"O Where Are You Going Auden" Essays and Research Papers

  • O Where Are You Going Auden

    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 and manipulation. The story, fill with underlying tones of evil. In this short story, Oates write about 15-year-old Connie, the protagonist of the story, a pretty girl who is a little too into her own...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Symbolism 1045  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 and anxieties that many young girls endured as they lost their sexual innocence and became adult women. Feeling undervalued in their homes and relationships with men, women questioned their role...

    Antagonist, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Dylan 2467  Words | 7  Pages

  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    and adulthood is frustrating and confusing, and in most adolescents, is filled with apprehension and anxiety. For the protagonist Connie, this distress is expressed in her dreamlike encounter with Arnold Friend. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Joyce Carol Oates used the interaction between her two main character, to reveal the internal fear and conflict of a fifteen year old girl maturing into a young woman. Oates chooses narrate her story in the third person...

    Charles Schmid, Daydream, Dream 934  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 appearance as a physical advantage lends haughtiness to her rebellion. With a sister that is plain and a mother who has had her time of beauty, Connie thinks the world is hers for the taking....

    2003 in film, Family, Joyce Carol Oates 1352  Words | 4  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    that not everything in the world is the way it was thought to be, the world crumbles into pieces, but how does it happen? Joyce Carol Oates portrays an amazing detailed moment of theft of chastity, or at least what is left of it, in "Where Are You Going, Where have You Been?" With symbolic imagery, major bibliomancy, and extreme personal conflict Oates easily manages to get her point across of the complete loss of innocence. A constant image that is brought to the reader’s creative thoughts is colors...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Short story 934  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Loving, Superficial, Intimate Teens "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates catapults its reader into a seductive, fifteen-year-old mindset, embodied by the main character, the rebellious Connie. Connie, much like Sammy, the main character from "A & P" by John Updike, is on the prowl for companionship and sex. Their unsuccessful search for intimacy, appreciation for family life, and superficial attitudes are what bring them together as similar characters but also what...

    Family, Father, Interpersonal relationship 1256  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 have terrified me as much as this one by Joyce Carol Oates. I feared I would soon encounter someone like Arnold Friend, and he would threaten my family if I refused his seductions to blindly follow...

    Joyce Carol Oates 1163  Words | 4  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Paper “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story that poses many questions centered around the protagonist, Connie and the antagonist Arnold Friend and his “comrade” Ellie. The fate of Connie at the end of the story is still up for debate after all these years after the story was published in 1966. The main question posed is who actually is Arnold Friend? Is he the devil or something else? The answer may never be fully known but in...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Female, Girl 1134  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    of women that had sex before marriage also sky rocketed. In Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been, Connie wants sexual attention from men, and that hurts her self-confidence and puts a real strain on her self-esteem. The theme of this story is that younger women going through their sexual maturation have a hard time dealing with the changes of emotions towards the opposite sex. It is about the stage of life when young woman are going through their search for independence. The first reason why...

    1970, 1970s, Fred Zinnemann 1002  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Joyce Carol Oats uses characterization including methods such as symbolism and allusions to develop her characters, and thus establish her theme of the cross roads Connie faces in her transition from the innocence of her adolescence to the impurity of adulthood facilitated by the antagonist, Arnold Friend. From the beginning of the story, the reader sees Connie has a strong desire to make her early transition into adulthood. Although...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Devil, Drive-through 1024  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 between her roles as daughter, friend, sister, and object of sexual desire, uncertain of which represents her real self. The sixties were the age of youth, young people wanted change. The changes...

    1960s, Boy, Family 891  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" By Joyce Carol Oates A short story titled "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" tells a tale of an adolescent girl who suffers consequences of growing up in the unsupportive environment and the society preoccupied by the media. It is considered to be the most famous work of Joyce Carol Oates, an American writer, the winner of many significant literary awards and a two- time candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The story was first...

    Adolescence, Bob Dylan, Boy 1021  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 promises her, "I'm gonna get you, baby" (2). Connie doesn't think much of the incident until one day while alone at home; the man comes to “get” her. The assailant, Arnold Friend, is kind at first then...

