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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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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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You Are What You Wear - ... Body The cult of luxury brand (Radha Chadha & ‎Paul Husband, 2006) outlines the trickle down theory of fashion by Georg Simmel in 1904. “In his view, styles and status symbols emerged from the upper classes and then trickled down to the masses, who imitated them in an attempt to climb up the social ladder. In the meantime the élite kept a close eye on the classes below, and promptly moved on to newer styles once the earlier ones became too common.” (Trickle down theory of fashion, Georg Simmel, 1904) Due to his point, it could be defined the “style” is the higher class trying to be unlike his fellow men, and the “popular taste” is the lower class trying to be like the same as the high...   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis] 450 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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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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You ARE Your Credit Score - ... IT MATTERS BECAUSE Let’s get back to your credit score, which is everything. You want to get a nice job. They’ll probably check your credit score. You want to buy that black Jag for your 30th birthday. Then you better have kept up with the mortgage, because shirkers don’t drive Jaguars. If you’re happy with your 99 Forester, great, but if you’re hoping to move beyond Compact Disc technology, keep up your game. ONE WAY TO SAVE YOURSELF Sometimes running behind on the bills is unavoidable. For most of us, there’s never enough time or money, especially around the first of the month....   [tags: bills, Harp, mortgage payment] 525 words
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A Devilish Predator in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Arnold Friend - ... When you see the name, “Arnold Friend” and take the R out you will get “An old friend” or if you take both R’s out you will get “An Old Fiend” that is referring to the devil. He keeps talking to Connie trying to lure her into the vehicle stating everything will be ok and her family will not be home anytime soon because he knows exactly what they are doing at the exact moment. The text also says Arnold stands up in his boots and wobbles as if his boots were stuffed to make him taller and not all the way in....   [tags: symbolism, car, sunglasses]
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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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How do You Determine Asking Price when You Sell a Website? - How do You Determine Asking Price when You Sell a Website. Reprinted with permission of VotanWeb.com When you have finally made the difficult decision to sell your website the first thing that needs to be established is the asking price. Setting the asking price is not an arbitrarily process. If a website is priced well below where it should be, two things will most likely happen: First, you will not sell the business for the profit you should and you and or your co-owners/shareholders have been poorly served at best....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites] 536 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 - ... This makes Arnold become forceful and he threatens to harm her family if she calls the police. At the end, Connie does everything Arnold says and fall into his malice hands. I believe that the main character in this story, Connie, plays a big role in what ultimately happens to her because of the way she acts; the decisions she makes, and the things she dreams about. Connie plays a big role in everything Arnold does to her because of the way that she acts, talks and dresses. The narrator clearly describes Connie when she says, “Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home” (452)....   [tags: Fantasy, Teenagers, Stranger]
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Do You Think? - Do You Think. Do you think. When was the last time you really sat down and thought about something. Was it a few minutes ago or a few months ago. Our society is so reliant on someone else thinking for them that we have become a co-dependent culture. Did you watch the news today. Was some guy on a killing spree. A serial killer. Did you ever wonder if they felt any mercy for the person as they killed them, each one of them. Or maybe they were merciless and they felt nothing. Or maybe, just maybe, they are a figment of your imagination....   [tags: Creative Writing Thinking Philosophy Essays] 575 words
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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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Gap Year vs Going Straight to College - ... It gives them valuable experience; this gives them an edge in their resume over others. In addition, gap year helps build your character. Many students that have taken gap years are mature and understanding. They learn to be responsible. People that take a gap year learn to be independent and nourish themselves. They know what they want to achieve when getting into college. This helps them save money in the long run. Also, this allows them to be motivated and eager for their achievement in their career or their life....   [tags: independent, resume, experiences, travel] 607 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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Character Analysis of Arnold Friend in Oates´ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - ... Even his boots do not fit him quite right as mentioned, “One of his boots was at a strange angle as if his foot wasn’t in it” (445), which could be in indication that perhaps he has hooves which is a common feature of demons and the devil. Everything about this man seems very off putting, which starts to frighten Connie. Perhaps this is why he brings Ellie along to sort of ease her. A well noted point mentioned by a high school teacher states, “Maybe he’s there because he is creepy, and Friend can use that creepiness to his advantage as if to say, “You don’t want to get him mad....   [tags: death, devil, kidnap, rape, message]
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Adolescent Desires in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - ... When Connie first opens her front door to the familiar stranger it seems innocent; a man pursuing his crush. After a few minutes of chatting Connie realizes that the stranger, named Arnold Friend, is much older than her. Arnold use the fact that she is young to manipulate her, and he “insinuates himself into her thinking, attempting to persuade her that he's her "lover.”. He is trying to be charming and friendly but it was all a sham. He quickly turns violent when he can't get Connie to join him....   [tags: short story, american girls] 616 words
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Why You Should Not Workout Everyday - ... However, when you are done the workout all you feel like doing is resting since you feel physically drained. By working out too much, you really don’t have motivation to do anything else because you are still tired from the day before and training every day without taking a day off can also disrupt your daily routine because one or more of your muscle groups will still be extremely sore or even in pain. For example, other activities like hanging out with friends or going out for dinner can be rather challenging since your muscles are still very sore and all you want to do is stay home and relax because you have zero motivation to get ready or dressed....   [tags: fatigue, lose weight, tone] 621 words
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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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