The upper hand in arguments Dad yells at his son George stating who used all the toothpaste. Dad does not want to go down to the freezing basement because, he has only a towel around his waist. On the other hand, his son george has the appropriate clothes to go down the basement. His son uses the strategies that his dad taught him using the future tense. In this book, the author helps you understand all the strategies and tools not only to win arguments, but teach you about tricks you can use in everyday life to win arguments and discussions.
In “Abuela invents the zero” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, Connie and her grandmother, Abuela, have many similarities and differences that make each person unique. In the story it says, “My mother and father paid for her way here so that she wouldn’t die without seeing snow, though if you asked me, and nobody has, the dirty slush in this city is not worth the price of a ticket”(Cofer 2). This shows that Abuela would like to see the snow before she dies. It also, shows that Constancia doesn’t think it’s worth coming to see. The text states, “It is January, two inches of snow on the ground, and she’s wearing a shawl over a thick black dress.
In Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez, the narrator has a very different viewpoint of the situation than her dad. First, they definitely do not agree on priorities. I the story, it states, “Nothing’s more important than his books and vocabulary words. He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize that I really don’t.” This shows that the narrator’s dad doesn’t take her opinion into account when he is choosing books for her.
Everyone everywhere struggles with conflicts on a daily basis. Some of these conflicts may be external conflicts as well as internal conflicts. Just like our lives, literature that is composed has a combination of these internal and external conflicts. These conflicts are as follows: individual versus individual, individual versus self, individual versus technology, individual versus society, and individual versus nature. Although, “What You Pawn I will Redeem,” by Sherman Alexie, and, “Where are You going, where have You Been,” by Joyce Oates have several different conflicts throughout both stories, in this paper I will focus on the internal conflicts of both of the fundamental characters, Jackson and Connie, and I will utilize different literary
Connie: The Victim To A Demon The “heroine” of the short story Where Are You Going Where Have You Been written by Joyce Carol Oates has been interpreted in many different ways by many different authors across the globe. They all have their own opinions on why Connie had left her home and walked into the arms of Arnold Friend. Larry Rain makes the argument that Connie was a noble heroine that “chooses the side with the devil [to save her family]” (Rain Gale).
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates is a story about fifteen year old Connie who’s world is changed after an encounter with a stranger. Connie’s paradigm is transformed during and after this event. At the beginning of the story, Connie’s worldview is one of vanity, which in turn leads to control. She is only focused on how she looks and how those around her appear as well.
Be Careful What You Wish For For Connie and Dave to desire to be mature and free is one thing, for them to get it and end up not wanting what they wished for is another and not knowing what to do with it is also another thing as well. Connie the main character in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, and Dave the main character in “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright have similar hungers but have been put in different circumstances to want such liberation. Connie, age fifteen craves to be mature though at home she acts pure, “she wore a pullover jersey blouse that looked one way when she was at home and another way when she was away from home” (Oates page 5). Connie has a two-sided personality a brat at home and a loose goose at night. Not very close to her family members, she sort of ignores them and does her own thing and she also has very little conversation.
A&P and An Ounce of Cure are two short stories that impacted the Beat Generation when they were published. Because both were written during the same time period, the theme of hope, adolescent rebellion, and parental disappointment with the teenaged protagonists are present in both stories. However, the gender of the narrators, the reason for their rebellion, and the way they view adults differs from each other. Hope can be found in A&P when Sammy walks out of the grocery store. As he exits the A&P, he no longer has chains that conform him to the norm.
on his nose. There are many young girls that think they can sing like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Britney Spears. Most of them cannot emulate their favorite singer 's voice. However, a 14 year-old girl named Connie Talbot has an amazing voice and does great impressions of famous singers. Connie Talbot recently was recently recorded singing in the backseat of the car.
Contentious Symbolism The contentious sense of symbolism illustrated by the two main characters in “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is supported by their actions throughout the story. Deceit between characters was a common symbol that seemed to follow both characters throughout the story. This symbol of distrust allows for a common thread between characters that ultimately joins them together in the end. The overall aspect of lying brings together the two main characters in this story with a unique sense of symbolism.
Have you ever felt that your parents don’t understand you? Well, in Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez and Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes the kids and adults have problems understanding each other. Sometimes kids don’t understand their parents and what their intentions are. Both passages show how both parents and kids can misunderstand each other sometimes. In both stories, the parents have different points of view from their children, this creates tension.
In the short story," The Medicine Bag," Martin went through many changes. As the story progressed, Martin eventually realized the significance of the bag. When Martin's grandfather came to visit, he felt embarrassed about him arriving because he looked out of place. Martin didn't greet his grandfather properly when he first arrived, as he muttered a quiet greeting and avoided eye contact. After school one day, Martin reluctantly let his friends come over.