Being as naïve as a 15 year old girl, Arnold "Fiend" is able to lure her out of her house and into his car. Inspired by a true story, this piece is a twisted tale of manipulation and pure evil. Connie in this transitional stage from girlhood to womanhood, looks to her jealous mother for guideance she will not receive. Joyce Carol Oates in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" illustrates that the innocent and naïve will often get taken advantage of. In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", a 15-year-old girl named Connie struggles with living up to the expectations of her parents.
Pipher refers to this by referring to the story of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In this story Ophelia starts out innocent without a second thought in her mind but then she meets Hamlet she then “lives only for his approval” (18). She is then is overwhelmed with all this effort that when Hamlet disapproves of her she drowns in a stream. Mary Pipher uses this to help exemplify the fact that theses “destructive forces…affect young women” (16-17). It also represents how young girls begin to live their lives only for the approval of others than to show their true colors.
Can a fictional novel be a symbolic representation of the horrors of real life society? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch is a little girl in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama who is telling her adventurous story from when she was a child. The novel takes place in the 1930’s in a town where everybody knows everybody and has deep rooted Southern values. Throughout the story, Scout, her brother Jem, and their best friend Dill grow up and deal with everything that is thrown at them. They soon have bigger problems than rude teachers or peculiar neighbors when Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus, takes a case defending a black man accused of rape.
The exposition of a story marks its beginning and introduces the reader to the narrative (Norton 89). Baldwin begins his story by introducing us to the narrator, who is learning of Sonny's arrest after being caught up in a heroin bust. On the other hand, the exposition of "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" introduces us to Connie, the main character. She is a self-absorbed fifteen-year-old girl that is obsessed with her beauty.
James Hurst, author of “Scarlet Ibis,” writes in a way so that all readers can determine the theme that can be easily identified as greed and selfishness. It shows two main types of conflict throughout the story. Foreshadowing is an important literary device used in this story, for it allows a reader to envision upcoming events. The short story “Scarlet Ibis” deals with a theme of greed along with literary devices such as conflict and foreshadowing that help contribute to the plot of the story. “Scarlet Ibis” focuses on constant conflict between the narrator versus his younger brother and the narrator versus himself.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Literary Analysis The story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Is about a 15 year old lass who spends all her time with friends down at the local drive in. The story,written by Joyce Carol Oates, is a short story about psychological realism. Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most well-known writers of our time. Of all the novels she has published, Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, has held some of the world’s biggest controversies. These theories, the theory of free will, for example, contains variations in themes of setting, characterization, and plot.
A person who uses many temptations, word play, and threats to take advantage of the young protagonist Connie. Oates’s biography explained her fiction writing as a mixture violence and sexual obsession. The writing style definitely fits the plot point of this story with both of her literary ingredients being present in not only Arnold Friend but in Connie as well. The Protagonist Connie is presented in a very self-centered way. She is obsessed with her looks and often fantasizes about all the boys she meets.
In Joyce Oates story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” (rpt. in Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perinne’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 11th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2012] 492- 506) Connie is a fifteen year old girl who would stereotypically, be considered “the girl next door,” and because of her certain actions, finds herself wishing she had chosen a different path. Connie is a usual teenage girl who is constantly checking herself in the mirror and always looking for whatever trouble she can get herself into. Contrary to Connie’s belief, good looks aren’t always a charm.
Home is where the heart is, but what if home is no longer safe? Joyce Carol Oates explores this concept in her 1966 short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”. On surface level, this story appears to discuss a rebellious young girl named Connie and her confrontation with Arnold Friend, a stalker. The ending leaves the reader to assume that Arnold Friend plans to sexually assault the young girl. However, looking beyond what is initially shown, a new context can adhered to the plot.
In Animal Farm, George Orwell illustrates that it is the responsibility of the citizens to stand up against injustice and inequality. As portrayed in the book, society will not change if the citizens make no effort to use their voices to make and drive change. We can become oppressed by our leaders and so can our way of life. We find that it is easier to keep reserved and quiet when voicing our opinion is needed, and can easily become manipulated. The animals in Animal Farm dealt with a lot of injustice and inequality.
(AGG) Losses can affect a person’s life and how they act by the decisions they make. (BS-1) With Baba-jan and Nur gone, Najmah has to step up and be more mature to keep her and Mada-jan safe and alive. (BS-2) Najmah has seen her mother and baby brother die right in front of her and she has to handle herself. (BS-3) Najmah knows that if she goes back to her homeland she has a chance of saving her farmland. (TS) In Under The Persimmon Tree, Najmah’s losses has changed and shaped her throughout the novel which has affected her decisions.
The period of the nineteen twenties was characterized by dynamic social and economic trends. F. Scott Fitzgerald is a celebrated writer for not only his ability to write popular stories, but also his embodiment of the spirit of what was called the roaring twenties. Fitzgerald led a fiscally irresponsible life which was typical, even romanticized for that time. Additionally, he was known to write notable novels which enraptured the reader with adept uses of rhetorical tools and vivid descriptions instead of direct statements. This is common in two of his short stories, The Camel’s Back and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
She had “roughed lips” and was “heavily made up” this means that she cares about her appearance and wants to look attractive in front of others. In that era women were looked down upon by men because of their sense of fashion as they were viewed as objects belonging to the men and Steinbeck demonstrates this in the way the characters in Of Mice and Men react to her appearance. He also makes this obvious to the reader when Curley’s wife finds out that Curley was in the house and she wasn’t. After using the excuse of “lookin’ for Curley” when she goes to the bunk-house to flirt with the new guys (Lennie and George) and when Slim tells her that he seen him going in her house “she was suddenly apprehensive” giving the impression that Curley will be mad if she is not home when he comes in as in the 1930s women were expected to do nothing apart from the jobs given to them from men. They were not allowed to go out and socialize unless told to do so (especially not socializing with other men).
I believe it is imperative for Evita to raise suspicion about the cause of Eric’s death as well as the parental competence, Evita needs to make sure that these parents have the ability to raise their children. As a social worker it is Evita’s responsibility to be completely honest about any information she knows in order to ensure that the family is safe as a whole. I believe that Evita needs to raise suspicion to ensure the other two children within the family are safe and the parents are competent to be raising their children. If the Father Bill is in reality babysitting the children drunk, this could have been a major factor as to why the Father didn’t wake up when he rolled on top of Eric. It is obligatory that Envita ensures that the living situation is safe so no