The main character, Nemo Nobody, thinks over the decisions he made that changed his life forever; staying with his mother or father, saying certain words, which girl he falls in love with. Each of these choices made Nemo’s life phenomenally different in the end. The mystery itself is having to decide off of blind faith and your own judgement and this leads some to rely on others opinions too heavily. It is normal for this task to be somewhat arduous and
When Arnold begins her abduction, Connie is unaware of what is happening and still believes that she has power over Arnold. At the beginning of their interaction, Oates writes that Connie is still concerned over her appearance as she is “...wondering how bad she looked,” “...careful to show no interest or pleasure…,” and “She pretended to fidget.” These quotes all show her preoccupation with how she looks to Arnold and that she is flirting with him, her typical response when speaking to a male. Their interaction continues with Connie realizing more and more that she is not in control as much as she believes herself to be. “What? You’re crazy-” and “What do you want?” show that Connie is not the one holding the power any longer/ Arnold plays to her vanity to manipulate her.
Connie, being so young, did not have the slightest idea what she was in for. The more Connie resisted, the more forceful Arnold Friend became. Oates then sheds a strange light on the character Arnold Friend. He oddly knew what her family was doing during that moment, his hair did not appear to look natural, and his shoes were oddly misshaped on his feet. Oates throws the reader off for a moment, to only speed the story up with a streak of cringing fear.
This interpretation of the story explains how Connie simply fell prey to the common theme of men acting as predators in society. Therefore, Connie had no say in her fate, so she just decided to go quietly with him. However, this theory completely disregards the psychological disorders that Connie has. Connie did not go quietly with Arnold because he was a dominating male. Instead, Connie left due to her numerous unconscious mental problems.
She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times. When Montag was sick, she didn’t sincerely care. He asked her for help by ringing him some medicine and turning down the parlor, but that was the point she cared for them more than him, so she did not turn them down. She is only with society and does not want to change by any means. She doesn’t even realize how to be different from everyone
A Look at “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Have you ever been in a situation that you were afraid you wouldn’t get out of? In the story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Joyce Carol Oates tells about a young girl who encounters a strange man and is afraid that she will never see her family again. The story is about a fifteen year old girl named Connie who is being harassed by an older man named Arnold Friend. She is obsessed with her own physical appearance, while her older sister, June, is the opposite. Connie’s mom always criticizes her for being so egotistical and wants Connie to be more like her sister.
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
and Smooth Talk share, is that Connie and her mom are in a very bad state where they do not understand each other and that wish to not be apart of each other. In the book The mother is always saying “Stop gawking at yourself “ or “You think you're so pretty?" (online 1st paragraph). This is obviously not something a mother should say to her teenage daughter, and it definitively a way for teenage to feel like she is being attacked. The movie shows this hatred for one another through an argument that Connie and her mother get into.
Maggie In Alice Walker's Everyday Use, the use of a flamboyant and downright abrasive character as Dee helps to portray the serious effects of a lack of exposure to society in the quiet and passive demeanor of Maggie. Maggie's isolation from the riches of society in the world offers a stark contrast with her sister, Dee. Where Dee is ostentatious and loud, Maggie is almost silent and shies away from any flux of social activity. She's is repeatedly skittish and she cannot even bear to be hugged. “He [Hakim-a-barber] moves to hug Maggie but she falls back, right up against the back of my chair.
Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up. The tragic hero fabricates false dangers to compensate her desire to be needed by her sister who has moved on with her life. Nea feels abandoned becausen Sourdi matures while she remains a child. Ma and Sourdi remain connected with traditional customs that Nea simply cannot understand due to her exposure to American culture. Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble.