“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates is a story about fifteen year old Connie who’s world is changed after an encounter with a stranger. Connie’s paradigm is transformed during and after this event. At the beginning of the story, Connie’s worldview is one of vanity, which in turn leads to control. She is only focused on how she looks and how those around her appear as well.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” is about a teenager named Connie who is trying to come to terms with her transformation from childhood to adulthood. Through this process, Connie attempts to act older than she is an tries to gain the attention of boys. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Joyce Oates portrays Connie as obsessed with men to symbolize how one’s obsession and narcissistic attitude can cause danger to seem surreal. In the short story, Carol Oates describes Connie as having two different personalities, one being a narcissistic attitude.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
What do you think a personality is? How it affect the story? Is every protagonist having similar personality? William Faulkner and Eudora Welty were born in different centuries, but their book, “A Rose for Emily” and “Why I live at the PO” have many kinds of similarities and differences throughout the story. Both stories have similar settings, which takes place in a small town in a South part of the United States.
Miss Emily Grierson, one of the most interesting characters the town of Jefferson has ever known. The story begins at her funeral, the town grieving over their beloved Miss Emily, but they’re mainly only there to discover what secrets have been hidden in the walls of her home for so many years. Emily came from a troubled home, she had no mother around and her father held their family to such esteem that he never thought any of the men who came to court Emily were good enough. So, leading a lonely life with only her butler around, Miss Emily rarely went out or contacted many people. She became an “obligation” with the town when Colonel Sartoris, the mayor in 1894, remitted her taxes.
Chanel Langley Professor Hawkins English Composition IIMarch 19, 2018 “Flight Patters”In this story “FightPatterns” it shows how people are used to stereotype each other mainly because of how society is today. The main character is William he is a husband and a father, he continues to judge this man he barley knows. The reader Alexie, show’s William as being ahard-worker but only tends to care about his work. William tends to be fearful and worried and very paranoid throughout the short story. He works all the time, always flying and on business trips and meetings.
Poetry Explication: “In a Library” by Emily Dickinson The poem “In a Library” was written by Emily Dickinson as an expression of her love of books, and the way they can transport her. Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Emily Dickinson was born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Good writers, who write masterpieces, wisely use “the elements of the short story” to engage readers. Character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, and other elements are practically used to create climax, bring up questions, form suspense or mystery, and make the story captivating. “The Office” by Alice Munro and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner are epitomes of greatly written short stories due to perfect usage of “the elements of the short story.” Both authors use setting, character, and point of view to show the women’s jealousy and anger towards men due to social constraints and beliefs. Setting is the key element in these short stories because two authors deal with the same problem in the similar era.
This semester I read the books con academy and partially through touching spirit bear. This was an insane to see myself even do that I have not read a single book since the 5th grade. My goal was to read 2 books this semester, I thought that it would be hard but not impossible. Turns out it was harder than I thought it would be, I barely got through one. Reading is a fun experience but a really hard one to focus on.