    Childhood, Female, Girl 1120  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 her looks and is constantly worried about how other people perceive her. Friend’s fantasy is that Connie will willingly go with him and be his “lover” (605) even before he officially met her. The...

    Irony 889  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?

    Connie’s Paradigm In Joyce Carol Oates’ short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” we follow the main character Connie as she faces an inner transformation. The author introduces Connie as a vain and inexperienced adolescent who seems to daydream about things she doesn’t quite understand as she has more of a naive idea of what adulthood is all about. She takes pleasure in having control over everyone and everything around her. These ideas as well as her security are shaken when the...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joyce Carol Oates, Short story 1247  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Bee

    September 2014 Essay 1- Rough Draft Fantasy Vs. Reality in Joyce Carol Oates' “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” There are often times when a perception is the total opposite of reality.  People are gifted with creating illusions or fantasies based on what they fully believe that something can be.  False perception verses reality is seen in Joyce Carol Oates’ short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Symbols throughout the story also play a major role in the theme.  Oates...

    Blond, Fantasy, Joyce Carol Oates 1810  Words | 5  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    the other a sociopath, but can one be normal? Mary Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is hard to 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 criminals, they both have tactics that make them similar such as appearance, speech and their...

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, A Story, Crime 1690  Words | 4  Pages

  • Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?

    Charles Howard Schmid, Jr. also known as "The Pied Piper of Tucson," was an American serial killer. In the story, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates, the character Arnold Friend was based on the serial killer in which Connie was one of the many victims he had abducted. There are many possibilities on how the author intends the readers to understand it. Such as, it could be a dream that Connie is having, in all actuality it could be real; it could send a message...

    A Story, Charles Schmid, Devil 1195  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 first discovers Arnold Friend at the drive in diner. She catches Friend staring at her with a big smile and Connie “slit her eyes at him and turned away, but she couldn’t help looking back” (409). The fact...

    Joyce Carol Oates 889  Words | 3  Pages

  • ‘’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 herself as a pretty girl who understands the basic principles of life. Her encounter with Arnold Friend reveals her as someone who lacks the mental ability to make meaningful decisions and accurate...

    Boy, Coming out, Convertible 1331  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 her. Although, it looks as if Connie is to blame but she is a, but she actually is at the mercy of stronger forces. One reason why Connie could be blamed for her tragedy is that she is sill, giddy and...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Pop music, Rape 1159  Words | 5  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    part of a humans life and it is up to the persons decisions to find out whether or not its going to affect there future. In some people views in innocence is freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through lack of knowledge of evil. At some point in everyone’s life they will eventually lose there innocence, it just depends on the choices they have made. In Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been.” She uses characterization and imagery to show how Connie is dealing with the loss...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Guy, Joyce Carol Oates 998  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are Going Where Have You Been

    Where Are You Going , Where Have you been” It is well known that the most awkward and difficult time in one’s life is adolescents. One is face with the challenges of discovering who one is and what one wants out of life. One finds themselves frustrated and confuse in this particular stage. They are mid way between a bridge. They have left childhood but have not yet reach adulthood. They struggle to find some sense of being and individuality in the world. They are on a quest to find themselves...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Identity, Joyce Carol Oates 1628  Words | 4  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Whre Have You Been?

    True Meaning “Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home”(1369), this character, Connie, inWhere Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, is depicted as a self-centered, condescending, insecure fifteen year old girl growing into a woman. Connie comes off as a troubled young girl who consistently uses her sexuality for attention but at the same time is afraid of intimacy. This is said be due to her fractured relationships with...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Dylan, Charles Schmid 1601  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Religious Subtext of 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 and his accomplice Ellie. Connie is a teenage girl who like any teenage girl has issues with her parents and older sister June. Her mother is constantly criticizing Connie and comparing her to June...

