• Lala
    have much of an education, they still pushed her to be the best that she could be. She began writing at the age of fourteen. “When, at age 14, her grandmother gave her first typewriter, she began consciously preparing herself, "writing novel after novel” throughout high school and college (academy of achievement)...
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  • Notes
    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 two brothers -should Pete feel guilty about leaving Donald? Or is he justified? -who is the rich brother? Thesis statements...
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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 Connie...
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  • what it means to be good
    Flannery O’Connor is the story of a family vacation gone terribly wrong. The selfish grandmother faces a confrontation with her superficial idea of “goodness” when she is faced with true evil; indeed, the grandmother uses the term “good man”, or what she perceives as “good” to the point that the term...
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  • You met your doom
    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 more of women in preparation if they ever found...
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  • Comparing
    girl named Connie, and O’Connor’s character is a 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...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
    plots, they both have a sense of "good vs. evil." In "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", Grandmother is a deep religious character that gives the story a depth of interest. The reader gets the religious aspect of Grandmother through her actions such as her continually use of the word "Jesus", the conversation...
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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 written in...
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  • english
    fifteen-year-old Connie. It shows the rise of the sexual era, the disregard for women, and the carelessness of parents at the time. Connie who was an attractive teenager that lived in a world of neglect, had an obsession with her appearance, and the mirror was her best friend. Happiness came to Connie not by spending...
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  • Compare and Contrast
    distraction while talking to Connie. He is a stalker, he knows where she lives because he randomly shows up at her house. Next, he knows her name and she doesn’t even tell him. When Arnold says, Connie you ain’t telling the truth” (Oates 622). Connie knows she never revile her name. Connie also knows she never...
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  • Comp 1
    plots, they both have a sense of "good vs. evil." Betty cross the highway, go to the drive-in to meet boys and be where the action is. One night Connie meets a boy name Eddie. She eventually has a burger with him and then leaves the drive-in to presumably have sex with him. The foreshadowing of her...
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  • Where Are You Going and a Good Man
    "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" the main character Connie is a very attractive young girl who gets many people's attention. Unfortunately, one day she caught the wrong man's attention. While her family went to a family picnic, Connie decided that she wanted to stay home. She heard a car pull...
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  • Masters of Disguise
    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 go away with him. To do this, he transforms his face by looking “tan down to his throat, but then running out as if he...
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  • Hope
    meaningless. The short stories “Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going?” and “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” 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...
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
    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. Both would like to see their...
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  • 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
    to speak her mind. This is one of the many reasons why I love her. I can recall days when I would go 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...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    between childhood and adulthood is frustrating and confusing, and in most adolescents, is filled with apprehension and anxiety. For the protagonist Connie, this distress is expressed in her dreamlike encounter with Arnold Friend. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Joyce...
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  • Mona Lisa
    self-esteem to me was 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...
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  • The Masks We Wear
    The tale begins with a pretty fifteen year old girl named Connie who struggles with her identity. Being the protagonist, Connie appears to consider herself a skilled flirt that can handle any situation, as most fifteen-year-old girls do. Connie has come to display two different personas. She is a girl...
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  • Research Paper Devil in Joyce Carol Oates Works
    that necessitate their evil. Oates' story begins by 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...
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