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Arnold Friend: A Dream Friend
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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 her chance encounter with a strange young man, who had "wagged a finger" at her and "laughed" and said, "Gonna get you, baby,"
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The Character of Arnold Friend
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This essay would first focus upon the real life happening that inspired the author, 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…
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Where are you going,where have you been Bob Dylan Who is the main character ,Connie or Arnold Friend
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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… The story revolves around Connie who is the main character. She is a beautiful young girl aged fifteen but self-absorbed. She ends up at odds with her mother and…
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Identify Arnold Friend and analyze why he is important in the story. How does he communicate the story's meaningUse 3 quotations from the story to support your ideas
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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… Connie is a girl with a split personality; a phenomenon that every teen goes through at…
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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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She said that she had heard the song “It’s all over Now, Baby Blue.”, by Bob Dylan. Before the song, the author had read a newspaper article about a psychotic killer who used to… 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…
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
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This paper is a literature review of the short story "Where are you going, where have you been?". An interest of the contemporaries to the story can be explained by the author’s positioning of Arnold Friend as an imaginative figure representing a lover, a nightmare, a devil, a dream or other images. … The researcher bases discussion on the interpretation of…
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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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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… Archetypes are seen as evidence that the human race share symbols, a reservoir of memories and patterns. For example, death…
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Where are you Going, Where Have You Been
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The story creates 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… Arnold Friend, quite a mysterious figure, seems to be an image from Connie’s dream, or…
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Critical interpertation
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is a suspenseful and thrilling story. I found some aspects of it interesting while others superfluous. The following passages will lay out my critical interpretation of the story. Firstly, the characterization… 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…
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Contextual Analysis-What are you going, where have you beenby Joyce Carol Oates
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Thus, in a way, self- image can even build or destroy the confidence of the individual. It is this self-image and it has an negative on the central protagonist is only depicted in the short… Connie is pleased with the fact that boys are attracted towards her beauty and she rejoices the time she spends with boys. The confidence of Connie that she can handle the…
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Analysis of Connie
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(Name) (Assignment) (Date) A perfect Revelation of Femaleness The story ‘Where are you going, where have you been’ by Joyce Carol Oates reflects the fluctuations 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.…
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Contextual Analysis of Joyce Carol Oates' Short Stort
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The following essay example represents a contextual analysis of the short story titled “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates. The analysis includes a character summarizing, which is focused on the protagonist. The paper also outlines the idea of the story.… Connie is presented as a teenage girl who is more concerned about her…
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Discussion Board #4
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The sources of terror in both “Carver’s A Small, Good Thing” and Oates’s "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” stem, apparently from different sources but can be said to have the same underlying source – a sense of uncertainty, fear of the unknown and the fear… Ann’s fears are realized when her son finally dies, but she responds by targeting (and almost…
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Short Response Paper
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Characters are best placed to best describe the situation. Antagonism between Connie and her mother starts the story. He mother asks her, “Why dont you keep your room clean like your sister? How… Connie tries a split personality with hope that, she will fit both at hope and elsewhere. She does this by having a selected smile, walking style, hairstyle, and even…
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Comparing Story to Real World
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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… Oates revealed that a story she read in the Life magazine served as the main inspiration for her to write the short story. From the Life magazine, Oates became familiar with the increasing…
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See the instruction
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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… William’s A Rose for Emily, Poe, Edgar’s The Cask of Amontillado, and Oates, Carol’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, which are examples of the many Gothic literatures…
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Where are you going, where have you been joyce carol oates
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The story is about an older man whose intention is to hurt teenage girls. The teenage girl Connie was raised in a decent family. However, he ended up having a miserable life after… The story is reflection of the dangers faced by people during the Civil Rights movement during the mid 1960s. During this period, people started challenging the moral and social…
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
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In Joyce Carol Oates’ horrific coming-of-age story, Connie finds herself balanced precariously on the thin, confusing line between childhood and adulthood. She spends the first half of the story strutting around with a faux adult persona. … She defies her parents, lies, and talks down to her mother. She also sneaks around and flirts with older boys whom she…
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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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For example, in the business world, it is often warned that “Within the first few seconds, people pass judgment on you – looking for common surface… This can be seen in the short stories “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates through her characters Connie and Arnold Friend as well as in “Black Men in Public Space” by Brent Staples…
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American Literature
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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.… Through violence she wants to evoke Christian mystery, though…
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Where are you going, where are you from - Joyce Carol Oats
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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 Friend,… n the two of them, like her mother used to be the same was once and understands what she…
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Lost soul in Where are you going, where have you been
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The goal of this essay is to examine the social issues brought out in the book titled "Where are you going, where have you been?" written by Joyce Carol Oates. Moreover, the writer of the present paper shall discuss the plot pictured in the story with a focus on the characters.… Music functions as Connie’s bridge from the real world to her world of…
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Character Analysis
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This essay comprises the information concerning the main character of the writing "Where are you going, where have you been?". Thus, it is stated that Connie has excess self-confidence and this self-assurance makes her have a sense of false self-security. … Connie appears indifferent about her age and shows no signs of maturing. She takes criticism the same…
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
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This research aims to evaluate and analyze the story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” written by Joyce Carol Oates. The title of the story is questionable and leaves many readers with open question as whether Connie left with the two strangers.… The researcher tells about Connie. It is the main character, a teenage girl who is expressed as…
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates
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The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates is replete with literary elements that could be evaluated in greater depth and detail. … Likewise, one would also present the connection between ArnoldFriend and Bob Dylan, as well as the social revolution that is being exemplified through the characters and events that evolved.…
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