The Inelucet Coming of Age Naive - showing a lack of experience, wisdom and judgement (Google). The short fiction story, “Where are you going, Where have you been” written by Joyce Carol Oates centralizes itself amongst the state of being naive. Connie, a young fifteen year old, consumes her everyday life by dreaming of sacred adulthood, or nonetheless freedom from the hands of her home, her family and her innocence. The story introduces the idea of coming of age through various literary devices. The authors use of these various literary devices, alludes the theme of the story may only be available to those who are open minded to the sublime context.
Sanford Pinsker conducted an interview with Oates and asked the question “Do you generally move from shorter units of the imagination to longer ones…?” (Pinsker 241). To which Oates replies, “I begin with an idea, the “idea” of trying to create in words a “religious consciousness” set in a recognizable United States, in the era of Born-Again politicians and other hazards to one 's mental health” (Oates 242). This statement proves completely that “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is capable and was created to share the two possible
Cult members act in ways to appease their leaders and achieve, what are seen as, superordinate goals. Koresh's ultimate goal was to teach the "preachings and prophecies" of God as he believed he was a prophet himself. Aftermath has shown a great belief that Koresh's own goal was to bring superiority upon himself along with attention. This meant that anything Koresh said and commanded was holy to the Davidians.
Dear God. " This captures how religion and spirituality are presented in The Color Purple: a switch from a belief in a single God, which to Celie is portrayed as an old white man in a long beard, into a God that exists all around, and is a part of human happiness. Celie started writing letters to God as a way of escaping and in order to survive her father 's sexual abuse and relies on God as she believes that her sister, Nettie is dead. She later comes to view God as an outgrowth of nature 's beauty, after Shug convinces her that God is more than what white people say, and what church teachings confirm.
The Glass Castle Argumentative Essay The memoir, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, is an inspirational, eye opening, and a giggling type of story. Although there are some problems in this story that she encounters in her early years, she uses these problems to better herself for what may lay ahead of her. I am writing about what I think of her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls, and if they are acceptable parents, or inadequate parents to Jeannette and her siblings Lori, Brian, and Maureen. I, however, do not agree that Rex and Rose Mary Walls are acceptable parents.
Through perspective, the author’s argument is additionally strengthened and credible in that she allows for this ten-year-old child to come up with her own sincere conclusion, without interference regarding how families have evolved over time and what can be defined as ‘family.’ It is also important to note the girl’s constant uncertainty of what she should call her relatives. This just comes to highlight that often times, labels can limit individuals from truly opening his/her arms to a greater sense of family, rather than literal family. Nonetheless, the girl concludes that they are all apart
But then not necessarily willingly Jolly ends up in the Moms Up Program at LaVaughn 's high school due to LaVaughn. She talked to 'Barbara ' and found out how to involve Jolly in it. It 's a program for teens like Jolly to be able to go back to school and get a GED. Rules of being in the program, though, are beneficial. "
I like sunshine and pretty things and cheerfulness-and I dread responsibility.” Zelda lived a carefree lifestyle, starting in early childhood. She said herself
My mother does credit me as mature and responsible, but she also seems to believe I need guidance or “mothering” where I don’t. I consider this a long-term perceptual difference as it started when I was about fifteen
Images of children in photographs and illustrations can also reveal what childhood has meant to successive generations of parents over the last century and a half. The image of the cute child betokened a new parental conception of childhood, one that in turn fostered more tolerant, even playful approaches to child rearing. Instead of embracing parents ' memories of their own childhoods or their hopes for their children 's future, new toys challenged adult longings while creating a separate (and for many adults, alienating) world of childhood. By contrast, Ginny, though dressed in the latest styles, looks like the girl who played with this doll, and even more closely resembles the dolls that the girl 's mother might have played with (such
Since Kristina’s mother and stepfather raise her baby, she is free to go about her life as a carefree teenager, and continues to snort, smoke, and inject crank, even though she has a newborn at home, which does not teach readers that she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions (Hopkins, 536-537). Clearly, many parents have problems with the larger themes and messages in Crank, and YA literature in general, because of its mature and explicit content. Adults want to protect their child(ren) from the dangers of the outside world for as long as possible and novels like Crank threaten to subvert that desire, and expose adolescents to the dark, unpleasant, and disturbing side of life beyond soccer practice, dance class, and student council meetings. Because the entire novel, beginning with the first page and ending with the last, centers on Kristina’s drug use, and the havoc that unleashes after her addiction
“She thought, I’m not going to see my mother again. She thought, I’m not going to sleep in my bed again”. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been is a short store by Carol Oates. In the story, Connie was a 15 year old girl, and lived she out in a rural area. She lived with her parents, and her sister June.
Arnold Friend’s Biblical Allusions In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Joyce Carol Oates tells a story of a young, innocent teenage girl, Connie who enjoys listening to music and begins exploring her sexuality and being with boys “the way it was in the movies and promised in songs” (Oates 198). In fact she catches the attention of Arnold Friend one night while at the mall meeting up with a boy. Not knowing he would appear in her life, Arnold strangely shows up at her house assuming they made plans to get together. His character is seen as the devil.
One way to interpret and analyze the short story called “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is to compare it to the story of “The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.” In Oates’ short story, the main character is a problematic, pretty, teenage girl named Connie who “couldn’t do a thing, her mind was all filled with trashy daydreams” (Oates, 1). Throughout the story, Connie is described as someone who is detached from her family and feels as though she is misunderstood. There is not much that excites her except for music and the drive-in restaurant that she refers to as her “sacred building” and a “haven and blessing they yearned for” (Oates, 1).