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How College Aids You in Life - Have you ever thought how college could help you improve in life. College is important because it helps you get a good career, good education, and rewards you with vacations. To begin with, college helps one get a good career. In particular, people that have a good education have a much easier time finding success in their life. Most of the highest paying jobs in the world require a college education. In the same way, a college education helps one earn much more money. Having a degree makes sure that you will keep that job and will help you earn a bigger salary within the years you work....   [tags: Education College University] 379 words
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Maturity and immaturity in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Joyce C. Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" maturity verses immaturity. There is an old saying "there is a thin line between love and hate." Well, there is an even thinner line between maturity and immaturity. Immaturity verses maturity, a battle that has been fought since the beginning of time, and teens. In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Joyce C. Oates brings us to the battle-front of that war. Oates' portrayal of immaturity designs a house of cards, built on a foundation of conceded qualities, resentment, and misguided emotions that inevitably fails....   [tags: American Literature] 409 words
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I Want to Give You My Heart and Soul - Dear Jared, I was going to bed and wanted to write you a short letter. Thank you so much for having faith in me and in us as a couple. Thank you for making me a better person and for opening up and giving your heart to me. Over the last eight months, I never expected to feel this way nor actually be with you in this way, experiencing life's wonders with you. You are wonderful to me, my friends, and my family. You make me the happiest I have ever been and even though we are apart a lot of the time, I still love the same....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 419 words
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Going to Sell Your Websites? - What are they Really Worth? - Going to Sell Your Websites. - What are they Really Worth. Reprinted with permission of VotanWeb.com There may be no topic more controversial or misunderstood as the website valuation, also known as a website appraisal. Although they're especially useful for website owners contemplating the sale of their websites, valuations are seldom commissioned by sellers at all--since most are convinced that nobody knows their website’s value better than they do. And while valuations can also have an enormous impact on strategic planning, they're typically overlooked there, too....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Websites] 426 words
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Character of Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Character of Touchstone in As You Like It As You Like It features, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, a professional clown, Touchstone, and it's worth paying some attention to his role for what it contributes towards establishing and maintaining the upbeat comic spirit of the play. For the jester is the constant commentator on what is going on. His humour, pointed or otherwise, thus inevitably contributes to the audience's awareness of what is happening, and the way in which other characters treat him is often a key indicator of their sensibilities....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 434 words
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Be Who You Are - Be Who You Are I know it’s Christmas and everyone is filled with the holiday spirit, or at least I hope you are. Instead of giving you some sappy holiday story though, I’m going to pitch you something real. Are there some days where you feel you just can’t stand people because of the way they act. Or, are there just some people that you can’t stand because of their clothes, appearance, or maybe even the people they chill with. Just let me ask you one question, why. Don’t know. Of course you don’t....   [tags: essays research papers] 442 words
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Connie’s Choice in Where are you Going, Where have you Been? - Where are you Going, Where have you Been. – Connie’s Choice I think Connie opened the screen door because she wanted to escape from her life with her family into some kind of fantasy. I think there were other reasons also, but the story points to this one in many places. First of all, Connie was not happy at home. The story says that her father "was away at work most of the time," and "didn't bother talking much to them," so Connie didn't have love from him and had to find male attention somewhere else....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been] 468 words
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Analysis of Joan Didion’s Essay, On Going Home - While reading Joan Didion’s essay “On Going Home” one may be reminded of a sense of home and family. In this essay Didion recreates the feeling one gets when one visits a place from the past or while reminiscing about fond memories. This memory is marked by the reflective thought about the ability to be able to pass this same sense on to another. Didion’s “On Going Home” is like a flood of warm memories leaving you with a single reflective thought. The way she uses description in this essay and the flow of events is very similar to the way that memories rush in when one returns to a familiar place from one’s past....   [tags: Family] 478 words
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My Use of Transformational Learning: Going Back to School - Transformational Learning consist of four stages which are, “recognizing a significant problem; confronting it intensely; finding a solution; and integrating a new prospective” (R-Model, 2010, p.115). When making any major life transition you will probably use transformational learning. You will first recognize that there is a problem or that there is something in your life that you would like to change. Second, you will need to confront the problem. You will need to do so with great intensity, so that you may find a solution....   [tags: Transformational Learning, Learning, education, ] 486 words
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Going the Speedlimit - Going the Speedlimit      There are many approaches that we humans use to weasel out of a speeding ticket. This is not an easy task, but it has been mastered by a select few. The very reasonable way of just not speeding is used quite often. The method of lying is frequently used. This is sometimes effective and usually safe. The flirtatious approach (which usually is used only by females) is tried numerous times on male officers. Finally, there is the method of "outrunning the cops". This method quite often ends in arrest....   [tags: Speeding Driving Tickets Essays] 505 words
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You are My Life - Dear Julie, It's fair to say that the past couple of weeks have been somber and gloomy for me. I have been living in the dark, as though a big black cloud has engulfed me. I have felt like there has been something missing from my heart, and although I wasn't sure what it was, I now realize it was the part I gave to you. Julie, you have been the missing part of my heart. Now, slowly, it's as though that piece is being put back into place and I'm starting to see a glimmer of light, just as though someone, somewhere has turned on a light and it's starting to flicker alive....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 510 words
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Going Back to School - In March of 2013 I was notified that I would be losing my job in 90 days due to our contract with the State not being renewed. As you can imagine the news brought on many fears for me and the five hundred other employees who were affected. At first I was in shock and remember driving home that evening questioning over and over again what had just happened. The next day when I returned to work, it was very somber in my office. People were walking around still in disbelief of the news. As the days progressed I needed to start making decisions about what I wanted to do next with my career....   [tags: job, wok, pay, career] 518 words
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Arnold Friend Symbolizes the Devil in Where are you Going, Where Have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates - ... Maybe he was hiding his devil horns. Also when he was standing Connie had mentioned that “He was standing in a strange way, leaning back against the car as if he were balancing himself” (Oates 317). This could be because his feet are not feet but hooves, like the devil would have. Secondly, Arnold Friend knows a lot of information about Connie, her friends and family. It is strange that he could just stare off into space and know exactly what someone else is doing at the very moment in time....   [tags: satan, barbeque, stalker]
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Arnold as the Devil in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Interpretation of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. The story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. by Joyce Carol Oates is about a fifteen year old girl named Connie who has a strange encounter with a man named Arnold Friend. I agree with Joyce M. Wegs' interpretation of the story, that Arnold is symbolic of Satan. Connie first encounters Arnold in a parking lot while she is out with her friends, but she does not yet know who he is. She notices him standing near his car, a gold colored convertible jalopy, staring at her....   [tags: American Literature] 520 words
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You Will Always be in My Heart - Dear Anthony, I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me. I don't think you realize how much you inspire me and I am so proud of the person you've become and are still becoming. I understand you've been through a lot and you haven't made the best choices, but I can see that you have grown. Truthfully, I've known from the first time I met you to now, that you were a strong person. You are so full of wisdom about life that when you speak I could stay there forever and listen to your open mind, for it is peaceful and inviting....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 523 words
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Violence in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story that is about a fifteen year old pretty teenager named Connie, who does not get along with her mother and is irritated by her sister. Her sister can do no wrong in her mother's eyes while she is constantly getting criticized. Connie enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spends a lot of time going out with her best friend and meeting boys. Until one day, a creepy guy, she had seen out one night shows up in her driveway when her family is out....   [tags: family, music, rape] 527 words
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Where are you going - Where are you going, Where have you been. It can be argued that there are many different degrees of rape, and that in this story Connie may or may not have been raped. Rape can only be decided on a case-to-case basis, because even the most ordinary cases are not all same. In my mind it is clear that Connie was raped, because there is nothing normal about her situation, mainly because it’s not every day that the devil comes knocking at your door. Arnold Friend had ways of manipulating Connie’s mind that an ordinary human wouldn’t have been able to....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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Summary of Where are you going where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates - Fallen Angel We all have been there. After a long days work, all we are thinking about is getting home. As you head towards your car, you notice the darkness around you and suddenly feel that you are not alone. Your pace increases and you begin to sweat mildly. If you could just get there, you’d be safe. Suddenly, you hear a noise and decide the best thing for you to do is ignore it. As you approach you car and unlock it, you sigh with relief that you’ve finally have made it. For many, our minds play tricks on us when we feel a moment of fear, however for others it may turn out to be their worst nightmare....