• Rags to Riches
    Alicia DaGata October 23,2011 In the story ‘Where are you going, Where have you been” By Joyce Carol Oates, fifteen year old Connie was torn between two different life styles. The first was her home life that consists of a materialistic mother, an unemotional father and a plain sister...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Beenn
    Tawana Babineaux English 1302 Patty Fahey November 14, 2012 "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been"? Connie would hang out with her friends, be lazy around the house, and love to daydream about all the guys who think she was so beautiful and simply...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    The character in “where are you going, where have you been?” Connie is affected by the role she plays in modern society. Fifteen year old Connie has the confusing, often exterior behavior typical of those girls who are facing the difficult transition from girlhood to womanhood in the 1960s. She is...
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  • Essay for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
    , arrives home late each evening, and as a result of his exhaustion, "reads the newspaper at supper and after supper he went to bed" (106). Since he has no intereaction with his children, he offers no guidance to Connie or her sister which leds to their mother taking both roles as both mother...
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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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  • complication in Love: "Where are you going, where have you been"
    . Ancient Greeks identified four forms of love: familiarity, friendship, sexual, and self-emptying. In the story “Where are you going, where have you been”, the main character Connie encounters conflicts of love, author examines family love, friends’ love, and sexual love in this short story. These...
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  • The Woman Who Had Two Navels
    The main character in the story of The woman had two navels is: Pepe Monson - a horse doctor ,Connie Escobar – The Woman Who Had Two Navels, Macho Escobar - Connie’s insane husband , Kikay Valero – a woman who knows everyone in town , Tony – Pepe’s brother. And the other character are: Mary...
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  • The Man Named Arnold
    Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" tells us about the life of Connie who has no guidance in life, because her family has not provided any moral support to help through her teenage life. She only knows about popular culture and not the consequences that comes with it...
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  • Wrong Impressions
    Wrong Impressions The short story, “Where Are You going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates explains how a young girl was struggling to find herself. Oates writes about a girl named Connie who was 16 years old and was lost in a world of fantasy. Connie had a split personality/image...
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  • Summary and Continuation of the story: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” By Joyce Carol Oates
    Joyce Carol Oates talks about a 15 year old girl, Connie. The story tells us about Connie who is a young teenage girl who is always getting compared by her family to her older sister June, the perfect one.Her mother said to her “Why don't you keep your room clean like your sister? How’ve you got your...
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  • Women Rights
    Hon Lit 2. Modugno. 9:30 Maybe She Does Care… “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is a short story about a conceded teenage girl named Connie. Connie is a 15 year old girl that is beautiful and knows it. She is that type of girl that cannot walk by a mirror without...
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  • Where Are You Going
    Oates uses music as Connie’s bridge from the real world into her fantasy world. Throughout the story Oates shows the importance of music in Connie’s life. Connie often listens to music and daydreams about boys. All of her ideas about boys come from the music she listens to. Connie thinks about one...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
    Connie is a young fifteen year old who cares about her sexual drive that men have toward her. “The 1960s unleashed the so called sexual revolution. It seemed more a source of comic relief and tragic nostalgic recirculation than political inspiration…” This revolution consisted of women demanding...
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  • Where Are You Going Paper
    “Where are you going” Compare/Contrast Paper In the short story, “Where are you going, Where have you been” by Joyce Carol Oates, the character Connie appears to be a self-absorbed as well as insecure, painfully naïve, and vain teenager who aims to tackle the world with a chip...
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  • Anxiety
    aghast at the situation Connie’s in and I want to believe that Macho really got over Concha and learned to love Connie because that would make everything less ugly. However, I still have doubts about this. When Macho proposes to run away with Connie - he wanted to run away because he wasn’t over...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
    meet Connie, a fifteen year old beautiful girl. Connie like most teenagers is a little boy crazy and at times rebellious. She and some girlfriends would get together and go to a local drive-in restaurant where older kids would hang out. (153) One night at this drive-in a boy with shaggy black...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
    In Joyce Carol Oates’ “‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ and Smooth Talk: Short Story into Film,” Oates writes that Connie “An innocent young girl is seduced by way of her own vanity” and that “she confuses death for erotic romance” (419). Oates clearly defines her point when Connie...
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  • Lady Chattterley's Lover
    reference with the love between Connie and Mellors. It is an analogy. You may want to note that he represents the lower class that was used by the mine barons to prostitute the English countryside, making it ugly and barren. Mellors now lives as a gardener for Clifford, but also uses his wife for sex...
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  • Where Are Going Where Have You Been
    Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman's right to privacy allowed for legal abortion. Woman know began to have voices. The world was drastically changing and it is within this drastically changing world that Oates introduces four main characters within her story. Connie, a fifteen year old girl...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    happens in the end of the story. The story revolves around a young girl named Connie. Connie is a fifteen year old girl who considers the world to be a happy place. In this stage, Connie is focused on how she looks; making sure the everyone else knows how pretty she was. Joyce makes the reader...
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