Connie Essays and Term Papers

  • The Not so Friendly, Arnold Friend

    qualities of the devil. From the beginning Connie is shown as selfish and promiscuous and what easier target for the devil than a sinful teenager that’s only living for fun. Throughout the story, Arnold Friend has a Rock & Roll vibe that attracts Connie, yet the second she sees the slightest bit...

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  • Point of View Essay

    by Joyce Carol Oates, elements of character, conflict and theme are amplified through the point of view, third person limited. The main character, Connie, suffers from her parent’s ignorance and non-involvement during her most formative years. The lack of parental guidance in Connie’s life ultimately...

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  • Where Are You Going

    story, Oates write about 15-year-old Connie, the protagonist of the story, a pretty girl who is a little too into her own attractiveness, which eventually gets her into trouble with a man named Arnold Friend. The story is liberally full with symbolism, from the way Connie dresses to the shoes on Arnold Friend’s...

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  • Hello

    Part 1: 1. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” as Connie is leaving the house with Arnold, the story mentions that “She put out her hand against the screen. She watched herself push the door slowly open as if she were back safe somewhere in the other doorway, watching this body and this...

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  • Character analysis on Connie

    Character Analysis on “Connie” in “Where are you going, Where have you been?” “Where are you going, Where have you been” is a famous story that was written by Joyce Carol Oates. In this story, Connie is fifteen years old girl and the main character. She seems to have always lived in her sister’s shadow...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Carol Oates

    be, you have to be careful, especially when you are young. Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” tells us about the life of Connie who has no guidance in her life, because her family has not provided any moral support, value or respect to help through her teenage years. She only...

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  • Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

    novel is about a chosen person, Connie, and her journey to keep peace between the machine world and the human world. Connie has special communicating powers, in which she is able to contact two completely different future worlds. The first world is a total utopia where Connie communicates with Luciente....

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  • Essay on Disilussion

    with her parents. Connie is only 15 years of age, yet she has a lot of freedom, if her parents would sit down with her and ask her where was she going or at least give her a curfew she would have not got in so much trouble but it seems like Connie’s Dad did not have much to say to Connie. I believed that...

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  • Essay on the Woman with Two Navels

    In the of the story, it started when Connie went to Pepe’s place for consultation. The problem of Connie is how to remove her other navel. Because if she (if ever) give birth, where would the other umbilical cord be connected. Connie told Pepe the story about her child hood times. Pepe talked to Señiora...

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  • Nowhere, Nowhere

    them and result in unwanted and unneeded consequences. In Joyce Carol Oates’ story “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” the main character Connie is used to show the mindset of a teenage girl, and how many young people create an outer persona to protect their true identities from the real world...

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  • Unfaithful

    “Unfaithful” Introduction This critical analysis paper focuses on the film, “Unfaithful”, starring Richard Gere as “Edward Sumner” and Diane Lane as “Connie Sumner”. I will briefly summarize the movie, as well as give a literature review on sexual infidelity, analyze characteristics of dysfunctional sexual...

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  • Sparknotes

    Although Connie works hard to present the appearance of being a mature woman who is experienced with men, her encounter with Arnold reveals that this is only a performance. She has created an attractive adult persona through her clothing, hairstyle, and general behavior and gets the attention she desires...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    AnneMarie Boyer Connie is a fifteen- year-old girl who exhibits the confusing, often superficial behavior typical of a teenage girl facing the difficult transition from girlhood to womanhood. She is caught between her roles as a daughter, friend, sister, and object of sexual desire, uncertain of which...

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  • Family Communication

    Communication Connie an interesting character to describe and analyze from the story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Bob Dylan. She was a fifteen years old girl where in home her mother always complains about Connie. Also, her mother always made comparisons between Connie and her older...

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  • Thw Woman Who Had Two Navels

    Characters Connie Escobar- the lead female character, was described by literary critic Epifanio San Juan as a sufferer of her mother’s estrangement from a world where unconfident males take advantage of women by violating them or by venerating them. Macho Escobar- a man who had an affair with...

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  • Character Analysis of Connie

    A Character Analysis of Connie of "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. In this story, the main character Chonnie is a fifteen year old permiscuous young girl. Connie is also a very beautiful girl...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    fantasy is that Connie will willingly go with him and be his “lover” (605) even before he officially met her. The reality of the situation is that she does not want to go with this strange man, but is being forced into it because of her fear, which makes her weak and submissive. Connie is fifteen years...

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  • The Oriental Contigent

    Lisa Mallory is a major character as important as Connie Sung, although the story is about Connie. Her personality is exactly like that most Chinese. However she is not a genuine Chinese, she is a Chinese American but she never been to China. As Connie said Lisa is a person inscrutable and mysterious...

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  • Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?

    tells the story of a fifteen year old girl name Connie. In the story, Connie does not have a good relationship with the family. She seems disconnect from her family, and she “lives” in her own world. She also uses different personalities. Since Connie does not have an open relationship with her family...

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  • Plot Summary

    though it is still considered to be wrong. Oates tells the story of Connie, a young girl who struggles between her desire to become a women and her desire to do what is right. The unfortunate result of her conflicting desires force Connie to make a choice between herself and her family. Connie’s ultimate...

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