Arnold Friend: A Dream Friend
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...Arnold Friend: A Dream Friend Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" tells the story of Connie's encounter with a boy/man who introduces himself as 'Arnold Friend,' telling her "that's my real name and I'm gonna be your friend, honey." Arnold Friend talks and behaves in mysterious, even devious ways; and some readers have taken him to be a representation of the 'devil.' This paper puts forward the view that 'Arnold Friend' is a 'dream friend' in Connie's fantasy life, emerging after...
The Character of Arnold Friend
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...Arnold Friend Introduction This essay would first focus upon the real life happening that inspired the Joyce Carol Oates, in penning down the story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” It (the essay) would then go on to analyze the character of Arnold Friend and emphasize on his real identity. For this purpose, a mention would be made of both direct quotations from the story and also views of a renowned scholar and which add strength to the argument presented by this essay. Here, it needs to be specified that the scope of this essay is confined to solely understanding the character of Arnold Friend, and not to give a detailed summary of the story. Background It was sometime... ?The Character of...
"where are you going,where have you been" Bob Dylan Who is the main character ,Connie or Arnold Friend?
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...Arnold Friend, supposedly describing Dylan. The story revolves around Connie who is the main character... Main Character Analysis The book’s topic words are from the Blue Café, a song done by Chris Rea. It is a short story frequently anthologized. According to Carol Oates, the book’s writer, her inspiration came from three murders committed in Tucson and Arizona carried out by Charles Schmid as well as the haunting lyrics of the song, ‘it’s all over now, baby blue’ written by Bob Dylan. Carol Oates mirrored many aspects of Bob Dylan in the story since she dedicated the book to him (Werlock, 26). She describes Dylan as someone with wild hair, short statures an aspect that physically doubles character...
Identify Arnold Friend and analyze why he is important in the story. How does he communicate the story's meaning?Use 3 quotations from the story to support your ideas.
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...Arnold Friend in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? The story “Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been?” is essentially about a teenage girl Connie who is depicted as one of the typical eccentric being who doubts her own family especially her mother for thinking ill of her and eventually learns her lesson through a shaking experience in life. The person who plays the role of bringing that change in her life is Arnold Friend, a mysterious character who appears in the story as a glimpse and later at her doorstep as a threat. Just like the character, the story introduces him mysteriously and baffles the readers. Connie is a girl with a split personality; a phenomenon that every... Significance of...
The function of Connie's antagonist at this crucial point in her life: Arnold Friend as a. sexual predator; b. demonic adversary; c. Death personified; d. imaginary figure conjured up from daydreams [Argue a single interpretation.]
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...Arnold Friend as a sexual predator The above revelation by the author puts to rest other possible interpretations of Connie’s antagonist. Perceptions of Arnold as a demonic adversary, death personified, or a figment of her imagination may not be logical because they leave too many questions unanswered. If the protagonist was the devil, then why did he show up earlier in the story at the shopping mall? (Widmayer 91). The encounter shows that he was simply a stalker who wanted to find out everything about his potential victim. Additionally, if he was death personified, then how come he had an accomplice and never really killed the girl in...
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend as an imaginative figure representing either a lover, a nightmare, a devil, a dream or other possible images. What is so special about this character and who he really is? The character is so bizarre that the author cannot properly identify him herself. In our essay we would focus on his demonic characteristics that signify that Arnold Friend is the Devil. Nevertheless, it would be relevant to note that interpretation of the Devil should... ? Literary Analysis: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Introduction A great interest of the contemporaries to the short story by Joyce Carol Oates "Where are you going, where have you been" can be explained by the author’s positioning of Arnold...
bob dylan's possible influence on the soty{include citations to song lyrics and to the essay by Tierce and Crafton
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...Arnold Friend character traits, the idea of male dominance, an analytical persuasion between the story and the film smooth talk and the influence of Bob Dylan will be explored. Archetypal folktale pattern An archetype is a recurring symbolic language, character or event in literature... A review of the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Where are you going, where have you been? Is a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates and first appeared in 1966.The story was inspired by murders committed by Charles Schmid. Oates dedicated the story to Bob Dylan after being inspired to write it by his song it is All Over Now, Baby Blue. In this research paper, the archetypal patterns,...
