• Coming of Age
    Kelly Kudla 03/26/2012 Mr. Anderson ESSAY #1 The Coming of Age in Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates’s 1966 “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a devilishly dark tale that portrays the temptation of evil in its purest form. This story...
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  • Joyce Carol Oates
    In Joyce Carol Oates story, "Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?" there are two main characters in the story one of them is Connie. She was a naïve fifteen year old teenage girl, and the other character is a psychopath named Arnold Friend. Connie is a typical teenager she hangs out with her...
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  • Gothic
    Oates short stories usually follow young characters through their struggles in life. There are many family imperfections in Oates stories that mostly tend to have a disturbing image in the readers head. While it seemed that Joyce Carol Oates experienced dark childhood experiences, she seems to...
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  • Where Are You Going Connie?
    Where Are You Going, Connie? For the most part of Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where are you going, Where have you been?”, Connie has been portrayed as a rebel of an adolescent. She hates staying home; she belittles her sister, criticizes her mother and is obsessed with the idea of romance and sex. Her...
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  • Analysis of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
    Hurst 1 Allison Hurst Professor Ben Mayo English Comp II 30 April 2011 Analysis of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates In 1966, Joyce Carol Oates published her short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”. Oates was inspired to write this story...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Hav
    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates was born in 1938 in Lockport, New York. She started writing very young and that the age of fifteen she submitted her first novel, but it was rejected for being “too dark”. This style of writing is common on many of her...
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  • The Masks We Wear
    -online).  Perhaps this is what Joyce Carol Oates was thinking about when she wrote “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Maybe Angela Carter was thinking about different masks that people put on when she wrote the short story “The Company of Wolves.” Both of these works of short fiction have...
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  • Joyce Carol Oates
    Catalina Pension Mrs. Wall English 1102 21 April 2011 Joyce Carol Oates uses characterization and the coming of age effectively in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, “Four Summers”, and “The Girl with the Blackened Eye”. She uses it to connect the three stories to each other. Connie...
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  • Fantasy Vs. Reality Where are you going, Where have you been
    Fantasy versus Reality in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates has a constant theme of reality and fantasy running parallel for 15 year old Connie. This short story begins with a description of Connie’s vain personality. The...
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  • Arnold Friend or Arnold Foe
    Professor Hauth-Forgie English 102 19 February 2014 Arnold Friend or Arnold Foe ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’, a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, takes place in the mid-sixties and revolves around two central characters, Connie and Arnold Friend, who mysteriously appears at...
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  • "Shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates
    complications and heartaches, but then there is always the plus size of love and rewards. This is no exception between Nola and her mother Mrs. Dietrich, characters in “Shopping by Joyce Carol Oates. Nola is obviously trying to spread her wings and fly into a young woman, however; Mrs. Dietrich is having a...
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  • Joyce Carol Oates Biography
    Camren Cato Joyce Carol Oates: Biography Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938, in Lockport, New York, the oldest of Frederic and Caroline Oates's three children. The family lived on a farm owned by Caroline's parents. Joyce's father was a tool designer, and her mother was a housewife...
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  • Adolescent Betrayal of Innocence
    yearning desires to step through the door of adulthood. Connie’s demon in the end was herself; she was her own worst enemy. Oates does a great job of taking you back to adolescence. Works Cited Oates, Joyce Carol. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Portable Legacies: Fiction Poetry Drama Nonfiction Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 62-76...
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  • Human sexuality in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
    and woman considered her amble bottom to be the epiphany of today’s sexual desires. Human sexuality can benefit the person using their sexuality to gain control or it can lead to dangerous situations; Joyce Carol Oates illustrates the dangers of sexuality in her short story, “Where Are You Going...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    Where are you going, where have you been? The story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the persona Arnold friend can decisively be interpreted into immeasurable characters. However, Arnold friend is certainly a figure of evil or the devil in disguise for the reason...
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  • Connie
    Marsha Kersaint LIT 4/28/13 “Where are you going, Where have you been?” "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates is a maturation story illustrating a loss of innocence through the main character, Connie, whose rebellious choices propel her toward the dangers of the adult...
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  • All Good Things Must Come to an End
    , and styles of writing. Some of which, like Emily Dickinson’s Life I and Life XLIII, Joyce Carol Oates’ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, and Sherman Alexie’s What You Pawn I Will Redeem I thoroughly enjoyed and learned from. While others such as Ernest Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted River, Mark...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Joyce Carol Oats uses characterization including methods such as symbolism and allusions to develop her characters, and thus establish her theme of the cross roads Connie faces in her transition from the innocence of her adolescence to...
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  • Where are you going Where have you been
    Connie Turns Fifty: "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" as Postmodern Experience Anthony Szwak When Joyce Carol Oates wrote "Where Are You Going, Where HaveYou Been?" in 1966, Connie, her protagonist, was fifteen years old. That means she would have reached fifty by now, an...
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  • Men and Motherhood in Sylvia Plath's "Sow"
    Men and Motherhood in Sylvia Plath's "Sow" Sylvia Plath lived from 1933 through 1963. She is classified as a confessional poet, meaning she resolves some sort of guilt and uses extreme personality to explain life experiences in dramatic ways. Joyce Carol Oates comments, "[Her poems...
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