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.
“…she knew she was pretty and that was everything" (308). 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?
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. Her mother is mean and severely strict.
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?” (Greenidge, 59).
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). This shows that Huck is maturing because he starts regretting playing the cruel snake-prank on Jim.
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. However narrative Martin is the new, confident and mature boy.