Although some may argue that the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, reveals that Connie’s materialistic ideals drove her actions which caused her ultimate demise, this position limits the importance of Connie’s repressed thoughts. Her repressed thoughts, identified through daydreams and inner dialogue, reveal her psychological efforts to protect herself from the imminent danger ahead. These thoughts form as she strives to achieve a differentiation of self from her older sister, yet her newfound identity becomes superficially based off how she believes she should behave around her peers. When Arnold Friend appears at her doorstep, even though Connie deploys her defense mechanisms of repression and denial, she remains vulnerable to Arnold because she does not acknowledge her repressed thoughts and only considers his superficial appearance. Once Connie’s repressed thoughts surface, her reality anxiety allows her to uncover Arnold Friend’s true intentions with her and shed light on Connie’s fatal flaw: her differentiation of self. Therefore, the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, conveys the significant idea that basing one’s identity off of their peers can lead to superficiality, which creates vulnerability when in a dangerous predicament.
How her circumstances forced her to become the adult prematurely and disown her vulnerability. F was luckily ‘emotionally linked’ to me and thus when confronted with the projection she felt assured that “the split off bad parts of the self are not grounds for abandonment.”
In the essay “The Storyteller”, Sandra Cisneros describes how her identity was shaped by goals that she had for herself. Starting from a young Cisneros dreamt about living in her own silent home that fitted her taste. Years later after coming home from college she still had the dream of living on her own and also with a career goal of becoming a writer. Cisneros determination to follow her dreams was strong, however, her father’s did not agree with the dreams and even had a different idea of what he wanted for her. Even with her father’s wanting her to live at home until marriage, have children or to become a weather woman. Cisneros continues to go after her dream of living on her own. Although Cisneros had conflict with her father’s, she did not let it stop her from reaching those goals that set out for herself in life.
Anna Quindlen’s use of detail, along with imagery and language, paints a picture of her struggle with attaining perfection while in college. Her speech, often pensive and foreboding, warns of the dangers of pursuing perfection and the joy felt when one gives up that inane dream.
In the coming of age story “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates uses symbolism, conflict, and the third person to foreshadow fifteen-year-old Connie’s unfortunate, yet untimely fate. While one may think that the conflict stems from Connie’s promiscuity, it is clear to see her promiscuity is only a result to a much bigger conflict, her mother’s constant nagging and disapproval, alongside the lack of attention from her father. the author paints a vivid picture of what happens when a fifteen-year-old girl such as Connie goes elsewhere to find to find the love, attention, and approval that she lacks at home. All which is vital for her growth and wellbeing as a person.
Sexuality is the most notorious and common sign of development in adolescence. “The House on Mango street”, by Sandra Cisneros is a coming of age novel, where Esperanza transitions from a girl into a young teen. In her journey, Esperanza comes across many challenges, she is forced to grow up by life’s adversities. In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother advises her daughter and scolds her into becoming a decent woman. In her guidance, the mother is worried about her daughter’s sexual activity and warns her about the consequences of improper behavior. “A&P” by John Updike, is also a short story where a boy named Sammy comes across his sexuality when he spots three girls wearing bikinis entering the
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) was a German poet and one of the best-known representatives of German Anacreonticism, a playfully light style of poetry in the middle of the 18th century with themes as friendship, wine, women and song, inspired by the ancient Greek poet Anacreon. He wrote “An Leukon” in 1764. The poem is a warning against putting things off until the next day. Although it contains references to the pleasures of life, it does not dwell on them but constantly repeats its warning in a lecturing tone.
A fifteen year old girl is home alone, carelessly eating a snack on the couch in her living room. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. The little girl, thinking it could be a delivery man or one of her relatives coming for a short visit, gets off the couch to unlock the front door. Once the door is wide open, she comes face-to-face with a forty year old man, a sickly smile gracing his lips and nothing but unethical thoughts lingering in his head. Abduction and sexual assault is notorious throughout the world with adolescences generally being the main target because of their vulnerability to give in to objectionable seduction. A profound example of a male intruder barging into the life and mentality of a naïve female protagonist is the short story, “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates. Essentially, Oates exaggerates characterization through the use of archetypes and existential allegories to give closure to the realistic narrative.
