Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Analytical Essay by holly

Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
Critical analysis of contrasting literary elements in Joyce Carol Oates "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?."
# 1698 | 1,000 words | 1 source | 2000 | US
Published on Aug 28, 2001 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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"In literature, a coming of age story deals with the growth and change of a young person into an adult. Most coming of age stories show the events that guide the young person into acceptance of adulthood, but others, like Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" use unusual literary techniques to communicate the theme to the reader. "Where Are You Going?" is unique because it contains literary elements that create a dichotomy between adulthood and adolescence, and between the protagonist's fantasies and the reality of Arnold Friend. Oates uses contrasting characters and images to show the reader the conflicts of Connie, the teenage protagonist of the story, and her sudden entry into the adult world. An analysis of "Where Are You Going?" reveals the conflicting literary elements Oates uses to convey her theme."

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