Where are you Going, Where Have You Been?
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...Arnold Friend a Dream or Reality? and Number Paper Due Is Arnold Friend a Dream or Reality? The storycreates quite an ambiguous impression, and this is not surprising given that the author leaves the story open even at its end – it is unclear whether Arnold Friend is a dream or just a human. The answer depends on a reader’s viewpoint and imagination. In other words, readers are welcome to choose. Some of them may think that Arnold is a human, while others would insist that he is a supernatural being. There is no single answer. Therefore, Arnold is both a dream and reality, simultaneously. Many people tend to believe that Arnold is more likely to be a fantasy. Arnold Friend, quite... a...
Critical interpertation
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...Arnold Friend shows both daring and weakness. She perhaps opts for this course of action as she... subconsciously realizes how the prevailing circumstances in her home are not very positive. Hence, by taking a chance with a dangerous (yet attractive) stranger is a calculated gamble. Similarly, the mental make-up of the wild and macho young male – Arnold Friend – is also impressive. The heightened sense of machismo exhibited by him impresses Connie at some level. Otherwise she would not in the end accede to his demands. The words uttered by the brutish Arnold is so constructed by Oates that they carry a powerful sense of seduction....
Contextual Analysis-What are you going, where have you been?by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend. “She is going to her death, and her fate is largely the result of her a consciousness shaped by the frantic life of cruising in fast cars…. anonymous boys, consciousness epitomized by the frantic music she listens.” (Quirk 197). Arnold Friend is the person who is attracted towards Connie and in spite of her reluctance, forces her to come with him. She fails to realize that her behavior was attracting the attention of an evil person. “It was a boy with shaggy black hair, in a convertible jalopy painted gold. He stared at her and then his lips widened into a grin…… glancing back... Contextual Analysis-What are you going, where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates An individual’s character ...
Analysis of Connie
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...Arnold Friend and the reader is left to guess the rest as rape, and, most probably, murder are to be followed. It seems that though Connie is being influenced by the feminine desire to be dominated by a male, and, at moments... ? (Assignment) A perfect Revelation of Femaleness The story ‘Where are you going, where have you been’ by Joyce Carol Oates reflects thefluctuations in the mind of a female adolescent that is prone to give in to male dominance and how different feelings like the need to be dominated by a male, fear and confusion rule the mind of a girl especially in adolescence. The story is about an adolescent girl named Connie who is being forced to go out for a ride with a person named Arnold...
Contextual Analysis of Joyce Carol Oates' Short Stort
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...Arnold Friend. “She is going to her death, and her fate is largely the result of her a consciousness shaped by the frantic life of cruising in fast cars…. anonymous boys, consciousness epitomized by the frantic music she listens.” (Quirk 197). Arnold Friend is the person who is attracted towards Connie and in spite of her reluctance, forces her to come with him. She fails to realize that her behavior was attracting the attention of an evil person. “It was a boy with shaggy black hair, in a convertible jalopy painted gold. He stared at her and then his lips widened into a grin…… glancing back... ?Contextual Analysis-What are you going, where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates An individual’s character...
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...Friend, a man who arrives at her doorstep and wants her to go out with him.  The following snippets of conversation shows how Connie went from feeling initially flattered to doubtful to finally sensing terror.   --“ "You wanta come for a ride?" he (Arnold Friend) said. Connie smirked and let her hair fall loose over one shoulder” --“"Maybe you two better go away," Connie said faintly.” And later in the conversation, Connie realizes there is something wrong... --“"Im going to call the police—"” Ann’s fears are realized when her son finally dies, but she responds by targeting (and almost attacking) the baker for his rude and insensitive...
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...Arnold Friend is a killer who seduces Connie and gives her promises of security (Oates 1-7). Indeed, Arnold Friend depicts a strange and mismatched appearance that represents danger (Oates 4). He also seems to conceal threat by depicting a calm voice, gentle coaxing, and convincing voice (Oates 3-7). When Arnold visits her home in her parents’ absence, he is a hard character for Connie to define, he lies somewhere between young and old, human and non... Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Where are you going, Where Have You Been is one of the greatest story I have read. Characters are best placed to best describe the situation. Antagonism between Connie and her mother starts the story. He mother...
