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  • where are you going

    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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     Kidnapped by Satan Published in 1966, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” was inspired by a magazine article about a young killer in Arizona. Joyce Carol Oates conveys young, promiscuous Connie. Connie is constantly undermined by her mother. In spite of her critical mother and undesirable...

      1449 Words | 6 Pages   Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

  • 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...

      2467 Words | 7 Pages   Fairy tale, Adolescence

  • Where Are You Going 1

    Maria Bustos Instructor: Ms. Cowart English 102 February, 4, 2015 Short Story Essay #1 “Where are you going, Where have you been” The short story about Connie deals with the experience of a young girl that is haunted by her good looks and cryptic behaviors. Inspired by a Life article of a serial...

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  • Where are you going? where have you been

    Jennifer McVicker English 102 March 21, 2015 Where’s The Blame? In the story “Where Are Going? Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is based on a real life rapist and victim. Through out the story Connie’s decisions may lead people to believe that she instigated the tragedy that happened to...

      1159 Words | 5 Pages   Rape

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Be Careful What You Wish For Anything that is too much is harmful. The main character in "Where are you going, Where have you been?" Connie, faces the end conclusion of her shallow ways when she is approached by evil in human form. She had an excess of self-confidence. This self-confidence leads...

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  • Where Are You Going?

    Analysis for “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates’ short story is a complete fiction in the sense that it utilizes all its elements without deemphasizing one for the other. Oates uses point of view, setting, conflict, character, and symbol equally well to convey her theme. Oates...

      353 Words | 1 Pages   Narrative mode, Narrative

  • Where Are You Going

    291). When she is away from home she is a flirtatious young teenager begging for attention from boys. After Connie’s time with Eddie she looks back at where they were as if she were soaking in the good time she had there and did not want it to go away. When her sister asks her about her night the next morning...

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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

    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...

      891 Words | 3 Pages   Adolescence

  • 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

    Where are you Going, Where Have You Been? 1) “….had the rather too explicit title “Death and the Maiden”. This would be a reference to the Devil and Eve 2) “An innocent you girl is seduced…..”. The Devil seduced Eve into eating the apple. 3) “We don’t know the nature of her sacrifice...

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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    Persuasive Essay 1 English 102 The Final Answer: The interpretation of Joyce Carol Oats “Where Are You Going, Where You Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oats publishes the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” in the late sixties. The story leaves the reader thinking what the final outcome...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Arunesh Mohan Professor Krista Ferguson WRT 102 08 May 2013 Where are you going, Where have you been? . Each decade is remembered for something, the sixties was the age of young people, and almost 70 million people out of 177 million populations were young. Fashion...

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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?

     The Religious subtext of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? is a short story by author Joyce Carol Oates. It is the story set in the late 1960s of a how a 15 year old girl named Connie is lured and deceived and is eventually abducted by Arnold Friend...

      1920 Words | 5 Pages   Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

  • 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...

      299 Words | 1 Pages   Hinduism, Hindu, Hinduism and other religions

  • 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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