In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", Joyce Carol Oates utilizes a variety of literary devices to strengthen the story in its entirety. This short story is essentially about a 16-year-old girl named Connie and the conflict between her desire to be mature and her desire to remain an adolescent. Throughout the story, the audience sees this conflict through her words in addition to through her behavior. The audience is also introduced to Arnold Friend, a rather peculiar man, who essentially kidnaps her. This short story by Joyce Carol Oates functions and is additionally meaningful because of her usage of literary devices.
Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour. After reading the story, readers can come to the conclusion that the theme is solemnly about a woman’s joy of gaining her independence. In Louise Mallards case, it is ripped away from her in a dramatic way. After analyzing the short story, one can note that without knowing the key symbols such as, her crying, staring out the window and her terrible heart troubles will make it complicated to interpret the theme of the
The author maintains the main character as a childish but at the same time as an adult. “ I know that sticks and stones are indeed very effective mechanisms…” This shows that Rachel is a child because is comparing a nursery song to how broken her life is. But, she mentions in the beginning that she is eighteen. She continues to compare broken bones to damage done by bullying and sticks and stones with words.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” In the short story written by Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, the main character is Connie. Connie is a typical fifteen year old, she acts older than she is and has a split personality when it comes to how she acts around certain people. In the story Connie's mother resents her because she was once pretty just like Connie.
3.1. Childhood at Gateshead Hall Jane gets to know that she does not fit into the beauty ideal already in her early childhood. Her physical inferiority to her cousins Eliza, John and Georgiana Reed is mentioned in the very first few page of the novel (Brontë 9). The Reeds keep her “at a distance” (9) and she does not belong to their family. Furthermore, Jane is fully aware of her inferiority and asks herself: “Why could I never please?”
Haifeng Yang English 1110.01: Secondary Source Integration Instructor: Torsa Ghosal 30th June 2016 Root of prejudice In the short story Soap and Water written by Anzia Yezierska, the protagonist who was an immigrant was depicted very unlucky through her college life and 10 years after graduation because people felt bad about her uncleanliness. Most of her depiction left deep impression about how hard life for a immigrant student could be. The diploma was held by Miss Whiteside because physical unclean appearance of the protagonist was considered not eligible to teach.
By using easily understood English and short sentences, Tan is humbling herself before her audience and makes the text immediately intimate. It is a text that her mother could comprehend and read with ease. To allow the readers to connect to her story even further, Tan quotes her mother in her broken English. This shows the reader how difficult it can be to understand Tan's mother's English and how different it is from the English Tan has learned through formal
Name of book (and relevance to the story) - The book 's title is "The Old Jest", I think it 's called like that because the story is about a young 18 year old girl who isn 't taken really seriously, people see her as a child who doesn 't know nothing about life, they see her as a "jest". But, during the story, she starts to grow up and be wiser. That 's why she is "The old jest" because she is not the "jest" anymore, she is mentally older than what she was. Setting where and when (and relevance to the story) – "The Old Jest" is set in a village on the Irish coast, not far from Dublin, in the summer of 1920.
Kasey is twelve years old and holds an anti-social and anti-cheerleader attitude. She is absorbed by an antique doll, and Alexis thinks it’s all in her mind and assumes her sister is just going through another phase. Slowly, Alexis realizes that the concerns in her head were all fake, those problems were becoming life-threatening to her, and her family. Kasey’s eyes slowly go from blue to green, she uses old-fashioned language and she even forgets periods of
Cornelie Banguid Period 6 1/9/14 The Bell Jar Research Paper. Writing the bell Jar for Sylvia Plath was a hard thing to do but also familiar. Sylvia Plath’s own struggle with her depression made the writing of the Bell Jar “truthful. She did not exaggerate or lie about her experiences with depression, to make her illness look more dramatic.
In “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros, shows Rachel as a shy person. An example of Rachel being shy is when she says, “I wish I was invisible but I'm not” (pg. 235). The evidence reveals Rachel is shy because she wishes she was invisible. In the middle of the text, Rachel also says, “I put my head down on the desk and bury my face.” (pg. 236).
In Eleven Sandra tells us about Rachel‘s eleventh birthday. The day did not go well. She was put in situations that kept causing all of her other ages to return to her. Sandra Cisneros uses repetition, imagery, and Diction to describe who Rachel is. By doing this readers discover a lot about Rachel’s characteristics.
Kingsolver heavily uses hyperbole when speaking from Rachel’s perspective and includes blame as a theme to add personality to characters throughout the book. It is easy to discern Rachel’s voice from the other sisters due to her voice and the way she processes thoughts and emotions. Rachel overexaggerates nearly everything, causing her to be rarely satisfied and constantly discontent with the world around her but never blaming herself for any misfortunes. By describing Leah as “the cause of all our problems,” (Kingsolver, 335) you can see her need to displace any blame away from herself or a predicament’s true factors and onto one set person in the same dramatic way she does anything. A similar attitude can be seen throughout the Price family,
“But I did become sadder, and sadness gets boring after a while, for the sad person and for everyone around them.” Sadly, this quote exemplifies Rachel's negative feelings towards herself and the people who abandoned her in her time of need. Later in the story, the effects of her depression on her personal relationships can be observed. “Sometimes I catch myself trying to remember the last time I had meaningful physical contact with another person, just a hug or a heartfelt squeeze of my hand, and my heart twitches.” Isolation is a major theme in the novel.
Unknown 6- Isopropyl Alcohol We found that unknown 6 was Isopropyl alcohol. Its chemical name is isopropanol and the chemical formula C₃H₈O but is typically called isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is today used as a primary ingredient in rubbing alcohol. Is smells very unpleasant and is used for disinfecting pads used by medical professionals for tasks such as sanitizing small instruments, wiping down surfaces, and cleaning a patient’s skin before an injection.