Comparing Story to Real World
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...Arnold Friend, who would take advantage of the innocent girl (Caldwell 316). A close analysis of Connie’s life reveals that she was only beginning to gain self-awareness at the tender age of 15. As common with many adolescents, Connie has a bumpy relationship with her mother... Comparing Story to Real World Introduction The short story d Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, has been widely read across the globe. Joyce Carol Oates is the renowned author of the story, which centers on a 15-year-old girl lacking experience in social life. The girl’s name is Connie and her nativity leads her to the wrong hands. The short story was later adapted into a film titled Smooth Talk. Like many adaptations, the ...
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...Arnold Friend... Elements of Gothic Literature It is quite easy to identify Gothic literature basing on the effect the literature has on a person. Normally, such literature results in feelings of gloom, suspense and mystery, given the different elements that characterize the plot. However, these may as well induce feelings of thrill as a person experiences horror and dread in a safe and interesting way. Gothic elements are employed in most literature today, including literature of the past. This paper addresses different aspects that characterize Gothic literature, with special reference to Faulkner, William’s A Rose for Emily, Poe, Edgar’s The Cask of Amontillado, and Oates, Carol’s Where Are You...
"Where are you going, where have you been" joyce carol oates
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...Arnold Friend in the story. Oates’ inspiration in the story was not the brutality of the serial killer, but the behaviors of the teenage girls. Oates book does not focus much on the actions of Arnold Friend. She focused much on the bad behaviors of Connie who helped Arnold Friend hurt her. Connie was brought up in a decent family. However, just like other teenagers who have been negatively influenced by the popular culture, she could not follow her mother’s instructions. Her obsession for freedom made her suffer just like... “Where are you going where have you been” Joyce carol Oates “Where are you going where have you been” is a story written by Joyce Oates in the 1960s. The story is about an older...
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
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...Arnold Friend and Ellie come around, she is revealed to be the young, helpless child that she really is. The greatest secret that presents an obstacle to Connie’s path to adulthood is that Connie is not fully ready to enter adulthood. The way that she allows people to see her is all just a show. Connie, while having the same animosity towards her mother and sister that most teenagers have, has no desire to be an entity separate from her family. By becoming an adult, she loses the protection that comes with being a child (Keilbach 12). She may fight with her mother and be eager to be away from her, but one of the first things that Connie does upon Arnold Friend’s invasion is call out... ?“Where Are You...
Compare and contrast the two stories, "Black Men in Public Space" by Brent Staples and "Where are you Going, Where have you Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend as well as in “Black Men in Public Space” by Brent Staples through the narrator’s own experiences. The first character to be introduced in Oates’ story is Connie, a teenaged girl just beginning to discover the world outside of her parents’ home. As this character is examined, a trope is revealed in her name itself. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one of the definitions of ‘trope’ is “a word or expression used in a figurative sense” (2009). Connie’s name suggests a person involved in a con, or farce of some kind as she certainly is. At home, she... Impressions vs. Reality Impressions of people are often the first thing we use to judge others, but are not always as correct...
American Literature
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...Arnold Friend's name can be interpreted as "aren't no friend" or "A. Friend" (Johnson 150). Either way his is a demonic figure that represents... A Good Man is hard to find & Where Are You Going Similarities and Differences Order No: 186645 No: of Pages: 4 Word count: 1322 Flannery O'Connor was one of America's most distinguished writers. Though often misunderstood because of her controversial writing, yet she was one of the most promising writers of her time. Though she passed away at the young age of 39, she had left behind a rich legacy of remarkable literature. Melissa describes her saying, "She frequently created grotesque Southern characters, depicted violent situations and wrote with acerbic wit"...
Where are you going, where are you from - Joyce Carol Oats
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...Arnold Friend, and the way in which she interacted with her mother. Connie seems to have a strained relationship with her mother, since she is always being told that she’s full of herself and that she should be more like her sister. But at the same time, there seems to be a sort of bond between the two of them, like her mother used to be the same was once and understands what she is going through, and that Connie somehow knows this and so... In “Where are you Going, Where are you from,” Joyce Carol Oates tells us a disturbing story that involves an unknown stranger who apparently has supernatural powers. What I thought was most interesting about the story was the way in which Connie reacted to Arnold...
