• Joyce Carol Oates Outline
    How Joyce Carol Oates Life Affected her Work   I. The novels "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" and "Life After High School" relayed Joyce Carol Oates belief that straying from a sheltered life leads to a ruined one. A.  Her works delayed this theme through connotation. B...
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  • Reflections of a Mirror
    talented Joyce Carol Oates is the author of many novels, short stories, poems, and essays, including one of her most autobiographical novels Marya: A Life (1986). Joyce was the type of girl who "not only wrote on the edges but, in a very real sense, lived there (Johnson 38). At the ripe age of 13 Joyce already...
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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 breaking...
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  • Arnold Fiend/ No Friend
    Ramos Professor Purugganan English 112 5 June 20 Dealing with the Devil: Arnold Friend and the Idle mind Everything that glitters isn’t gold. In life everyone reaches stages where they consider what’s normal isn’t fun anymore and they choose to take a look into what is attractive and popular. It is...
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  • The Pied Piper of Tucson
    "The Pied Piper of Tucson" On March 4th, 1966, Life Magazine published an article titled "The Pied Piper of Tucson" that captured the world's attention. The article written by Don Moser was based on a true story happened in Tucson, Arizona. Charles Schmid, the main character of the article, was a...
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  • Joyce Carol Oates Biography
    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. Oates was a serious...
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  • Lala
    Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York on June 16, 1938. She was raised on a farm, and attended the same school that her mother did. She seems to be pretty isolated from society, considering where she grew up as a child. Although her parents didn’t have much of an education, they still pushed...
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  • Where are you going Where have you been
    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 appropriate milestone to warrant re-examining her life and the story. In it, Oates shares with us one baby...
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  • Adolescent Betrayal of Innocence
    Emily Cook Adolescent Betrayal of Innocence “Where are you Going, Where Have You Been” is a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, about a young girl standing at the brink of adulthood, caught between childhood and adolescence. The story outlines a tragedy that begins with innocence and ends...
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  • Joyce carol oates
    The highly prolific writer, Joyce Carol Oates has become known as “the invisible author” due to her success of staying out of the spotlight. Rather than get involved with the media, Oates concentrated on her writing, leaving little to be known about her life. However, dozens of books have been...
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  • Analysis of Tusk by Joyce Carol Oates
    Tusk By Joyce Carol Oates Abnormal and captivating. These would be some of the keywords of the essay Tusk by Joyce Carol Oates. It tells the story of a young boy named Roland Landrau, but he addresses himself as Tusk. Tusk is somewhat Roland’s alter-ego where he in his mind is the cool guy at school...
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  • Literacy History in Buffalo
    is from Buffalo is Joyce Carol Oates. Oates was interested in writing and reading at a very young age. Oates began to get really serious in writing at the age of fourteen, Oates went to Williamsville South High School in Buffalo. She worked for the newspaper for her school. Oates graduated and became...
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  • Life After High School literary analysis
    Frank Smyser Woods, 10:15 6/14/14 Literary Analysis “Life After High School” The short story, “Life After High School” by Joyce Carol Oates, is set in the small town of South Lebanon, New York in 1959. The first three quarters of the story is the tragic tale of one-sided love where Zachary Graff...
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  • Fiction Analysis Essay
    it so easy for teenagers to give up their life to be sexually active and grow up? They don’t know the consequences of growing up too fast and trying things out too early. In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, the author, Joyce Carol Oates uses the plot to reveal the struggles, dangers...
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  • Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart
    Bitter and Because It Is My Heart Can a person’s desire to fit in among society be so strong that it becomes the driving force of his life? Throughout Joyce Carol Oates's “Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart”, the main characters are so desperate to be accepted by the society that this...
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  • Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?
    adolescent people in our society do not have an open relationship with parents. In the short story “ Where are you going? Where have you been?” by Oates Joyce; Oates 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...
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  • short story essay
    keep our feet planted firmly on the ground. We do not listen to our parent’s; we do not try to learn from their mistakes, until it is too late. Only after we have made our own, do we remember their advice and try to make better choices. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is a perfect example...
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  • Joyce Oates' "Life After High School" and Characterization
    Joyce Carol Oates’ “Life After High School” is a story of the evolution of two dynamic characters, Sunny and Zachary. Both figuratively wear masks in the beginning of the story which they eventually struggle to hang on to and eventually shed. A theme of the story is the societal standards and...
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  • Foxfire: the novel
    .Foxfire Foxfire is a page turning novel about a newly formed girl’s gang in the 1950’s.  This story is written by Joyce Carol Oates, published by Penguin Group, and has 316 pages.  This is a vivid novel and is a great read.  On a rating scale of one to five, I would defiantly say this is a five! It...
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  • Fantasy Vs. Reality Where are you going, Where have you been
    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 narrator describes her as pretty and self-centered (Oates 421). To emphasize her selfishness...
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