Men Manipulate Women

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Several times in the past, men are recognized as the stronger sex, who is in control and domain unlike women. Usually, women being the weaker sex and sensible yields to situations imposed by man. In the stories In “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates and in “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway male characters are portrayed as cunning and subtle when talking with them, and thus take control of women. Arnold Friend and the American are manipulating women at different situations. However, they handled differently the situation of exerting power over women. Arnold and the American both emotionally and sentimentally hurt women self-esteem by getting down to the ground, make them feel guilty. When self esteem is low, another person can do what they want with you because you stop thinking about yourself and you might do whatever it takes to please them. At the end, men force the girls to do things that they really do not want and do not like at all. Arnold has 30 years old, but appears to be an 18 year old. He seems a good person at first glance. He only wants to satisfy his sexual needs. He stalks and investigates everything about the victim’s lives. As an illustration, during his overnight stay in a drive-in restaurant, he saw Connie, a teenager who used to walk around. Unluckily, he chooses her and said:"Gonna get you, baby "(510). On the other hand, the American is a young man who is sitting in a train station drinking beer with his girlfriend. On the meantime, he is talking to Jig the abortion process. He doesn’t feel prepared or ready to deal with it, so he is trying to evade the huge responsibility, of bringing a child into the world. Arnold is a dangerous person; he is kind of a psycho. He seem so smooth and nice but he’s just playing a poker face with Connie .Connie is not that stupid and realize Arnold has not good intentions. So, he ends up threatening her in order to achieve what he wanted. He takes advantage that...
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