He pointed his pool cue at me. "Holler if you need me," he said and winked at me as if to say he knew I could take care of myself, that this was just a part of my job……...In the car, Dad took out the money he 'd won and counted off forty dollars, which he passed to me. "We make a good team," he said.” Rex seems like a parent who isn 't afraid to show his daughter a adult way to get money: scamming. He seems like a parent who is showing her the reality of getting money in hard times. This comes across as a man who isn 't shielding the harsh realities of the world, but in fact he is exploiting his daughter for his own advantage and not teaching
Sandra supports her claim by describing the motives of the younger girls, then describing the motives of the men the girls are attracting. Sandra’s purpose is to show the importance of younger girls keeping their sexuality hidden at a young age, so that they’re are protected from the mentality of men. Sandra targets younger women that do not know that certain things can attract the wrong audience, and to the adults who freely lead them
Imagery is a big part in the story, Joyce Carol Oates uses powerful imagery to show Connie’s uprising panic. From comparing Connie’s fantasy to her powerless state when she had to listen to Arnold trying to convince her to come out and what he wants to do to her. Oates focus on Arnold Friend’s physical form, implying the words “thighs”, and “buttocks” to show his sexual nature and how Connie thinks of him. “ She recognized most things about him, the tight jeans that showed his thighs and buttocks and the greasy leather boot and the tight shirt, and even the slippery friendly smiles of his-”, her repletion on the word tight focus on his physical form and his “slippery friendly smile” by saying it’s creepy, his appearance doesn’t suit Connie
His pattern in speaking seems to match that of the current generation of adolescents, and the persona he presents is that of teenage boy, even claiming to be eighteen. However, this is countered when Connie notes that “he was much older—thirty, maybe more” (315), a fact that frightens her. What Arnold is to Connie is a challenge of her want to be an adult, and a trail of her ability to deal with adult issue. Such as a man who singles her out sexual reason. Her wish to be an adult is something she seeks while passively avoiding it.
Juliet faces a challenge when she wants to know the name of the man whom she fell in love with and without Nurse discovering it. To find out the name of the individual, she misleads her Nurse, “In order to find out, she devises a cleverly indirect ploy, first inquiring from the Nurse about the identities of two other young men in whom she actually has no interest. Only after she has learned their names, and thus diverted the Nurse’s curiosity, does she ask about Romeo.”(Garber,47). Juliet starts showing signs of independence by asking questions after falling in love with Romeo. She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo.
Elizabeth Bennett and Charlotte Lucas are two beloved characters from the renowned novel, Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen. Elizabeth Bennett and Charlotte Lucas were neighbors and highly valued each other’s friendship. Although they were very close friends they did have their differences and similarities, both with their beauty, age, family positions, and views on marriage. Elizabeth Bennett was very handsome, with dark eyes that enhanced her beauty. Mr. Darcy, a wealthy gentleman, admired Elizabeth's dark eyes and considered them to be a fine pair of eyes.
Being just as rebellious as her father, Carlos, Yolanda continues to spend time with Mundin, at one point even "proving" to him that she was a girl in exchange for a doll. Unbeknownst to Yolanda, her rebellion was to break stereotypical gender roles between males and females. However, her rebellion, unlike her father's rebellion, occurred strictly among her
In Joyce Carole Oates short story,” Where Are You Going, Where Have you Been”, the battle of perception and reality comes into play when Connie ,a young teenage girl tries to portray herself as an adult by using her appearance as well as attitude in order to attract the attentions of older men. This fantasy world of Connie’s is eventually overthrown by Arnold Friend, causing her to snap back into the realization that her sexual fantasies will soon be a reality. This overall theme of sexual reality is reinforced by the different uses of music and character symbolisms of Connie and Arnold
Austen gives Elizabeth a bewitching personality and this causes Mr. Darcy to slowly fall in love with her. Readers can perceive this through events and interactions. One key piece in understanding the relationship that Darcy and Elizabeth are unwillingly cultivating, takes place in the library of Nethersfield. The conversation begins with Darcy stating that "it has always been in his effort to avoid weaknesses that invite ridicule" (Austen,145) in which Elizabeth then inquires if vanity and pride are amongst these weaknesses. Mr. Darcy excuses himself and states that "vanity is surely a weakness to be avoided, but that pride should be properly regulated for a proud man to have a superior mind (Austen,147).
A good person is someone who is compassionate and shows honesty and integrity, while an evil person is someone who does not care about the needs of others. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the main character Connie encounters a mysterious man in the parking lot of a diner. He later shows up at her house, tells her to go for a ride in his car with him, and introduces himself as Arnold Friend. After Connie speaks to him for a while, she realizes that he is a threat. Oates uses Arnold Friend to convey evil through symbolism and figurative language.