Lost soul
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...friends. Connie was interested on music and film that emphasized on beauty and romance.When Connie met Arnold Friend, she could not stand up the affection she felt towards him. He defines who she was and controls what she does. Under his gaze, Connie lost herself (Joyce 29-39). The house was as a jail to Connie, her mother tried to ensure Connie did not go out by giving her more work in the house but Connie still got excuses and moved out. Every time she was at home, she thought of going out to hang out with Arnold Friend who she had so much felt attracted to. It was her pleasure to see that her mother...
Character Analysis
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...Friend, who had similar arrogance. Connie detests anything that depicts conformity. She does not bother to tell her parents about her whereabouts. She even goes to places for people beyond her age. This makes her develop bad judgment, which eventually leads her into trouble. She wears two faces. One face is of an arrogant girl, which she displays while at home and another look of a sophisticated girl, which she uses to impress men. She even goes with Eddie to his car although she did not know him. She thinks that her looks will prevent malevolent people from hurting her but she realizes she was wrong when Arnold Friend threatens her and...
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend one the stranger knows everything about Connie and their family. It is astonishing that the two strangers Ellie and Arnold Friend knows where the rest of the family has gone, what clothes they wore and how long they are likely to wear. Arnold also knows the shape of Connie’s aunt who invites their family for a barbecue treat at her place. Arnold describes the aunt as a fat woman. The story is not satisfactory since... Literary Analysis Essay “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” by Joyce Carol Oates Part Joyce Oates does a wonderful job in her short story “where are you going, where have you been”. The title of the story is questionable and leaves many readers with open question as...
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend and Bob Dylan, as well as the social revolution that is being exemplified through the characters and events that evolved. The character of Connie is very dynamic and carefully crafted. Actually, her character epitomizes the typical teenager of contemporary times... June 5, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates The short story “Where Are You Going, WhereHave You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates is replete with literary elements that could be evaluated in greater depth and detail. One would hereby present a more intensive analysis of the characters in the story, as well as an assessment of their exhibited behavior. Likewise, one would also present the connection between...
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor and Where are you going, where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates
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...Arnold Friend, although his past was not fully explained, was a predator. The story suggested he was in his thirties. Arnold had definitely stalked Connie, knowing her friends, family, where she lived, and that she was alone on that day. When his manner became threatening, Connie said she would call the police. After half-heartedly locking the screen door, she kept talking to Arnold. She threatened her dad... A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor and Where are you going,where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates have one element that is the same. Both protagonists, the grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find and Connie in Where are you going,where have you been? try to negotiate with their ...
Literary Analysis
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...Arnold Friend takes... Literary Analysis Avia Brown Ashford February 7, ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Angela di Gualco Introduction Normally people will be different with each one exhibiting their individuality. Although, individuals could share certain characteristics with others, most of the time, they will be distinct with not only different physical attributes but also unique thought processes. So, when these individuals interact with others, it can sometimes lead to conflicts in certain situations. That is, although these types of interactions do not always lead to conflicts, there are possibilities, especially when there are interactions between a gullible woman and a scheming man. As both the ...
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...Arnold friend without any sufficient reason and aim. It’s so evident at the climax of the story, from the dramatic events that happens with the arrival of Arnold friend to Connie’s house demanding her. She... ? The Most Wicked and Heroic Characters In my view, the protagonist Connie created by Joyce Carol Orates in his work ‘where are you going and where have you been’ is the most wicked character among the collection I have read. Connie’s pride, sexual imagery and dreams and prejudice gradually lead the reader to her wickedness in the climax. The cracked relationships and her ardent desire for the sureness that she is beautiful indicate her unstable sense of self. Throughout the story, the character...
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates.
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...Arnold Friend is only "a dream-like projection of her erotic fantasies" (Rubin, 202) is mistaken for several reasons. Firstly, it is not desperately required for a person of that generation to fantasize when the elements are readily available. Secondly, there is no single instance where it is hinted that Arnold is a metaphor or result of a fantasy. He appears completely real... WHERE ARE YOU GOING WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN The focal point of the paper is to present an analysis and evaluation of the short story by Joyce Carol Oates named Where Are You Going Where Have You Been This story was first published in the Fall issue of Epoch magazine in 1966. It was highly acclaimed in its time and was a part of the...
