Essays Tagged: "Joyce Carol Oates"

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

In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" criticsargue whether the character of ... d is not a diabolical figure, but instead a religious and cultural savior.On a more realistic note, Joyce M. Wegs argues the symbolism of Arnold Friend asa Satan figure when she writes: "Arnold is far ... d Stephen R. Mandell, eds. Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing.Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1997.Oates, Joyce Carol "Where Are You Going, Where Have YouBeen?"...Kirszner and Mandell, 579-591.Wegs, Joyce M ...

(2 pages) 357 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Conventions of Psychoanalysis in "Where are you going, Where have you been" by Joyce Carol Oates

The story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates is truly littered with conventions of Psychoanalysis. Freud developed a list of de ... t perhaps hiring a private detective it is possible to conceive that maybe at sometime in her life, Joyce Carol Oates might have been accosted or actually assaulted by a man similar to the villain in ...

(3 pages) 191 0 5.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Joyce Carol Oates's "Where are you going, where have you been?

In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been", there is a clear interpretation of ev ... eality and unfortunately, Connie has to learn the hard way.Works CitedHurley, D.F. "Impure Realism: Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, WhereHave You Been?" Studies in Short Fiction Summer, 1991: ... ski, David J "Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"Explicator, Spring 1991: 195.Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" The Story andIts Writer. Ed. Ann Charters. ...

(5 pages) 456 1 4.2 Jan/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison on "Song of Songs" by Ellen Gilchrist and "Shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates

al love. However, not all families' relationships are ideal. In the two short stories "Shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates and "Song of Songs" by Ellen Gilchrist, the main characters in each are lacking a ...

(4 pages) 74 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Where are you going, Where have you been" by Joyce Carol Oates vs. the Smooth Talk movie when dealing with minor characters.

f"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been"The story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, has been discussed by many critics who try to interpret the story the way the aut ... : Seduction, Space, and a Fictional Mode." Studies in Short Fiction, 18 (Winter 1981): 65-70.Oates, Joyce Carol. "When Characters from the Page Are Made Flesh on the Screen." Literature: Reading, Reac ...

(7 pages) 240 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates.

lity. The sexual theme is often hidden in literature, and the darker sexual theme is often ignored. Joyce Carol Oates went beyond the typical expectations of society and wrote a short story with such ... er of Tucson. Charles Schmid was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of three teenage girls. Joyce Carol Oates brought him to life using the character Arnold Friend. In the story, the author al ...

(9 pages) 398 1 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Where Are You Going Where Have You Been - in-depth look at Connie and why she was swayed by Arnold Friend

ly off of her blond hair. She had thin wrists which she would always wear jingling charm bracelets. Joyce Carol Oates overall described Connie as a pretty, young girl.Most teenage girls have two diffe ... nervousness and nausea. She was consumed in fear and finally gave into the demands of Arnold Friend.Joyce Carol Oates describes Connie from there different points in the story "Where Are You Going, Wh ...

(2 pages) 212 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Psychopath

a person lets out into the open. In the short story "Where are you going, Where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, the depiction of a psychopath is quite apparent. His mannerism, thoughts and tact ... s/her mannerisms, thoughts, and actions, it becomes quite clear that the person is far from normal. Joyce Carol Oates uses Arnold Friend to describe the sentiments, conceptions, and characteristics of ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Pop Culture in "Where are you going? Where have you been?"

think on a large scale. In the short story "Where are you going, Where have you been?", written by Joyce Carol Oates, the author attempts to personify Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley as different charact ...

(6 pages) 141 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Where are you going, Where have you been? By Joyce Carol Oates

This essay explains the evilness Arnold friend had over Connie and how he manipulated her.In Joyce Carol Oates, Where are you Going, Where Have You Been, there is a clear interpretation of evil ...

(3 pages) 238 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Where are you going, Where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates

In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been", Oates used figurative language to sho ... figurative language Oates can create a fiend from whatSeem to be a Friend.There are many hints that Joyce left to show that Arnold Friend is not a friend at all and by using symbolism she was able to ... ta come for a ride?" The "ride" that Arnold talks of could mean many things, but the one thing that Joyce has painted into my mind is that; the ride could mean a deferent path which would lead to his ...

(2 pages) 173 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Postmodernism and Joyce Carol Oates

On PostmodernismFor my short essay I will focus on a postmodern reading of Joyce Carol Oates, "How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Corrections and Began My ... pects of a story likely to only be found in the postmodern era and are all evident in this story by Joyce Carol Oates. They are all employed to create a jagged and modern tone, a feeling that this tak ...

(8 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Man Crazy" by Joyce Carol Oates- Book review for AP English Final Paper

Joyce Carol Oates is known mainly for her shockingly blunt, horrifyingly realistic portrayals of you ... t represents the side of herself she dreads confronting. A common motif is present in all of Joyce Carol Oates' work; her stories tend to concentrate on angst-ridden females on the brink of ado ... es the evil in Ingrid, and the good in Ingrid battles the evil in other people. As in all of Joyce Carol Oates' works, "Man Crazy" is a realistic and often painful portrayal of living life on t ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Recovering latent parts of a story: The Buck

In the short story entitled "The Buck" written by Joyce Carol Oates, we are introduced to two quite interesting characters, namely Melanie Snyder and ...

(6 pages) 16 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparing and Contrasting Connie and Hulga

es "Good Country People", by Flannery O'Connor, and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", by Joyce Carol Oates, most notably their characters. Both stories contain a female protagonist and a ma ... th McMahan, Susan X Day, and Robert Funk. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice, 2002. 134-147Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Literature and the Writing Process. Ed. Eli ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates.

The book, "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates, is the story of an "all American family" that falls apart after their daughter is ...

(4 pages) 17 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

The Devil And ConnieIn Joyce Carol Oates's, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", the problem of evil encapsulates t ... blem of evil encapsulates the theme of the story in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", by Joyce Carol Oates. She uses Arnold Friend to represent the devil. Connie's vanity is used to mask hi ...

(2 pages) 133 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What Connie Wants: Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been"

In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been", there is a clear understanding of evi ... ality and unfortunately, Connie has to learn the hard way.Works Cited:Hurley, D.F. "Impure Realism: Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, WhereHave You Been?" Studies in Short Fiction Summer, 1991: ...

(4 pages) 69 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Loss Of Innocence

A Loss of Innocence Joyce Carol Oates wrote "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" about a young teenage girl ... irl's loss of innocence. An older man takes advantage of her by playing with her mind and emotions. Joyce Carol Oates wrote this short story in a third person limited omniscient point of view in order ... ient since only the thoughts of one character are known and not those of all the characters. Joyce Carol Oates uses the third person limited omniscient point of view to gain the reader's sympat ...

(2 pages) 1567 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Maxquerading Friend In Oates's "where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Joyce Carol Oates weaves a story of deception, tragedy and even heroism when the protagonist, Connie ... ia. 15 February 2001, Dylan, Bob. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." Rec. 1965. Celestial Timepiece: A Joyce Carol Oates Home Page. 13 February 2001, Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going? Where Have ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers