Carol Joyce Oates’ “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?” presents how falling into temptation leads to giving up control and innocence. Though her mother is unapproving of her actions, Connie spends her time seeking attention from male strangers. Home alone, Connie is approached by a compelling creature who convinces her to leave her life and join him on his unknown journey. Through disapproving her family, having multiple appearances, listening to music, and her desperation to receive attention from boys, Connie gives up control of herself losing the purity of adolescents and contributing to her detrimental fate. It is imperative that one should not be controlled because of a desire to impress others.
The inflamed eye-catching mountain topped off with a creamy white summit, smack dab in the middle of your face. It's every teenager's fear; waking up from a blissful dream to only have that spiral into a living nightmare after seeing your reflection in the bathroom mirror. For the more dramatic, it's the “End of the World”. While the horrors of a ginormous pimple are legitimate, people underestimate the true horrors of adolescence as described by Joyce Carol Oates in her story, “Where are you going, Where have you been?”. While most people believe Connie meets her fate because of her desire to mature, Oates demonstrates that Connie met her fate through her youth and therefore, seems to claim that adolescence is the most dangerous time for a
Joyce Carol Oates’s story, “Where Is Here?” is the haunting tale of a family who receives a strange visitor who tours their home claiming to have lived there as a child. The work is incredibly elusive, leaving the reader with many questions by not naming the characters and mentioning many characters that are never seen. Oates leaves her audience in the dark with this work, but she does give them a few clues as to what is really going on.
Italo Calvino Literary Analysis “It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.” (Italo Calvino) Italo Calvino was a famous Italian writer who wanted his life to be known and wanted the people to be interested in his stories. It was not only about what he wanted, it was about what the people wanted to hear. He did not just want to make his stories, he was striving to catch the eye of the readers. Italo Calvino’s writings were inspired mainly by his experiences in the war and acquaintances.
A couple weeks ago I was left home alone. My mom went out to Los Angeles and my brother slept over his friend's house. I went down stairs to get a glass of water. I heard the sound of the garage being opened . I gave it a second before checking to see what is was because the person who would have opened the garage should have came in already.There was no one. The garage continuously opened and closed for a good 10 minutes but eventually stopped. To this day I still don't know what or who opened the garage. This was supposed to be a nice and relaxing night by myself , but it quickly transformed into a aggravating night I do not want to have again. Transformation obviously creates fear. This can be seen in the following three stories as well. Oate’s “Where is here”,Arthur Tress’ “Dream Collector” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over” uses transformation of an ordinary person and an ordinary setting to show us how easily circumstances can change .
In the novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger readers are introduced to a young man named Holden Caulfield who introduces himself and begins to tell his story of how and why he left his school; Pencey Prep. In the story, Holden explains how he is being kicked out of school and doesn't want his parents to know and so leaves school early. throughout the story, Holden explains what happens to him before he must go home and act like he is home from school for a break instead of being kicked out. When it comes to the topic of Author's purpose of The will of individual vs the will of the majority some will think the purpose is to show that Holden going against the will of society to rebel, however, I think the author’s purpose of The Catcher in the Rye was to show that the individual will manifest in his desire for isolation comes from his is fear and damage done by fear of pain, failure, rejection, and is unwilling or unable to go along with the majority. This all shown through Imagery, symbolism, and diction.
As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness. That also made her become more vulnerable to the real dangers and the evilness that exists in the world. That danger was represented by an old man who pretends to be an eighteen year old boy that seduced and kidnaped Connie. The end of the story Joyce Carol Oates leaves it open to the readers, because that way it makes the reader think of what might have happened, whether she got raped or whether she is killed, after the main character leaves with the antagonist of the story. Oates shows that ignorance, narcissism and the lack of
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates Psychoanalytic Criticism Question How are id, ego and superego represented in “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” By Joyce Carol Oates?
He makes the house personified to help us the readers understand the mood of the book. He uses the destruction of the house to create a chaotic atmosphere. He also uses the destruction of the house as way to define the Post apocalyptic mood in which things start getting destroyed. In there will come soft rains, Bradbury uses this imagery “Here the silhouette in paint of a man mowing a lawn. Here … a woman bent to pick flowers.
Since the beginning of the written language, the reader's perception of a literary work has been based on their interpretation of how the story was portrayed. Differing points of view within the story generate diverse interpretations among readers. From Shakespeare to Faulkner, the aspect of differing viewpoints allows each story to convey contrasting feelings to the reader. In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O., she uses a first-person view to reinforce this idea. The attitude of the narrator, sister, is biased in many respects to further her agenda. The slanted viewpoint of sister contributes to the story through her need for personal attention, the empathy the reader has for sister, and the inaccurate representation of the entire story.
She recollects an episode in which at the age of 16 or 17 she randomly decided to leave school and walk home, and while she walked, the houses surrounding her suddenly began to appear “very ominous and foreboding”. She began to think that the houses
The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” and movie Smooth Talk took over the nation by storm. Both loosely based off and inspired from true events committed by Charles Schimid .Whose terrible acts made America gasp in stock but also were able to allow a wee bit of light to be able to shed down on literature.
Eleanor’s thoughts are very prominent in the novel, which allows the reader to try to decide what the house was doing to Eleanor, or just how crazy Eleanor was. The novel was able to illustrate Eleanor’s thoughts more clearly than the movie could. There was a disconnect between Eleanor’s thoughts and her downward spiral in the movie. The constant questioning of what was happening in the house is why the novel was frightening. Much of the fear was from the descriptions of the house such as: sick, disgusting, and cold.
"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget"-G. Randolf. In the story "Good Times" by Rion Amilcar Scott the quote by G. Randolf relates to Rashid and Walter friendship by the way they became friends. They became close friends based on Walter saving Rashid life and bonded off his mistakes he experienced throughout life. In the story "Good Times" one of the main characters Rashid tries to commit suicide by hanging himself from his balcony when Walter notices him and save his life by cutting the rope. Rashid thanks, Walter and explains that it was a mistake and he wasn 't trying to commit suicide. Rashid feels bad about what happen and talks to Walter explains that he was trying to kill himself but he