This Student Affair Professional discuss the changing role of his position. As a Student Affair Professional; overseer as a known trailblazer, businessperson, students living halls, campus union hall, intramural sports, and additional spaces and services unquestionably force him with responsibility for behavior in those places Miller and Sorochty (2014). Furthermore, alteration representative of this university is still emerging, he trusts it will be an exciting new experience which we will be more specialized in his field and proposal differs from the past. He also emphasizes that he has become more of an organization, but he is not joint to only one ideal or to only one training method.
If I were to tell the truth (which I try to make it a habit to do), I would assert that I spent the last two days considering our class conversation without formulating much in terms of coherent impressions or judgments. Nor did I conclude what idea to pluck from my notebook and my mind to address here. I’m torn between Peter’s statement that “trauma is the ineffable,” that “it is not reliable” and Naomi’s insight that we—all of us—make choice in life and in so doing, close doors on other opportunities. Perhaps the two are connected in some way, and I hope to do this in this construction.
“Miss Brill” is a short story in which the author, Katherine Mansfield, introduces and develops the main character by allowing the reader to view Miss Brill through her introspection and daydreams. This omniscient point of view the narrator provides helps the reader feel intimate with the character of Miss Brill, yet Mansfield manages to hold her at a mysterious distance. This may be because Miss Brill is not honest with herself about reality. For the majority, daydreaming is a common and even healthy mental process. Some people, however, use daydreaming to cope with and distance themselves from reality. Mansfield’s character, Miss Brill, seems to do just this. She may be suffering from what is known
Famous fantasy author J. K Rowling, the “mother” of Harry Potters, addresses the commencement speech at Harvard in eighth June, 2008, which is titled “The Fringe Benefits of Failure” She genuinely talks about her personal experience to helpfully instruct the graduates. As the audiences have high achievements in academic study, but unfamiliar with normal failures, Rowling shares her valuable experiences on her heartbroken failures. The purpose is to share her mature views with the upcoming graduates to prepare for future unavoidable failures which everyone will face. Rowling’s colorful speech flexibly adopts abundant rhetorical devices, such as persuasive pathos, strong ethos,
In Joyce Carol Oate’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, the coming of age message is to avoid living in your childhood fantasies so much that you can’t face the realities of adulthood. Connie is a fifteen years old girl who wants to act mature but constantly living in her childhood fantasies. When it comes to her craving of acting like a grown up, she goes to the Big Boy restaurant with her friends but left them behind when a boy is asking her to go out for dinner. When she gets home, she dreams that ‘the boy’ she met last night whose ‘sweet, gentle’ and just like ‘in the movies and promised in songs’(52). Sweet and gentle are being expressed as imagery to describe the boy that Connie met the night before. The way Connie illustrate
When a person is trained to hate or fear something, it is common to dread becoming what is hated. Often even a little piece of doubt can cause the person to worry and question themselves. Adolescent girls and women, even those who have never had sexual intercourse, often find that when their period is late they will panic and wonder if they are pregnant. That little bit of doubt can easily well up inside and become a formidable monster of despair and self-doubt. Phil Resch’s spiral into a state of self-doubt after simply considering the thought that he could be an android parallels the struggle young women face with a late period.
A hobby is an activity that people done during free time. Since it could release their stress or relaxation. But there are also some dangerous hobbies that could their behavior even live. There are so many risks-hobbies for teenagers that I am going to explain, such as party, shopping and addicted to the internet. It is already attached to teenagers in general, but this time I will discuss it more deeply. The purpose of this essay is to explain about risks-hobbies that teenagers do nowadays and how it would affect their lives.