Were Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
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...Arnold Friend, she was letting herself be controlled by fate. Instead of giving in to Arnold, she could have gone back in the house and found other methods to seek help. Fate... Journal Response As human beings, we are given every opportunity to be in complete control of our lives. Connie’s character in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? is proof of this. Everything that happened to her throughout the short story could have been different if Connie only allowed stepped up to the situation. From her attitude to her sex appeal, Connie had the ability to either make it all work for her or against her. In the end, because she did nothing about it, she let it work against her. Connie knew very well...
Comparison and contrast on short story using literary element
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...Arnold Friend arrives. Throughout the daytime hours, Connie is described as a normal teenager causing her mother endless... Finding the Door commonly use symbols as a means of reinforcing the major theme of their story. This is found in the story of Sleeping Beauty, for example, when the witch offers the beautiful princess a red apple. This is a Christian-dominated symbol for sin and temptation and every child knows the girl shouldn’t eat the apple, but she does and she suffers a fall as a result. The prince (who hasn’t tasted the apple) is eventually able to rescue her, but the symbol has done its work and the children remember giving in to this temptation is evil. Not all symbols are so well...
Conflicts Between Mother and Child as Portrayed in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Oats
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...friends at the mall. The outcome of Connie’s search for independence has a brutal outcome in that Arnold Friend arrives and yanks Connie out of her childhood escapades. The things that Arnold tells... Paper Outline Introduction outlines an overview of the entire book: what it is about and the nature of conflicts and the characters involved. Conflict between Connie and her mother focuses on the main antagonists, giving insight into the nature and various dimensions of the conflict between the two. Causes of the conflict The implications/outcomes of the conflict between mother and Connie Conclusion sums up the end of the conflict and the story as a whole. Conflict Between Mother and Child as Portrayed in...
smooth talk
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...Arnold friend is a symbol of Satan or psycho pathetic killer or whether the story takes place in a real world or a protagonist mind. Critics... Death and the Maiden As reviewed, in the New York Times reveals that her story was influencing a life magazine accountfor a tabloid psychopath known as the pied of Tucson. In the review, Oates speaks of an earlier draft story with rather too explicit title death and the maiden (Rubin and Larry 50). Despite Oates intriguing comments regarding her original title and the German engraving, scant attention is to give the other remarks explaining concerning the early draft. Rather than explore the fatal attractions of death, and critics tend to debate about whether A...
research essay that explores how or why poor communication skills contributed to the tragic conclusion of Joyce Carol Oates story "where are you going, where have you been?"
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...Arnold Friend (Oates). Oates left readers to guess Connie’s fate in the hand of devil Arnold Friend. Joyce Carol Oates in a high and loud voice urged the community that the society cannot afford another child to repeat Connie’s fate. Parents and children together must vow to do everything in order to reduce the communication gap between them. The scope of this assignment is to explore the importance of communication between parents and children. Oates’s fiction has been interpreted in different... Teacher’s Essay: Communication between Parents and Children Communication is a process that develops human relationship. A mother develops this relationship when the child is still in her womb. ...
Comparison of stories
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...friend around a drive in cafeteria, teasing boys. In her defiance to her family, she makes the wrong choice and decides to leave with Arnold Friend, who befriends her by creating an impression that he cares for her. Later, she realizes that he is not the kind of person she has wanted. Similarly, in “Bad Neighbors” also, the lead female, Sharon Palmer, falls prey to the charms of Terence Stagg and encouraged by her family, marries him... September 28, Compare and Contrast Between “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” and “Bad Neighbors” The short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” by Joyce Carol Oates narrates the saga of a teenage girl, Connie, her psychological problems during her...
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...Arnold Friend her thoughts still flickered back to the first time he had seen her and ‘how she had sucked in her breath’ (Oates 456) in effort to appear more beguiling. Reality of adult sexuality and childhood fantasy were confused and lines made indistinct by Connie; she traversed from childhood daydreams and flights of imagination of love and ‘how sweet it all was … the way it was in movies’ (Oates 451) to stark reality of Friend who... ? Connie was a fifteen year old adolescent eager to leave her childhood behind and enter life as an adult and Jimmy was a young fighting soldier in the Vietnam War. Their lives were worlds apart but they both, as characters within a story, confronted the pressures...
