Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is a frequently anthologized(將...收入編選) short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. The story first appeared in the Fall 1966 edition of Epoch Magazine. It was inspired by three Tucson, Arizona murders committed by Charles Schmid, which were profiled in Life magazine in an article written by Don Moser on March 4, 1966. Oates said that she dedicated the story to Bob Dylan because she had been inspired to write it after listening to his song "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue."
"The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a short story by D. H. Lawrence. It was first published in July 1926 in Harper's Bazaar and subsequently appeared in the first volume of Lawrence's collected short stories. It was made into a full-length film(長片) directed by Anthony Pelissier and starring John Howard Davies, Valerie Hobson and John Mills; the film was released in 1949 in the United Kingdom and 1950 in the United States.
institutionalize (v.) to send someone to live in an institution
institutionalized (a.) If someone becomes institutionalized, they gradually become less able to think and act independently, because they have lived for a long time under the rules of an institution:
"I watched my master’s face pass from amiability to sternness; he hoped I was not beginning to idle. I could not call my wandering thoughts together. I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which, now that it stood between me and my desire, seemed to me child’s play, ugly monotonous child’s play."
In Her Shoes is a 2005 film, adapted from the same name novel which is a bestseller in New York Times. It talks about a story related to sibilants and their long-lost grandmother. While they were growing, their told that their grandmother has passed away. But in reality, Maggie and Rose's grandmother is working at a nursing village. The struggles begin at Maggie’s rely on her sister. She can't do anything but has causal sex with those who treat her with money and alcohol. Rose was often bothered by her own sister, but she realized that she loves her and couldn't be apart of her. At one time, Maggie visited Rose again making her life in a mess. And she even had sex with Rose's boyfriend Jim. This time, Rose was fed up with the bothering and asked her to move out as well as get out of her personal life. However, while once Maggie visited her father's place, in the room did she find that her grandma is still alive and even sent birthday cards to both of them. In doing so, she decided to look for her grandmother. In the meanwhile, Jose quit her job and started to walk dogs as her route job. When she is walking the dogs, she felt lonely. She came up to realize that how important Maggie is. She later met Simon, who she disliked while together with Jim, and had a crush on him. They loved each other and made a decision to get married. She introduced Simon to all her relatives except for Maggie. She didn't know what would happen if Simon knew Maggie and even knew that she broke up with Maggie for she made love with her ex.
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845. It is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talkingraven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust ofPallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.