• Lala
    , Where Have You Been?” The story is told from a third person point of view. The story goes into depth about Connie’s thoughts and ideas of her life. Connie likes to compare herself to her older sister June. She thinks that June is chunky, boring, and annoying. Connie considers herself to be pretty...
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  • Notes
    , financially stable, successful real estate agent, and non-religious, married with a family, Donald: unstable, not successful in career, single-never married, gullible, naive May 14, 2013 Notes: *possible writing topics for literary analysis “The Rich Brother” -compare personalities of the...
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  • Character Analyisis Grandmother and Connie
    The grandmother and Connie were domineering and persistent in the ways they wanted things done. No matterwhat anybody suggested, they thought it could be done another way that was better. Connie's mom was always comparing Connie and her sister. Her mother never had a good word to say about...
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  • You met your doom
    O’Connor, gave a portrayal of two different generations of women but have the same characteristics that lead to their doom. Connie was a teenage girl trying to be more than what she appeared to be, trying to look older than what she really was. The grandmother always trying to make sure she looks...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
    undershirt. He had on blue jeans that were too tight for him and was holding a black hat and a gun” (411). The Grandmother instantly recognized him after seeing his appearance. Although the Grandmother noticed his appearance, The Misfit continued to be honest with who he was. This short story was...
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  • Comparing
    nameless older woman who goes by “the grandmother.” Connie is a naïve 15 year old who does not get along with her family. A stranger, Arnold Friend, shows up at her house and convinces her to leave her horrible treating family. The grandmother is a stubborn older woman; her family does not have too much to...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
    well as feeling their desperation and joys. The reader is not limited to one character perceptions or input. The reader can feel the excitement that the children have about the house and the excitement that Connie has when she is with Eddie. When Grandmother is talking to the Misfit about his family...
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  • what it means to be good
    good by outward appearance, genes or intelligence, but by a life full of "good" actions. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates portrays the story of a young girl Connie, like the grandmother, who is also selfish and vein. Oates doesn’t use as much obvious foreshadowing...
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  • english
    with him; the ride changed Connie from a little innocent girl to an adult. The fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood" shows the journey of a naïve girl who travels through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. “This good woman had a little red riding hood made for her. It suited the girl so...
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  • Compare and Contrast
    make the Misfit his mind. By making the Grandmother question her religion makes it easier for the Misfit to pull the trigger. Arnold destroys Connie emotionally and mentally. When Connie becomes completely afraid she runs to lock the door but Arnold says, “It’s just a screen door. It’s just nothing...
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  • Where Are You Going and a Good Man
    " pg.393. In both stories the characters tried to talk there way out of getting killed, and they both failed. Connie was relying on her good looks and charm while the grandmother used the phrase; "You wouldn't shoot a lady." The main conflicts involved were figuring out the connection between the...
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  • Comp 1
    protagonist of each story is female: Oates' central focus is on the teenaged Connie and O'Connor's nameless character is simply, "the grandmother". Obviously from different generations and of different ages, they share several common characteristics that lead to key parallels in the stories. The fact...
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  • Masters of Disguise
    trustworthy gentleman. The Misfit uses his appearance to deceive the family into thinking he is just an average traveler. Arnold Friend, like The Misfit, uses many items to hide his appearance and deceive those who come in contact with him. Arnold Friend tries to lure Connie, a fifteen-year-old girl, to...
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  • Hope
    ” follows the characters Connie and Jackson who both struggle with hope. Connie sees a hopeless end, while Jackson sees an endless hope. Connie’s loss of hope potentially leads to her fatal end. On the other hand, Jackson’s regain of hope helped pave the way for a miracle in the end. Hope can be a...
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  • 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
    to her house and play with her daughter Connie. Connie and I would get into little small nonsense arguments that most kids have. Of corse Tia would be the first to hear of the small problem. She would never pick a side. She would always tell us both what we did wrong in the situation and what we...
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
    conversion: "Then it don't matter. … See? God, I'm talkin' like Casy. Comes of thinkin' about him so much. Seems like I can see him sometimes" (Steinbeck 1976: 537). One could compare Tom's intended objective with Paul's letters to the churches in the New Testament: they both have an evangelical goal...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    being miserable too. Greg Johnson interprets the story as “a cautionary tale, suggesting that young women are ‘going’ exactly where their mothers and grandmothers have already ‘been‘” (166). One of Connie’s foreshadowing daydreams brings to light ominous events to come: “Connie wished her mother was...
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  • Mona Lisa
    Connie. Connie Baker does not really have constants in her life which was a way to feel accepted socially. I mean she lived in a dorm with other women one who was getting married (Betty) and another who was a “social butterfly” if you get what I mean. Connie felt like there was no one for her, I mean it...
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  • My Biography
    that's my baby right there!} {MY cousin amircale and my grandmother Connie Pounds.} My grandmother Ms. Connie Pounds is a very wonderful person and very supportive as well. She is very outgoing and love to meet new people. She loves to cook and teaches me how to cook as well. My uncle who is a...
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  • Research Paper Devil in Joyce Carol Oates Works
    saying "They'd stolen six dollars from their own grandmother who loved them. (High Lonesome 543)" Underneath the fact that stealing from their grandmother doesn't shed good light on them there is a slight satanic reference with what they stole. The fact that Oates chose six as the amount they stole...
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