“overview: ‘where are you going, where have you been'” literature and its times : profiles of 300 notable literary works and the historical events that influenced them vol 4: world war ii to the affluent fifties (1940-1950s. Also, if you buy into the theory that the encounter with arnold friend was a dream, then the dream could have been a warning to her regarding her behavior if she continues to seduce boys, she'll end up with one that she doesn't want and can't get rid of. Presents a stylistic analysis of joyce carol oates' 'where are you going, where have you been,' a story of seduction and where spatial limitations are of crucial concern plot and characters of the story impact of the work on readers. Oates’s masterful mixing of literal and figurative, psychological and allegorical levels makes “where are you going, where have you been” a powerful and fascinating story. Where are you going where have you been setting this story was first published by the literary journal epoch in 1966 and was included in oates’s 1970 short story collection, the wheel of love.
In this fascinating collection of critical essays, joyce carol oates' famous short story where are you going, where have you been, is discussed, argued and analyzed if you've not read it, i highly recommend you do. The story was the basis for the movie smooth talk, which became the subject of much feminist debate this casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of oates's life, and authoritative text of where are you going, where have you been. Not a bit of evidence turns up in “where are you going” to help readers identify whether the story occurs in, say, june of 1959, august of 1965, or for that matter any other summer month-year combination. The tendency among where are you groing, where have you been commentators is to equate arnold friend with the devil himself and to mysticize the story into a dream allegory this interpretation may have been largely inspired by the author's remark that arnold friend is a fantastic figure: he.
Oates, where are you going, where have you been where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates (1966) for bob dylan her name was connie she was fifteen and she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or sometimes they did go shopping or to a movie, but sometimes they went across the. Connie tells arnold he should leave, but he insists on taking her for a ride she recognizes his voice as the voice of a man on the radio she tells him again to leave and again grows dizzy with fear as he starts telling her what her parents are doing at that precise moment at their barbeque. Get this from a library where are you going, where have you been : selected early stories [joyce carol oates] -- the sixties and seventies witnessed the emergence of joyce carol oates as one of america's foremost writers of the short story in 1962, 'the fine white mist of winter, ' composed when the author was. Where are you going, where have you been is a daunting tale that explains the difficult path of travelling along the aching transitions of life the author joyce carol oates confessed being influenced by the weird story of a serial killing that made a deep impression on her so that she wrote this story that portrays the difficult moral choices in the path of adolescent boys and girls.
I have been reading one special story and would like to share my thoughts on it with you “where are you going, where have you been” is written by joyce carol oates and depicts life of the 15-year-old girl, connie, who is totally absorbed in herself. It became “where are you going, where have you been” written at a time when the author was intrigued by the music of bob dylan, particularly the hauntingly elegiac song “it’s all over now, baby blue,” it was dedicated to bob dylan. In where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates we have the theme of conflict, independence and control written in 1966 and narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator, most critics would agree that the story is based on the crimes committed by charles schmidwhat is also interesting about the story is the title.
[arnold friend] now, what you're going to do is this: you're going to come out that door you're going to sit up front with me and ellie's going to sit in the back, the hell with ellie, right this isn't ellie's date. “where are you going, where have you been,” a story written by joyce carol oates relates the story of a young girl that flaunts her beauty which ultimately leads to her abduction lost in a fantasy world, connie, a self-absorbed 15-year-old girl, spends much of her time going out with her friends and meeting older boys. Where are you going, where have you been is a frequently anthologized 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.
When we’re first introduced to connie, the main character in joyce carol oates’s short story, “where are you going, where have you been” we learn that she is somewhat full of herself because of her good looks. Anyone who doubts a short story’s capacity to pack a powerful punch hasn’t yet read the much anthologised and analysed short story by joyce carol oates ‘where are you going, where have you been’ set in the mid-1960s, it is a tale that can be read as a crime story, an allegory, a snapshot. Arnold friend for the short story where are you going, where have you been is first introduced in the story as boy with shaggy black hair, driving a convertible car, giving connie a grin, waiving his finger at her and saying gonna get you, baby.