I found that this related very closely with my own experiences of being fifteen years old because it was always someone else’s parents driving my friends and I to the movies or to the mall....
[tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been] - The Devil in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Some of these changes are small, like moving from one school semester to the next.
Other times these changes are major, like the transition between youth and adulthood.
They are symbols that represent the devil or devil like attributes in people and the uncertainties of human nature....
[tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Goodman] - An unstable home filled with broken relationships is like a shattered glass it can never be the same again because the damage is already done.
The narrator implies that Arnold Friend is Satan by giving certain clues that the reader can easily deduce.
The name that Oates gives to the character is one hint to the reader: “Connie looked away from Friend's smile to the car, which was painted so bright it almost hurt her eyes to look at it.... ] - Transition in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Each of us experiences transitions in our lives.
" by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
" is about a young girl's struggle to escape reality while defying authority and portraying herself as a beauty queen; ultimately, she is forced back to reality when confronted by a man who symbolizes her demise.