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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Unloved Teens The ironically Arnold in the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Is can be an interpretation of all the devil in society. This can reflect on the characters and the cause of events in the story. Arnold friend can insinuates and attempting to pursue Connie that Arnold is her lover. The title can create expectation about the text of the story. The title can suggest an interpretation violence to women. The central theme in the story it can be the from…

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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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    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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    Kilimanjaro, a story told about a guy who is nearing death, and Oates’ short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, a story about a girl who has been thrown a great challenge in life. When aiming for a great story it is very important that authors have a wide range of strong elements to create a better story for the reader. Both these stories have vast dialogue although Oates’ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been demonstrates a better job. By using crisp dialogue, great character…

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    In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, we come to identify a distinct theme of fantasy vs. reality. They come to light and understanding by the two main characters, Connie and Arnold. Through Arnold and the progression of the story we come to be revealed the truth and inaccuracy, by personification of the distinction between reality and what one would perceive to be reality through an adolescent girls mindset, of the understanding of boys and sex, young girls…

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    story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? A fifteen year old girl named Connie unknowingly faces evil and loses the battle. In this story evil which is defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary as “Something that causes discomfort, repulsion, or harm.” comes in the form of a man named Arnold Friend (Webster’s). In the story Connie is a naïve girl whose fate would have turned out differently if she had been a more devout Christian. There are several ways in the story that by being a more…

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