    Bob Dylan, Devil, Hell 1920  Words | 5  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been: A Masterpiece in Disguise

    Danette Willis June 15, 2013 English 11238A A Masterpiece in Disguise The first line of Oates literary work “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” indicates that the conclusion to Connie’s existence may have come to a terrible end. In the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” written by Joyce Carol Oates, the story takes you on a journey through the eyes of a helpless girl, who, as shown by the three opening words, came to a very unfortunate collapse. This particular...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates 951  Words | 3  Pages

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

    Allegories in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Joyce Oates constitutes the use of allegories to create a sense of suspense in the story. The story depicts the way society was in the 1960s. In this time period, there were a lot of controversies that cause a lot of frustration. Many stories written during the 1960s involved a lot of the same things that are in this coming-of-age story. The issues incorporated into “Where Are You Going, Where Have You...

    A Story, Allegory, Evil 866  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fear in Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    Going through life, adapting to changes as you grow older and transforming from a young and reckless, naïve child into a working, responsible adult could be very fearful. Change itself is one of the biggest fears people encounter each and every day. Having to do things on their own, or figuring out if the decisions they make are right and if their experiences are going to help them or just hurt them more in the long run. In Connie's experience with Arnold Friend, whether it is real or a dream, the...

    Anal sex, English-language films, Fear 1002  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Great Gatsby and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    The Fantasy of Life In the novels The Great Gatsby and "Where Are You Going and Where Have You Been" authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Joyce Carol Oates show a theme of fantasy versus reality to convey a deeper meaning within their novels. They express this theme using characters such as Gatsby, Connie, Daisy and Arnold Friend within the stories. Through these characters lives and experiences the theme is created connecting both stories. The theme of fantasy versus reality is used to a great extent...

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, French Riviera, Ginevra King 1334  Words | 4  Pages

  • Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

    In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" critics argue whether the character of Arnold Friend, clearly the story's antagonist, represents Satan in the story. Indeed, Arnold Friend is an allegorical devil figure for the main reason that he tempts Connie, the protagonist, into riding off with him in his car. Oates characterizes Arnold Friend at first glance as "a boy with shaggy, black hair, in a convertible jalopy painted gold"(581). She lets the reader know that Arnold...

    Devil, Fiction, Flannery O'Connor 490  Words | 4  Pages

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

    adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" the author goes into depth of the transition from being a carefree, innocent child to the complexity and uncertainty of the future when one becomes an adult. The message begins even before the story itself actually does. The title illustrates the passage of time in life such as the phrase "where are you going" refers to the question of what direction does one have for his own life. "Where have you been?" is a question which involves...

    Coming of age, Face, Faces 1504  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 narrator describes her as pretty and self-centered (Oates 421). To emphasize her selfishness, Connie is contrasted with her sister, June, who is chubby, plain, and well-behaved. Connie’s mother always...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Popular music, Short story 1209  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison of Smooth Talk to “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

    Comparison of Smooth Talk to “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oakes’s short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” was written in 1966 and twenty years later was made into a movie entitled Smooth Talk, winner of the 1985 U.S. Film Festival for best dramatic picture. The writing by Oates is loosely based on a true story described as “the tale of Charles Schmid, a twenty-three-year-old who cruises teenage hangouts, picking up girls for rides in his gold convertible”...

    Charles Schmid, Human sexual behavior, Joyce Carol Oates 1032  Words | 3  Pages

  • Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

    Yolanda Williams ENG 200-018 Spring 2012 Dr. D. Roemer “Lost Little Girl” Because the world is not what it seems to 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 knows about popular culture and how beautiful...

    Coming out, Devil 1617  Words | 4  Pages

  • "Where Are You Going, Where have You Been" -analysis of Connie

    - � PAGE �1� - Park � PAGE �1� "Where Are You Going, Where have You Been" Vanity can be exposed as one's greatest weakness. "Where Are You Going, Where have You Been", a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates, describes Connie's misconception of beauty as her only value, and also the ways in which Arnold Friend, a potential rapist and murderer, manipulates and takes advantage of Connie's vanity. Connie is a fifteen year old girl who knows the extent to which her beauty can be used to her advantage...

    Aesthetics, Attention economy, Beauty 2352  Words | 6  Pages

  • Human sexuality in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

    short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Her story demonstrates how sexuality is used for manipulation and how sexuality is used for attention. To further, understand Oates’ illustration of sexuality, it is important to share a synopsis of her short story. In, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates shares a story about a fifteen-year-old girl named Connie who encounters Arnold Friend, a predator whose first words to Connie are, “Gonna get you, baby” (Oates)...

    Automobile, Human sexuality, Joyce Carol Oates 1061  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - Arnold Friend Analysis

    power to distress humans both with physical sickness and with spiritual corruption is inexplicable. However, the idea of a man with such power and knowledge has been used in stories and films alike. In Joyce Carol Oates' short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Oates depicts Arnold Friend as the Devil; we can see this through his physical description, strange seduction, and his supernatural knowledge of Connie. The bodily features of Arnold Friend suggest he is the devil in disguise...

    Devil, God, Hell 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going: A. Friend’s View

    Miller 1 Timothy B. Miller Prof. Nicholas Young LITR-221 June 23, 2013 Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going: A. Friend’s View. His name was Arnold Friend. He was getting older but still liked the young ladies around town. Arnold came from a broken home. His father had been in prison since right after his birth for some reason or another and his mother did her best to raise him courting a string of good-for-nothing losers who were in and out of her life faster than crap through a goose...

    Arnold Schwarzenegger 2088  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vanity and Mind Control: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Teenagers in general are often stereotyped into one general category: unruly, uncaring, and self-absorbed. In the short story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates plays on this stereotype. She uses imagery and point of view to direct the reader’s attention to the teenage girl psyche, selfish, whimsical, and longing for attention and affection, and how this stereotypical psyche can be distorted and controlled. The protagonist of the story, Connie, is a vain, “typical”...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Mind, Psyche 870  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where is Management Going?

    Know Where Management Is Going As you read in the first two Williams “MGMT” chapters, management theories are dynamic. In other words, they change over time, sometimes very rapidly. In addition, management theories have often been cumulative, meaning that later theorists tend to build on theories previously advanced by other scholars. Thus, a new theory becomes the starting point for yet another theory that can either refine or refute the management thinking of the day. One way to prepare for...

    Future, Management, MGMT 677  Words | 2  Pages

  • Commentary on "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been"

    Commentary on "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" 10/17/06 Joyce Carol Oates has achieved many things through her writing, and is recognized worldly for her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" This story is centered on a young teenage girl as many of her stories are. Oates as a writer is fascinated with adolescence of young females. She chooses to write about the trials and tribulations of growing up in modern society. She pries on the dark aspects of youth often...

    Adolescence, Devil, Joyce Carol Oates 1491  Words | 4  Pages

  • Arnold Friend in "Where Are You Going, Where Hare You Been?"

    There are many notorious characters in literature, all with their own menacing qualities and depraved actions. None, however, have struck such a devastatingly creepy chord as Arnold Friend of Joyce Carol Oates "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Seducer of young girls and embodiment of Lucifer, Arnold Friend is anything but a friend. Arnold Friend is presented through both actions and appearances, and these combine to diminish his likeability, while adding to his devilish persona. Although...

    Devil, Friendship, Hell 1178  Words | 3  Pages

  • complication in Love: "Where are you going, where have you been"

    Xiaotian Zou Eng 200 Essay 2 Love: Fantasy versus Reality in “Where are you going, where have you been?” Love is what most of the people are pursuing. And there are people say: “love is complicated”. It is true; love is a variety of different feelings with different states and attitudes. 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...

    Affection, Family, Friendship 1143  Words | 3  Pages

  • Review: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    Hunter Vernon English 1100 Charles Radcliffe Essay 2, draft 1 Devil in Disguise In Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where are you going, where have you been?”, Oates tells the story of a young girl named Connie, who is vain, self-centered, rude to her parents, and in an incredible hurry to grow up. She has two different personalities, “one for home, and one for anywhere that was not home.” Everything about her including her smile, her laugh, and her walk transforms as soon as she steps out her front...

