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  • Refutation Of A Literary Review On Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - 859 words
    Refutation Of A Literary Review On Joyce Carol Oate's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Refutation Marie Mitchell Olesen Urbanski reflects on the parallels between a literary work and biblical suggestions in her essay Existential Allegory: Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? (Studies in Short Fiction, 1978.) In her criticism, she compares the story of Connies passive submission to Arnold Friend with the seduction of Eve by the Devil in the biblical myth. She uses Oates descriptions of Arnold friend to prove that he is the devil and that Connie is an innocent victim. Urbanski does a convincing job of comparing the story of Connie and Arnold to the story of Eve ...
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  • Silkie Sees Joan - 672 words
    Silkie Sees Joan The story "Silkie" by Joyce Carol Oates is a story that is set for today. It is the typical story of a female having unprotected sex with a male. The male then wants no part of this child, and sends the female off to send for herself. Usually the female must raise the child herself. This is not true in Silkie's case. She winds up living happily with the man of her dreams. Silkie realizes that she will have a place to live and a husband to take care of her child. When she comes home after talking with Nathan she tells her mother that, "it's all settled." Another reason why "Silkie" is a happy story is because Joan finally realizes that she can no longer be Silkie. She can not ...
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  • Stalking By Joyce Carol - 925 words
    Stalking By Joyce Carol We have read or heard many stories throughout our lives. We know that stories can vary in purpose: They can either teach a moral lesson or entertain. Some stories interest us; others do not. In order for a story to be interesting, it must be told in a way that does not bore or confuse the reader. This story must have elements that attenuate to a central purpose. These elements (setting, character, plot, point of view, symbol, theme, etc.) forge the thoughts and ideas of the author. Joyce Carol Oates Stalking tells the tale of a young girl growing up in modern suburbia. Stalking is a critical review of modern American society and shows the detrimental effects that it c ...
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  • The Night Nurse - 837 words
    The Night Nurse An Unforgettable Night After reading Joyce Carol Oates story, " The Night Nurse," revenge is what is found. This story starts off by a woman by the name of Grace Burkhardt, collapsing at a shopping mall because of a reason that was unknown at the time. She is taken in an ambulance to a hospital where she undergoes an emergency surgery for a blood clot that is in her leg that could have traveled to her heart. Grace's stay in the hospital that night was not how she expected. The worst pain a person can indure, is the one who is left out. In the beginning of the story Grace explains herself as being laid back. "I am behaving well, look how calm and civilized" (654). Grace never ...
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  • The Ransom Of Red Chief - 988 words
    The Ransom of Red Chief by Laura Galindez It looked like a good thing, but wait until I tell you. This is how the ironic story of The Ransom of Red Chief begins. It is the story of two moronic kidnappers and one holy terror of a child. This story will make baby-sitters everywhere cringe and potential kidnappers think twice. Our story, narrated by Sam, one of the kidnappers, begins when Bill and Sam deiced that a good get-rich-quick scheme would be to kidnap and hold a kid for ransom. Doesnt sound too far-fetched, but what a child for these two poor guys to choose. Finally settling on Ebenzer Dorset, the most prominent of a small town community, they catch his son, Johnny Dorset. They whisk J ...
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  • Where Are You Going - 798 words
    Where Are You Going The persona of a psychopath appears to be much like any human. In many cases, one would not be able to "pick them out of a crowd". Their minds, however, differ greatly from most. A psychopath is extremely smart and methodical in thinking and most often is very meticulous in the way in which he/she acts. While many people are not thinking beyond the norm, a psychopath thinks about every breath, step, and word 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 tactic all create the perfect portrayal of a truly derange ...
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  • Worn Path By Eudora Welty - 1,910 words
    Worn Path By Eudora Welty In A Worn Path Eudora Weltys plot is not all that clear in the beginning of her short story, but progresses as her character carries on against all of the overwhelming forces against her. In this short story a black elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, must overcome the odds against her as she valiantly travels through many obstacles in order to contribute to the wellness of her grandson, for whom she is making this trip down a worn path. It is at this point that all of Weltys readers hearts open up to this poor, elderly woman as she makes an attempt to carry on her love for her grandson by taking a long journey down a familiar path in order to get medication that seems ...
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