Kevin Elkins Have you ever bee hypnotized? Most might say no but believe it or not we as citizens are being hypnotized every day and we don’t even realize it. In this article, Novak gives examples and explanations on how television shapes our society. I highly agree with Novak in this article because television has so much variety now and there’s almost nothing that’s not on television these days. Violent and sexual shows set bad examples for our society, biased shows promote lies about political events, and I personally believe that the government controls what is shown to the public. Keep in mind that all of these shows and networks are mainly watched by young people, even children. Over the years it becomes normal to us, but this is no more than hypnotism over the years. The violent and sexual shows of today damage our society more than we realize. Our young people of today feel as if they have to do exactly what they see their “role models” do on television. In recent years reality television has become more popular than ever. A great percentage of these shows contain massive amounts of violence and sexual behavior that do nothing but negatively influence our society. VH1, one of the many reality networks has been targeted on many occasions for allowing these shows to actually go on air. In my opinion, they’re too easily accessed by our upcoming generation. Another major issue I have with the hypnotism going on through television is the negative effect it has had and is still having when it comes to politics. In today’s society, as long as you have the funds you can put whatever you’d like on the air. While tuning into some of my favorite shows, the anti-Obama or Romney commercials often come on that aren’t approved my either candidate. So many false rumors and flat lies are spread this way and do nothing but cause more confusion. It’s often difficult to decipher what has some truth to it and what’s a complete lie. To a certain extent, I believe that the government controls what is viewed by the public. There are so many secrets and unanswered…
is “cooler”. In the short story “Where are you going, Where have you been”, a fifteen year old girl named Connie, is in this transition, when she suddenly finds herself in a horrific situation, where she realizes maybe she isn’t as old as she thought she wanted to be.
When Connie was out one night with her friends, she noticed an attractive guy in a gold convertible and they happened to make long eye contact as he mouthed the words, “Gonna get you, baby”, to her. By the way Connie dressed outside…
during the 1960’s. These include television, literature, and music. In the beginning of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Connie is the typical 60’s girl. She has defiant, rebellious side that captures the Feminist movement perfectly. Near the end of the story, Connie does something entirely unexpected according to society. She gives in to Arnold Friend’s commands. This would not have happened during the Feminist movement of the 1960’s.
It is hard to put a definition on Feminism because…
Where are you going, where have you been? Connie and Arnold
The main character of Where are you going, where have you been by Joyce Carol Oates is Connie, an average everyday teenage girl who is seeking to find herself. Connie’s behavior is relatable to many teenage girls. She doesn’t get along with her mother and is annoyed by her sister; she enjoys movies, music, and flirting with boys. When she is away from her home and family, she develops into a social light and beams her sexuality. When at…
In the short story by Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” the traumatic tale of a young girl preyed on by older men is told. The story begins with a beautiful teen constantly being torn down by her parents. She seeks attention and acceptance from boys around town causing her let her guard around men; which later becomes problem. Two unfamiliar men arrive at her house when her family leaves. Instead of keeping the door shut or calling the police, she opens the door and begins…
Short Essay: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
In this great story “Where are you going, where have you been” written by Joyce Carol Oates, is a real treat to a classic drama. There are several characters, but the two major ones are Connie and Arnold, also known as “Arnold Friend”. A fictional story but the plots are close as anyone can get to a real life scenario. Every scene plays out well, but quite few mysteries left readers puzzled. Connie thought she knew who she was, until Arnold’s…
Professor Krista Ferguson
08 May 2013
Where are you going, Where have you been?
. Each decade is remembered for something, the sixties was the age of young people, and almost 70 million people out of 177 million populations were young. Fashion was predominant in young people. The music industry started flourishing; the industry had several popular singers such as Elvis and Bob Dylan. It also had several popular bands like Beach Boys and…
A Place I Enjoy Visiting
Have you ever been to a tropical island? I have. My favorite island is Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is filled with great resorts. It is located in the Caribbean Sea next to Haiti. The Dominican Republic is also a well know celebrity hangout. The place I enjoying visiting is Dominican Republic because it has beautiful beaches, awesome places to visit and excellent restaurants.
The Dominican Republic has beautiful beaches. The water is a sharp aqua blue color…
Addiction Treatment Clinic
November 23, 2014
The human service organization I have been appointed the director of is an addiction treatment clinic. My clientele will be drug addicts seeking drug treatment and family members with loved ones who are battling addiction. My organization will provide many services that include one on one counseling, withdrawal treatment, group counseling sessions, life skills programs, and case management. One on one counseling…
Prof. Nicole Brown
17 September 2013
I don't know where i am going
When reading the short story, “Where are you going, where have you been?” I
stumbled upon a very important theme that is found within. Connie who is the main
character, is fifteen years old and is caught up in fantasy versus reality. As humans we
are exceptional at creating imagination. When we fantasize about something, it's
something that is very unlikely to come true.Fantasy is the distortion of reality…
Professor Ben Mayo
English Comp II
30 April 2011
Analysis of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates
In 1966, Joyce Carol Oates published her short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”. Oates was inspired to write this story after reading about a serial killer that was referred to as “The Pied Piper of Tucson”. Oates was disturbed by the number of teenagers that this killer was able to persuade to help him and keep his secrets…