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  • Arnold's Emotional And Spiritual Control Over Connie
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    Where are you going, Where have you been. It can be argued that there are many different degrees of rape, and that in this story Connie may or may not have been raped. Rape can only be decided on a case-to-case basis, because even the most ordinary cases are not all same. In my mind it is clear that Connie was raped, because there is nothing normal about her situation, mainly because it's not every day that the devil comes knocking at your door. Arnold Friend had ways of manipulating Connie's mi...
  • 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...
  • True Demonic Side Of Arnold Friend
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    1 English 101 Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been In Joyce Carol Oates Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been, there is a clear interpretation of evil in Arnold Friend and how he as a demon tries to pull Connie into the dark world of sex and emotion. Oates seems to extract scenarios of real life and add them into her story. The character of Arnold Friend is more or less what really is out there. The harsh reality that Oates includes in her story is that there are demons like Arnold. Many ...
  • Oates Use Of Various Themes
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    Oates Where are you going, where have you been Oates Where are you going, where have you been is very descriptive and reads like a movie in one's mind. Every event, every sound, every scene is crystal clear. Like every good book (or short story in this case) the characters become our friends and we come to understand them as we understand the people we know best in our lives. We feel the feelings that they feel and live their experiences along with them. Oates draws us into the story with her de...
  • 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...
  • Story Of Patty Hearst
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    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...
  • 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
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    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 "...
  • Flannery O'connor And Joyce Carol Oates
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    School shootings, bombings, rape, and murder are words that are commonly seen in newspaper headlines and heard on the morning news. To most people these acts seem like senseless violence. However, writers like Joyce Carol Oates and Flannery O'Connor use these same violent images to deliver a powerful moral message. Their stories "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" and "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are very comparable in the lessons that they teach. Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going,...
  • Similarity Between Connie In Oates Story
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    Similar Meanings When looking at two stories, ? A Good Man is Hard to Find? by Flannery O? Connor and? Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?? by Joyce Carol Oates, many similarities are seen. A possible reason for many of the similarities between the two stories is due to the fact that Oates was? inspired by O? Connor and a sophisticate reader of her fiction? (Gentry 44). O? Connor's works were not exactly original ideas either because she uses several specific elements from C hauser's works...

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