    Devil, God, Joyce Carol Oates 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Two Sides of Connie: Narrative Details in 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’

    The Two Sides of Connie ‘Narrative details in ' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ The story ' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' is about the fifteen year old Connie who is a girl struggling with her sexuality. The girl tries to be an adult and attractive, but at the same time, she hides her sexual side from her family. These two sides cannot remain separate from each other at all times and collide with each other, which this short story depicts. The main idea in this short story...

    A-side and B-side, Asexuality, Fiction 948  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 killer, Oates created the story to: “It was not the number of murders that intrigued me, but the disturbing fact that a number of teenagers –from “good” families—aided and abetted his crimes” (Oates...

    Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates, Short story 629  Words | 3  Pages

  • Summary and Continuation of the story: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” By Joyce Carol Oates

    Erika Villanueva “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” By Joyce Carol Oates There are things that happen when we are growing up that change us when we are grown. There are things that change us forever. Every human being is different, and there is a reason why . All of us had a childhood and all kinds of experiences some good, some bad, some full of joy but also others very painful. Eventually we grow childhood and mature depending of what we have gone through. The way we are able to...

    Automobile, Going-to future, Joyce Carol Oates 1472  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" While reading, "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" the readers find themselves lost in worlds of suspense, horror and comic relief through tone and symbolism. Although, the stories contain very different plots, they both have a sense of "good vs. evil." In "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", Grandmother is a deep religious character that gives the story a depth of interest. The reader...

    2000s drama films, Coming out, Conflict between good and evil 1091  Words | 3  Pages

  • O Brother Where Art Thou

    12, 2008 Film Analysis “O Brother Where Art Thou” This old time musical theatrical movie clip was an insightful blast from the past that made you cherish those days where it was inconceivable to not be a gentlemen, and it was a down right shame to be anything less then an honest women. This old time movie with a new age attitude definitely strikes the funny bone of any modern day movie watcher. “The opening titles inform us that the Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is based on Homer's...

    Barton Fink, Burn After Reading, Coen brothers 1612  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    In the short stories "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" the antagonists are The Misfit and Arnold Friend respectively. Both are mentally unstable and murderers, but that is where the similarities end. The protagonists of the stories are Grandma and Connie respectively. Both seem to be dissimilar at first but as the stories progress more similarities than differences become apparent to the reader. In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is The Misfit is uneducated...

    In Plain Sight, Instability, KILL 1154  Words | 3  Pages

  • Explore the theme of love in Auden

    in 1935, Auden did not love her. This was an arranged marriage which allowed her to have the British citizenship and escape from Nazi Germany. Auden met his true love, the poet Chester Kallman, in New York in 1939. Kallman became Auden’s companion for the rest of his life. Love is a recurrent theme in Auden’s poetry but so are many others such as world war two, politics, indifference, nature or time. Therefore, we could ask ourselves how important love is in Auden’s poetry. As Auden has been...

    Chester Kallman, English-language films, Interpersonal relationship 1061  Words | 2  Pages

  • Story Versus Film: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Versus Smooth Talk

    Where Are You Smooth Talking? The saying goes the only difference between a tragedy and a comedy is the ending. Meaning no matter how tragic or comedic a story begins, the ending is what determines what type of story was told (thus what genre it falls in). This concept of endings is greatly exemplified through the comparison of the short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates and the film the story was based on called Smooth Talk. Both works contain an abundance of similarities...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Horror fiction 1054  Words | 3  Pages

  • O Brother Where Art Thou

    MWF 11:45-12:40 O Brother Where Art Thou? O Brother Where Art Thou?, begins with Ulysses, Pete and Delmar escaping from prison that was located in the middle of nowhere. Ulysses told his companions that he has hidden a treasure from back in the day, but they must get it in 4 days or it will be lost forever due to a flood. Soon Everett, Pete, and Delmar meet a blind soothsayer, who tells them, "You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though...

    Circe, Cyclops, Ithaca 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

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