with her relatives....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Family]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

- In Joyce Carol Oates, “Where are you going, Where have you been,” she attempts and succeeds in warning young women of the dangers of growing up too fast. The short story follows the path of young Connie as she dances the line between reality and fantasy while attempting to grow up quicker than she is prepared to. Oates is able to illustrate the issue of coming of age in modern era especially in more recent generations. Before deeply analyzing the text, it is important to understand the time period in which Oates is writing ....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Author Joyce Carol Oates writes about a girl named Connie during the early 1970s who has a hard time facing reality and womanhood in the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” This fifteen-year-old girl is stuck in childhood in the beginning of the story and by the end of the story she is forced into adulthood due to an experience that is almost unreal. It is hard for Connie to determine if the experience was fantasy or if it was reality. Fantasy versus reality is one of the main themes in this short story and is shown through many different elements....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Fiction]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Throughout “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Arnold Friend is a very intimidating and mysterious character that is hard to figure out. Arnold knows everything about Connie, a teenage girl that he has never met before. He is very persistent with getting Connie to run away from her awful teenage life at home with him. Arnold’s appearance adds even more mystery to who he actually is. Arnold has a roughed up look to him, a secret code painted on his car that can be interpreted as a Bible verse, and he can not stand steady on his feet, because of all of these attributes Arnold appears that he is possibly Satan....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, Torah, Automobile]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- It’s Only a Dream In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” the author Joyce Carol Oates, tells a breathtaking story about a teenage girl named Connie. Connie is faced with an earth-shattering situation with a stranger who is known as Arnold Friend throughout the story. To the reader of the story, Connie could be seen as hopeless and self-absorbed, who is looking for someone to accept her. She uses her beauty to make herself feel mature and get the boys attention. However, when Connie ran into Arnold, her beauty only made her look like an easy target....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Dream, Sleep]

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`` Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Stories have an opportunity to leave the reader with many different impressions. When you look a different characters within the stories the ones that leave the greatest impressions are the ones that tend to scare us. The figures in Bob Dylar’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have you been?”, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”, and Stephen King’s “The Man in the Black Suite” all instill a bit of fear in the reader. They are symbols that represent the devil or devil like attributes in people and the uncertainties of human nature....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Goodman]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” focuses on two main characters, Connie and Arnold Friend. The two characters have extreme conflict throughout the short story and in the end only one wins. The literary device of characterization in the story helps to clarify the Greek and Biblical reasons for one character’s win and the other’s lose. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, a Greek meaning of the character Connie has been presented in two ways, by her being a nymph and her breathing....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Greek mythology]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. In Joyce Carol Oates short story, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. the reader is immediately introduced to the main character, Connie; a young girl who obsesses over herself and puts little value on her family or loved ones. Throughout the story readers are also introduced to a man named Arnold Friend. Oates uses this character to reveal to readers the true psychological flaws of Connie that are most likely a result of the lack of a male figure in her life....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, The Reader]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- In "Where are you going, Where have you Been?” written by Oates, a young high school girl named Connie finds herself to be swept off her feet by a man named Arnold Friend, who is much older than she is with dark intentions. In the end Connie takes off with the man after he threatens her existence. But this all could have been prevented if her parents were to intervene. If Connie’s parents would have been aware of her emotions, by showing concern toward her feelings, Connie might have been wiser than what she really was....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Father, Family]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. is about a teenage girl named Connie, that tell us about her life who has no guidance in life, because her family has not provided any moral support to help through her teenage life. She only knows about popular culture and not the consequences that comes with it. Without proper direction to face her problems. There are different types of conflict in this story. The first conflict between Connie and her mother. The writer 's said. "They also examine the psychological principles that underlie Connie’s relationship with her mother and sister, as well as her rebellion, self-centeredness, insecurity, and sexual experimentation"(Oates267)....   [tags: Family, Interpersonal relationship, Girl]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- In Joyce Carol Oates "where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" the reader is left with a chilling feeling as they read it 's haunting content. In this short story, the theme of fantasy vs. reality is explored through the protagonist Connie 's journey of self-realization as she leaves behind her naive self. Though the story follows Connie closely the third person omniscient point of view allows for developed story as Oates writes a warning to young girls everywhere. When first reading the reader is met with a dedication before the story begins, “To Bob Dylan.” Though it seems like a silly dedication by a simple fan of his work it is actually apparent once reading the story that the influe...   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Fiction, Bob Dylan]

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- Analysis of Connie’s Character and Her Demise There are some stories that capture the reader’s attention and which keep us riveted from the beginning to the ultimate line of the tale. ‘’Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’’, a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates in 1966, is one of those. Inspired by the mythic song of the phenomenal singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘’It’s all over Now, Baby Blue,’’ the author describes the main character as a 15-year-old girl named ‘’ Connie’’, who is obsessed by her beauty and does not get along with her family....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Teenage Rebellion]

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Annotated Bibliography : Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

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- Psychological horror is characterized as horror literature which “relies on the character fears, guilt, failings, evil, and mental instability to build tension or further the plot (Howells 410).” Many stories can be defined as psychological horror, including the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” revolves around the story of Connie, a fifteen year old, who through her own mistakes, allows herself to be stolen from her home by a stranger, Arnold Friend, who gained an obsession with Connie....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Fiction, Mind]

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- 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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