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  • Acceptance Of Lobbyist's Gifts
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    Connie Science's moral dilemma of whether or not to break government ethics laws regarding the acceptance of lobbyist's gifts has come to its climax where she must choose if she will jump on the bandwagon or not. Ms. Science could use a number of methods to come to a logical and morally sound conclusion. Some of these methods include Kantian Ethics and Act Utilitarianism. Kantian Ethics is a de ontological theory (which emphasize doing one's duty without regard for the consequences) developed by...
  • Connie As A Young And Beautiful Girl
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    Did Connie Bring Arnolds Actions Upon Herself Her heart was almost too big for her chest and its pumping made sweat break out all over her (105). Joyce Carol Oates places the reader in an undesirable situation in Where are you going, Where have you been. This situation is a young girl being evilly seduced and raped. Although Connie is young and beautiful, her two contrasting personalities and actions put her in a position of fear and shock as Arnold Friend, takes her to a personal living hell. T...
  • Connie
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    Connie's Decision Nobody really knows what the future holds. We all live day by day wondering what God's will is for our lives. Yet we carry on and make decisions that may or may not shape what our lives turn out to be. In Joyce Carol Oates's "Where are you going, Where have you been? ", we meet Connie, a fifteen year old beautiful girl. Connie like most teenagers is a little boy crazy and at times rebellious. She and some girlfriends would get together and go to a local drive-in restaurant wher...
  • Eye To Eye With Connie Chung
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    JMC 101, Section 101 Who the Hell is Connie Chung? How does one go from being called "America's sweetheart" to being labeled a"shameless tabloid whore" (Revah 10)? Connie Chung knows. Co-anchoring the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and hosting her own Eye to Eye, she was once on top of the broadcast journalism world, yet all good things must come to an end. Connie Chung had a glorious rise and a dramatic fall. Connie Chung began her career as an assignment editor and on-the-air-reporter at a l...
  • Story Of Patty Hearst
    887 words
    Patty Campbell Hearst vs. Connie By, Luke Z ehr "Where are you going, where have you been?" is a story about a young teenager named Connie that is rebelling against her parents and discovering her sexuality with older boys. No one can really control Connie; she sneaks around and hides what she does from her parents. Her character reflects a person named Patty Campbell Hearst who was kidnapped in the seventies. I am going to compare these two people. The story of Patty Hearst is a bizarre one. Fi...
  • Relationship Between Arnold And Connie
    581 words
    Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" tells us about the life of Connie who has no guidance in life, because her family has not provided any moral support to help through her teenage life. She only knows about popular culture and not the consequences that comes with it. Without proper direction to face problems, Connie is confronted by Arnold Friend who has a plan to do some grotesque things to her. This encounter between them causes a power struggle between them that pr...
  • Connie's Language Of A Typical Teenager
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    Language of Terror When a person is put in an incredibly horrifying situation where the outcome is unpredictable many physical and emotional changes take place. Joyce Carol Oates's story 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' places Connie, a typical teenager, in this situation. Throughout the story, occasionally using religious undertones, Connie's language of a typical teenager gradually changes, from calm and somewhat curious to nervous and terrified. Early in the story on a Sunday morni...
  • Connie's Mother
    664 words
    What will happen to you? Every person comes face to face at some point in life with vital decisions. Some of the decisions are minor ones, while others can bring turning points in life. In Joyce Carol Oates' 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" she displays a particular instant in the main character's life. This character, Connie was caught in the difficult transition from her youth and innocence to a doubtful future. Throughout the story Connie alternates between two very different sides...
  • Connie's Experience With Arnold Friend
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    Joyce Carol Oates intrigues readers in her fictional piece "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by examining the life of a fifteen year old girl. She is beautiful, and her name is Connie. Oates lets the reader know that "everything about her [Connie] had two sides to it, one for home, and one for anywhere but home (27). When Connie goes out, she acts and dresses more mature than she probably should. However, when she is at home, she spends the majority of her time absorbed with daydreams "...
  • Nurturing Mother Instinct Within Connie
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    English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most individuals; however ...

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