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Analysis of Where are you Going, Where Have you Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - The things we do are what define ourselves. Desperate teenagers tend to make unreasonable decisions trying to fit into society. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” a story written by Joyce Carol Oates relates the story of a young girl that flaunts her beauty which ultimately leads to her abduction. Lost in a fantasy world, Connie, a self-absorbed 15-year-old girl, spends much of her time going out with her friends and meeting older boys. One night, she captures a stranger’s attention and he decides to do whatever it takes to take her with him....   [tags: Fantasy, Teenagers, Stranger]
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The Characterizaion of Connie in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - The characterization of Connie in the short story, “Where Are You Going. Where have you been?” affects the theme of who is to blame for the kidnapping by portraying Connie as a pretty girl to into herself, a puerile teenager that cannot decide who to be, and a reluctant girl that ignores her mother. This characterization makes Connie seem immature. When Arnold gets to see Connie, the ignorance and immaturity of Connie gives Arnold Friend the perfect opening to abduct Connie. Connie is a pretty girl to into her own attractiveness that eventually gets her into trouble with a guy named Arnold....   [tags: character and literary analysis] 606 words
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Picture of Teen Culture in Joyce Carol Oates' Short Story, Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? - In the short story “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?" the author Joyce Carol Oates paints a clear picture of teenage culture. Despite this story having been written more than forty years ago it still remains an accurate and relevant illustration of teenage culture today. Although the story may have been written many years ago, teenagers still continue to think and behave similarly, something that is clearly demonstrated in this story. First of all, in “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?" the main character Connie exhibits many examples of rebellion towards her parents throughout the entire story....   [tags: rebellion, attitude, abuse]
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You are My One and Only - Dear Jen, At the moment, I am sitting here thinking of you and everything that we have been through. I would say that I have no idea how we have made it this far, if I did not believe in there being one person that you are destined to be with, but I do. We have had our share of ups and downs, plus so much more. Things have happened to us that we can truly say no one else has had to go through, but regardless we made it through. When we first met I did not know how to trust anymore. The spirit of life had been taken from me, but somehow you helped me find it again....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 611 words
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates - Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates Is Arnold Friend the Devil in disguise in Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" If one were to look at the facts surrounding the actual event this story was based on, any assumption that "Friend" was anything but a man would be thrown out due to logic. However, if one were to look at the story alone, he could concede that Friend is indeed the Devil or at least the Devil's angel. First, there is the physical description of Arnold Friend....   [tags: Papers Joyce Oates Going Essays]
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The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Joyce Carol Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" All people experience changes in their life. Some of these changes are small such as the passing from one grade to another in school. Other changes are more intense, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates. ?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?. Oates goes into depth regarding the transition from being a carefree, innocent child to adulthood. In the short story ?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?....   [tags: Where Going Been Oats Joyce Essays Papers] 623 words
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Where are you Going, Where have you Been Analysis - The short story "Where are you going, where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates is full of symbolism that represents elements such as evil and loss of innocence. The symbolism is a crucial part of the story because it helps the reader to read between the lines and see beyond the obvious meanings of things. Some of the important symbols present in this story are Arnold's car, Arnold himself, and the doorway of Connie's family's house. One important symbol present in the story is Arnold's orange car....   [tags: joyce oates, evil, symbolism] 649 words
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Where Am I Going - A Career Essay - Career Prospectus Research Essay I love art and design. I plan to go to Baker to get a degree for Graphic Design. I’ve learned through research and my internship, that Graphic Design is what I want to do and what I enjoy doing. I love being able to be artistic and creative. Through research, I've learned what I want to do and my plan for how to get there. Who I Am. Graphic Design is my passion. Freshman year, I got an art award which inspired me to keep taking art classes and made me focus on careers that include art....   [tags: graphic design, bachelors, job] 669 words
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