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Remember to include MLA in-text references for all quotations, paraphrases and summaries. Remember: this is a formal essay and the standard of writing should reflect that. As such, avoid second person (“you”) and try to stick to third person as much as possible.
Discuss and Analyze issues of Power and Powerlessness as they relate to “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
Create a logically-structured, well-argued essay in which you provide evidence from “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” You do need to include MLA in-text references.
In your answer you may wish to consider the following:
The roles of men and women in the story; the way women are viewed in the story; is the world of the story a safe place for a women’s sexuality?; issues of freedom, confinement, and access to control; to what extent can the story be interpreted as having explicitly feminist concerns?; to what extent do fairy tale motifs impact issues of power; what do symbols such as the house and the cars suggest about power?; what role does music play?
My thinking : 5 paragraphs , essay name is Lost soul
Paragraph 1 theme: Connie’s boring daily life. Her inner emptiness, only music can save her. To be an adolescent girl, Arnold Friend used his rhetoric to seduce Connie ,and Connie lost herself.
Paragraph2 theme: the house is a jail. Connie’s family doesn’t agree with her. Connie’s sister and mother’s values are different with Connie. Her family do not teach her correctly.
Paragraph3 theme: the music is a safe house. music in Connie’s life is import. Explain why and how (use the articles)
Paragraph4 theme: the cars means unknown’s future, danger and mystical. Arnold Friend used his rhetoric to seduce Connie, and Connie think for a long time, finally she opened the door. Explain how Arnold seduce Connie and why Connie lost finally.(force on Connie’s mind and Arnold’s activity and rhetoric.)
Paragraph5 theme: conclusion about the article “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
You are required to refer to 2 secondary materials from “a worn path” by Eudora welty , “does season” by david Michael Kaplan, and “the briefcase” by Rebecca makkai , and “rainbow” by Robert huff.
2 of these must be the critical essays, these are: Gretchen Schulz and R.J.R Rockwood’s “In Fairyland, without a Map”; and Mike Tierce and John Michael Crafton’ s “Connie’s Tambourine Man.”
Remember: you do not have to agree with the critics’ interpretations. In addition, feel free to include brief relevant references to the adaption Smooth Talk if you feel such a comparison is useful. Do not refer to Smooth Talk if it does not help your discussion. The main focus of your essay is Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
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