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...Arnold friend as a "symbolic Satan" (Christle 1). The roots of Connie, and females in general, being a recipient of sexual violence is because female sexuality has always been perceived based on the masculine parameters (2... of the of the The Feminist View of Oates’ Allegory Oates "Where are you going,where have you been?" brings the readers attention to the perverse nature of the current world. In the story, she demonstrates the social oddities that define the functions of men and women in the society; the subordination of women population in a patriarchal society perspicuous resemblance of themes of fantasy and reality, independence, and crime. The story is an example of a tale that holds a certain...
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
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...Arnold Friend she yelled for her mother, which showed her juvenile insecurity in her nature. The split in the two sides to her life came with the notion that Connie can never fir in to what she imagined herself to be. 5. How does Connie feel about boys? Sex? Is she a typical teen in her fantasies?  Connie for all her immaturity is aware of the beauty that she endowed with. She acts as an adult to convey a powerful sexual image but lacks the power to consistently carry that image due to her juvenility. Her sexual fantasies are largely... ?Running Head: Where are you going and where have you been? Where are you going and where have you been? s name] [Date] Where are you going and where have you been? 1....
analyze the fairy tale structure and motifs running throughout the story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? general and specific
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...Arnold Friend. It seems she has developed a persona of sexual assertiveness in order to satisfy her vanity, but this persona is not her ‘true’ self. The reality is that she is innocent, proven when presented with the opportunity... Submitted The Fairytale Elements of Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Though modern ideas of fairytales and fairytale connotations are primarily based upon a narrative of one-dimensional characters, good versus evil plots and happy endings, this is in fact quite different from the original fairytale premise. Instead, the darker fables of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson are more akin to the original idea of a fairytale (Murphy)....
The Fairytale Elements of Joyce Carol Oates "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
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...Arnold Friend. It seems she has developed a persona of sexual assertiveness in order to satisfy her vanity, but this persona is not her ‘true’ self. The reality is that she is innocent, proven when presented with the opportunity... Submitted The Fairytale Elements of Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Though modern ideas of fairytales and fairytale connotations are primarily based upon a narrative of one-dimensional characters, good versus evil plots and happy endings, this is in fact quite different from the original fairytale premise. Instead, the darker fables of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson are more akin to the original idea of a fairytale (Murphy)....
A Biographical Sketch of Arnold Schoenberg
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...Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) A Biographical Sketch of Arnold Schoenberg Insert February 18, Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Arnold Schoenberg is one of the key figures in the history of music that made significant contribution towards the development of the genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The artist composed music in different styles attracting a mixture of reactions from the audience including students, friends, and other Viennese audiences. Some of his works later contributed to hatred from his musical enemies. The early life and music Arnold Schoenberg was born to a merchant Samuel Schoenberg and Pauline in Vienna, Austria, on September 13, 1874 (ThinkQuest, para.1... ?Running head:...
Compare and contrast
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...Arnold Friend, vows to do something terribly bad to the parents of Connie if she fails to do as he suggests (Oates and Elaine, 133). He gives an example of the dead neighbor that Connie is wary about and threatens to do the same to her parents if she declines to obey his orders. This presents more domestic problems to the family of Connie, thus eliciting a sense of violence amongst the parties. Resistance to adopt the proposed... It is of critical significance to that several issues may lead to domestic conflicts as seen in the case of the story titled “The Garden Party”. However, the most important thing is to know how to solve each case that leads to such conflicts. This follows that domestic...
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
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...Arnold Friend. This was corroborated by Mitchell and Urbanski who contended that “the recurring music then, while ostensibly innocuous realistic detail, is in fact, the vehicle of Connie's seduction and because of its intangibility, not immediately recognizable as such” (1). Music was therefore an image of both sharing... June 4, Literary Analysis: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” The short story en d “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates is a literary discourse that focused on the main character, Connie, a fifteen year old girl who apparently exuded physical characteristics and traits that differed from those exhibited by members of her family. As the...
