Joyce Carol Oates Essay

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  • 'Shopping' Joyce Carol Oates

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    Analysis A relationship between a mother and daughter may not be perfect at all times. There are many things that can make the job of being a mother tough and one of them is being a single mother. In the short story, “Shopping” by Joyce Carol Oates there is no exception to modern day hardships that come along the road of motherhood. The turbulence in Nola and Mrs. Dietrich relationship is shown during their shopping trip to the mall where Nola hardly speaks to her mother. Mrs. Dietrich refuses

  • The Abdduction By Joyce Carol Oates Analysis

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    The Abduction Joyce Carol Oates has captivated the imagination of the reader within her short story The Abduction. There are many components to making a story great as well, and in his Ted Talk “The Clues to a Great Story”, Andrew Stanton goes into detail about the dos and don’ts of story. Joyce Carol Oates uses several of the positive references from Stanton’s Ted Talk throughout her short story to grab the reader’s attention and envelope them into the story of a girl gone missing. As anyone

  • Joyce Carol Oates Smooth Talk

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    Compare and Contrast Essay Short stories don’t always translate well into full length movies, but this movie, “Smooth Talk,” by Joyce Chopra, is a wonderful work based on the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” by Joyce Carol Oates. The movie is very different from the original work, both have the same storyline, both talk about a teenage girl name Connie. When putting these two together, while similarity in many ways, but at the same time, they both have differences throughout the

  • Analysis Of Joyce Carol Oates ' Academy

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    Joyce Carol Oates grew up on a small farm, outside of the town Lockport, New York (“Joyce Carol Oates” Academy 1). She attended a small school that had one room in Lockport, and her family had been hit by the Great Depression while she was growing up (“Joyce Carol Oates” Academy 1). She first began writing when she was 14 because her grandmother gave her her first typewriter, which put her on her path to writing novels (“Joyce Carol Oates” Academy 1). After high school, Oates went to Syracuse University

  • Joyce Carol Oates Against Nature

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    is with a sense of “awakism” and encounter new experiences with an open mind. Though unfortunately, the common conception of nature is often narrow. Joyce Carol Oates is one nature writer with this narrow-minded conception of nature. In fact, Oates has an entire poem, “Against Nature”, dedicated to how much she despises it! In “Against Nature” Oates pushes her beliefs about nature being meaningless. She uses lines such as “It’s as impersonal, as coolly detached, as the Oversoul itself: a “wise man”

  • Analysis Of ' Valentine ' By Joyce Carol Oates

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    Joyce Carol Oates is one of the better writers of this decade; she has created masterpieces with her stories as well as her work overall throughout the years. In one of her short stories, Valentine, she creates a series of subtle hints to fairytales. Oates is known for alluding to different and all kinds of hints in her stories, but her subliminal references to fairytales have been one I have seen the most. Throughout the short story Valentine, Oates makes many nonchalant allusions to fairytales

  • Joyce Carol Oates Short Story Analysis

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    they cannot be honest about. In Joyce Carol Oates short story, this is exactly what Sunny does. The understanding and meaning of a free world between Sunny and Zachary display just how differently people view and relate the outside world to their life choices and responsibilities. A discussion could be brought on about this topic, or if teens view it as a free world too, and how they feel about their own responsibilities and choices, in this free world. Oates uses irony in her writing to point

  • Where Have You Gone By Joyce Carol Oates

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    Joyce Carol Oates “Where have you gone, Where have you been” demonstrates a dysfunctional relationship amongst a family towards a young lady, Connie, bringing about a dispute as to whether the “Where have you gone, where have you been?” includes biblical references and irony. Using prior knowledge one may conclude that the short story may sounds as if a person is searching for themselves on a journey unknown to take past experiences and learns to use them as a future reference in where to go next

  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Joyce Carol Oates

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    O’Connor and “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been,” by Joyce Carol Oates, the authors illustrate the attitudes that people possess toward death. O’Connor is considered to be motivated by religious appeal, whereas Oates writes to depict the temptation of death. Those that have no choice in their death see it as a punishment, while those that choose to die see it as a blessing. Through the use of symbolism, diction, and comparisons, O’Connor and Oates shed light on the differing perspectives of death.

  • Attempts to Connect in Joyce Carol Oates' Shopping Essay

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    Attempts to Connect in Shopping Although Shopping, written by Joyce Carol Oates, is fiction, the story portrays a relationship that represents many parents and children have in real life.  The child is growing up and wants to spread her wings.  However, the parent usually does not want to let go.  Arguments and the awkward silences are frequent. The seemingly useless attempts to connect with the son or daughter are also frequent.  Yet, what the child does not realize is that no matter how old

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