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"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
A review of the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
# 132337 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (American)


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This paper provides a review of the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates. The paper explains that a story about a teenage girl is told in a way that leads the reader to a sense of horror about what happens to the girl, though what happens is also seen as both inevitable and as deriving from her own actions. Oates achieves this by the way she uses language to foreshadow what is to come without overtly saying what will happen, maintaining suspense while also suggesting the tragedy before it happens.

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"In the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?," Joyce Carol Oates tells a story about a teenage girl in a way that leads the reader to a sense of horror about what happens to the girl, though what happens is also seen as both inevitable and as deriving from her own actions. Oates achieves this by the way she uses language to foreshadow what is to come without overtly saying what will happen, maintaining suspense while also suggesting the tragedy before it happens. Oates first develops a sense of inevitability in the story of a young girl placed in an untenable position by a situation and a reality that is not that uncommon. From the first, this is a teenaged girl who is part of a ..."

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"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" (2007, December 01) Retrieved July 08, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-132337/

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""Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"" 01 December 2007. Web. 08 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-132337/>

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