O Where Are You Going Auden Essays and Term Papers

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    eventually that fear gives way to "an emptiness." Connie thinks, "I'm not going to see my mother again... I'm not going to sleep in my bed again." There are many reasons she could have thought that, but one reason may be because she is going to escape from her old life. Maybe she has made her decision at that...

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  • Where Are You Going

    In the 1960s, when Oates wrote “Where Are You Going . . . ,” a social revolution was happening. American women were asserting their rights and independence from men, and they were claiming their sexuality in a way they had never done before. One frequently discussed topic was adolescence and the struggles...

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  • Where Are You Going Connie?

    Where Are You Going, Connie? For the most part of Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where are you going, Where have you been?”, Connie has been portrayed as a rebel of an adolescent. She hates staying home; she belittles her sister, criticizes her mother and is obsessed with the idea of romance and sex. Her attractive...

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  • Where Are You Going?

    Conversely, Christianity is a religion that is steeped in contradiction and confusion. It uses guilt and dire consequences to push people into it arms. Where Hinduism allows for personal choice at a personal price, Christianity allows for personal freedom with almost no responsibility for personal action...

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  • Where Are You Going

    Where are you going, where have you been? In the short story “Where Are You going? Where Have You Been?”, by Joyce Carol Oates. The use of the symbolism of Connie’s clothes, her fascination with her beauty, Arnold Friend’s car and Arnold Friend himself help to understand the story’s theme of evil...

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  • Where Are You Going

    Gian Perez Cornelius Collins English 102 November 6, 2014 Real-Life Lessons Learned Through Literature The characters in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” written by Joyce Carol Oates, give the story a correlation to real life and allows readers’ to understand the meaning of the story...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Beenn

    "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 gorgoeus." Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you're so pretty?" her...

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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?

    Innocence “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?” presents many themes and symbols to the reader. One that jumped out at me while reading the story was the overall feeling of innocence. Joyce Carol Oates shows us innocence from the very beginning of the story to the end where Connie loses self-control...

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  • “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” In the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Author Joyce Carol Oates illustrates the riveting story about Connie, a frivolous teen, who uses vanity to her advantage and...

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  • Where are you going, Where have you been

     In her essay, Where are you going, Where have you been, Joyce Carol Oates, underscores the importance of communication to develop her story. Both the presence and absence of communication are utilized in the evolution of Oates' purpose. The author relates each of her subjects to archetypal characters...

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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 caught...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    short story “Where are you going, Where have you been?,” by Joyce Carol Oates, is a tale about a teenage girl making the journey from her known world into something she has never experienced before. The main character lives the normal teenage life listening to the latest music and going out with her...

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  • Where are you going Where have you been

    Connie Turns Fifty: "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" as Postmodern Experience 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...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    Where are you going, Where have you been:” The Media’s effect on youth In this 1966 short story written by Joyce Carol Oates, fifteen-year-old Connie is a self-absorbed teenager who spends her time fantasizing about romance and searching for attention from men. While out with a suitor, a strange man...

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  • Where are you going, Where have you been

    because at that age, being older is “cooler”. In the short story “Where are you going, Where have you been”, a fifteen year old girl named Connie, is in this transition, when she suddenly finds herself in a horrific situation, where she realizes maybe she isn’t as old as she thought she wanted to be...

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  • ‘’Where Are You Going Where Have You Been”

    INTRODUCTION: “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol, showcases the inevitable effects of youthful exuberance in a teenage girl. The story is a compelling tale which unveils the vulnerability of Connie, a young teenage girl who could barely substantiate fantasy from reality. She prides...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    The dramatic irony of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” conveys the tone of warning about temptation. Connie’s situation is that she does not feel appreciated at home and uses her looks and actions to get attention and appreciation from boys even if it is short-term. She is self-conscious about...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Find” is about a family who goes on a vacation, get in an accident and is murdered while asking for help. Joyce Carol Oates story “Where are you going, where have you been?” is a story about a young girl who is lured in by a strange man who will be forced to feel “his love”. Although these are two different...

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  • where are you going, where have you been?

    "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" As I read "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" I sat on the floor in the corner of my room, completely alone in a four-bedroom suite on a Saturday night. I desperately wished that what happened to Connie would not happen to me that night. Few stories...

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  • where are you going where have you been?

    “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” As I read “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” I sat on the floor in the corner of my room, completely alone in a four-bedroom suite on a Saturday night. I desperately wished that what happened to Connie would not happen to me that night. Few stories...

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