Representatives of American Literature
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...Arnold Friend to be the antagonist. He is intense and powerful. As the story continues he is like a dark persistent cloud that weighs heavy on Connie... and the reader. Arnold Friend is evil personified and his omnipotence allows him to know and abuse Connie insecurities for his own uses. This story has images of the devil, possible rape or murder, and teenage promiscuity none of which was well received by the public in conservative 1965. Even after she took a full time position of Princeton where she taught literature, receive great reviews from critics her work was still seen inappropriate for the students of American. It was not until 30 years that,...
Analytic essay of joyce carol oates's "where are you going, where have you been"
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...Arnold Friend in a burger place, where she sees as a “sacred building” (Griffin). Connie gets number of chances to get away from Arnold’s trappings and time and again she reveals her consciousness. But Arnold’s impressive and mischievous conversations lead her into a dangerous world. Douglas Griffin rightly comments; “...moral implications of this struggle are highlighted by Oates frequent introduction of religious undertones in this story” (Griffin). Arnold’s character represents... Where are you going, where have you been? Joyce carol Oates describes the psychological and social turmoil of adolescents that aroused during the 1960s in ‘Where are you going, where have you been?’ The story is demonstrated ...
Analyze two short stories
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...Arnold Friend. Connie is a fifteen years old girl, a typical adolescent, lover of music, theater and boys... ? ANALYSIS OF TWO SHORT STORIES Prepared by ------------- Prepared for -------------- -------- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates Thesis statement The theme of the story “Where Are You Going, Where You Have Been?” revolves round the difference between the appearance and reality and between the amicable love and sexual violence. Theme of the story: The main idea of the story defines the line that exists between fantasy and reality. Fantasies are stunning, beautiful and pure while realities are harsh, cruel and brutal. It is portrayed through two main characters Connie and...
Matthew Arnold
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...Arnold’s “Dover Beach” is a poem with a melancholy It is actually very complex and too difficult to understand because it is a state of mind which is swinging between hope and despair. This is an elegy which is tremendous mournful in its tone. In this elegy he expresses the calamity of his mind as far as the hope and faith are concerned. These calamities, restlessness, doubts of the entire Victorian age are presented in a dramatic monologue. The poem depicts the seashore at night. The night which at first feels very tranquil for the poet, but this tranquility, suddenly transforms into despair and darkness. Mathew Arnold belongs to the era when... Dover Beach – Evaporating the Sea of Belief Mathew...
Parent and Child Relationship in Four Modern Short Stories in English
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...Arnold Friend. Connie’s relationship with her parents could be a good defense against Arnold, but since she distanced herself from her family, the day when she is supposed to be with her family for a picnic became an opportunity... ?Parent and Child Relationship in Four Modern Short Stories in English Introduction The relationship existing between a parent and a child could be unpredictable in a way that they become intensely affected with personal issues surrounding them. In the end, however, they end up having a close relationship. Their differences and the protective nature of mothers often make the relationship more complicated as it should. In the four stories--"Half and Half," "Woman Hollering...
Response papers for the film Smooth Talk
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...Arnold Friend, a man who spotted her at one such place, decides to pay her a visit when her parents are not at home. The film is very closely based on the story, though there are some differences, seeing how it was a feature film based on a short story, certain additions had to be made to accommodate for the length. The one place where the depiction of characters did not seem “fair” to me was that Laura Dern, who played Connie, did not look like a fifteen year old at all. What is more, she looked a lot older than the girls casted to play her friends... ?Your Full Your October 9, Response Paper The movie Smooth Talk is based on the short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oats....
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?vs. "Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta"
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...Arnold Friend says: ‘It's all over for you here, so come on out. You don't want your people in any trouble, do you?’ (Abcarian et al, pp). Connie could have refused to open the door and called the police without delay. The single mother in Tall Tales could have also reported... of the of the English 1302 Essay Assignment Submitted “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”vs. "Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta" Introduction The short story is a genre that you don’t often see discussed in mainstream literature. In fact few really good short story writers exist, if at all. We seldom see talent of the calibre of Stephen Crane, Somerset Maugham, O’Henry, Edgar Allan Poe and Raymond Carver. This makes it all ...
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