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    action book or a scary movie and a short story, there is always a connection you just have to search for it. I compiled five different pieces of literature and was able to connect them in a variety of ways. Using Thomas C. Foster’s ideas of “pattern recognition” and a literary lens mentioned in the “Literary Perspective Tool Kit” packet, I was able to connect The Matrix and Dead Poets Society. I also found connections between The Catcher in the Rye, “The Flowers”, and “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” through the theme of coming of age. All good works of literature can be boiled down and placed into several categories, two of which are coming of age and gender roles. These categories help the writer to shape their work into interesting and widely praised…

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    Many people wish to travel the around the world and meet new places. I would say that the destination you are going to is important, but who you are going with on the trip is crucial. Some people make excellent traveling companions, while others not so much. Two characters that would make great traveling companions would be Montresor from “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe and Arnold Friend from “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Carol Joyce Oates. They would travel to…

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    on the car floor. She describes the dust on her jeans to a butterfly. This description gives the reader an image of a butterfly printed on her jeans made out of dust. The narrator describes it that way because the dust shape on her jeans reminds her of a butterfly. This also, tells us how unclean the car of the floor; so dusty that it took form on her jeans. This description is a metaphor describing the dust of her jeans to a butterfly. In “Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been”, the…

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    online can create a brighter and healthier mind. I found this out through the readings "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor, and “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. First, the short story "Where Are You…

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    Adolescence is a time to explore and discover one's true self. Parents play a pivotal role during this phase of life. In the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the main character,Connie, is transitioning from a child to a teenager. Scholar James W. Johnson’s myth of adolescence is clearly shown throughout the short story through Connie’s relationship with her family. Clearly, Connie proves Johnson’s myth of adolescence through conflict with her…

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    “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is an eerie short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. The story, published in the fall 1966 edition of Epoch Magazine generated a big buzz (Ptalzgraf 221). Oates dedicated the story to Bob Dylan because she was inspired to write it after listening to his song “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”(“Where”Shmoop). She was also inspired by the gruesome serial killer Charles Schmid. Joyce Carol Oates most famous short story is “Where Are you Going, Where Have You…

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    Analysis: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city. And the old man said, “Where are you going? And where do you come from?” (Judges 19:17). Joyce Carol Oates wrote this story in 1966 by. Her fabulous short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” begins with a reference to the main character’s vanity. A compulsive habit of checking her reflection in mirrors to ensure she is better looking than others around…

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    The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is a fictional story, but I believe that it could be realistic. There are times that young girls can get themselves into situations they cannot escape. Connie tries to appear older and wiser than she is, and her head is filled with daydreams and music that give her ideas of romance and love. Connie rejects the role of the daughter, sister and “nice” girl to cultivate her sexual persona, which only came out when…

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    In the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the downfalls of Connie are her insecurities and low self esteem resulting in her going with Arnold Friend at the end of the narrative. This is shown through the descriptions in the beginning of the story as well as Connie’s actions involving Arnold. Connie is a fifteen year old girl who is having some internal conflicts and this majorly affects the outcome of the story. At the beginning of the story, it…

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    issues to have a cure or to reduce the problem more than is expected. In addition, another major problem in today’s society is women’s rights. Women back then did not have equal opportunity or a close comparison of rights that men had. Women have battled through the centuries for women’s rights, through symbolism and theme you see the struggles throughout the stories “The Chrysanthemums”, and…

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