The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is written by Joyce Carol Oates and talks about a girl named Connie who is a carefree fifteen-year-old girl. When she is faced with Arnold Friend, a man who is trying to flirt with her and tries to get her to his car, she does not want it. Connie did not expect this encounter and becomes afraid when she comes across Arnold. Connie, who made “. .sure her own [looks were] all right” (988), wanted to become independent and do things that not every girl her age does, faces a male who wants her, but she does not want him, she begins to become afraid.
Within the story there is a lot of family turmoil between mother and daughter, and sister to sister. Connie has an older sister June, who her mother compares her to: “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister? How have you got your hair fixed—what the hell stinks? Hair spray? You don’t see your sister using that junk” (308).
She would not use it. She continued to call her Joy to which the girl responded but in a purely mechanical way.” (O’Connor 222) The chasm between Hulga and her mother made Hulga to withdraw from establishing a good meaningful family relationship with her mother, and end up attached to a guy, Manley Pointer, really quickly later. Manley Pointer, the guy with important role as his name implies that he is going to “point” out something to change Hulga’s
What does it mean to be a mother? Is it something as simple as having given birth to the child? Or is the actual definition of being a mother a lot more complex? In Laura Esquivel’s book Like Water for Chocolate, the main character, Tita, has a mother that doesn’t care about her.
In Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar, the protagonist, Annie Desmond, struggles between falling into the toxic cycle of teenage pregnancy that surrounds her and her desire to seek out a better, more fulfilling life. In the course of the play, Annie takes many actions that help drive the plot. A major Action What occurs when Annie confronts her mother. Annie claims that her mother does not take the time to hear Annie out: “You say you got words in you but you don’t even listen. What kind of mother don’t want to eat with her own kids?”
and Smooth Talk share, is that Connie and her mom are in a very bad state where they do not understand each other and that wish to not be apart of each other. In the book The mother is always saying “Stop gawking at yourself “ or “You think you're so pretty?" (online 1st paragraph). This is obviously not something a mother should say to her teenage daughter, and it definitively a way for teenage to feel like she is being attacked. The movie shows this hatred for one another through an argument that Connie and her mother get into.
Myrtle Wilson utilizes epizeuxis when she is told to not speak of her lover’s wife subsequent to receiving a gift of a puppy. Tom Buchanan believes his race and gender have superiortity and in this text, he believes a gift should silence Myrtle about Daisy. Myrtle believes she should have the right to talk about Tom’s wife as she repeats Daisy’s name for emphasis. Readers can interpret that Myrtle believes she has the right because she is concealing her affair from her husband while Tom is not hiding anything. Myrtle endures a more strenuous task and believes she deserves rights considering Tom does not grant her the right to speak.
In Mark Twain's novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Huck evolves from an improper, troubled kid, into a young adult throughout the course of the book. I’m sure that many of people could be against my view, but i believe that as the book progresses, Huck learns to grow up and become a young adult all by himself. Evidence that supports my opinion is as follows, “ I wish i’d never laid eyes on it. I wish i’d never seen that snake skin” (Twain 90).
Furthermore, Daisy’s insecurity, like Tom’s, frequently requires the ego reinforcement obtained by impressing others, attempts at which the readers see in her numerous affectations in, for example, her interactions with her cousin Nick. Tom and Daisy’s fear of intimacy is apparent in their relationships with their daughter Pammy as well, as neither spends time with her. Their daughter is being raised by her nurse and
The word ‘look’ is remarked and put in italics to be evidenced that Simon tries to rephrase what he said to make Martin feel bad about himself. As a result of this, Martin begins to become sensitive. Past Martin is different from present Martin as they are opposite in personality and look. They are contradictory in the way that past Martin is lousy and looks like an average boy, and present Martin is short-tempered but non-judgemental.
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).
Arnold Friend’s Biblical Allusions In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Joyce Carol Oates tells a story of a young, innocent teenage girl, Connie who enjoys listening to music and begins exploring her sexuality and being with boys “the way it was in the movies and promised in songs” (Oates 198). In fact she catches the attention of Arnold Friend one night while at the mall meeting up with a boy. Not knowing he would appear in her life, Arnold strangely shows up at her house assuming they made plans to get together. His character is seen as the devil.
In the Christian religion, the devil was once an an archangel that was banished from the kingdom of God for his unforgivable greed. The devil, often referred to as Satan or Lucifer, is commonly incriminated of tempting humans into sin, being the source of abhorrence and the initial example of betrayal. In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates’s, Arnold Friend emerges in convertible with no back story. Throughout the story, he shows Connie, a preposterous 15-year old teenager, how one must not wish to grow up too early, but fear what adulthood holds. From his behavior to his vast knowledge about the doomed girl, the reader can clearly infer that Arnold Friend is a portrait of the devil.
The term oikonomia is defined as the law of the house. The economist is the person who will take on the job to create the laws of the house. As we see today, our economy is a massive makeup of various ways to manage our society. Whether managed properly or mismanaged, the economist influences their economy strongly. Economy in general can function in many different ways, as we see in the literature works, “Gimpel The Fool”, “Where Are You Going?
When meeting people we tend to assume details about them but with time our perceptions alter. We all have experienced this at least once every day when communicating with someone new. Sigmund Freud's "The Uncanny" expresses his development of how something is 'uncanny'. Author Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,?” contains components of the uncanny. This short story involves a character named, Arnold Friend who can be pursued as uncanny because he can be comprehended as someone who has been remained hidden but then has come to light.