"Where Are You Going, Where Have You been?"
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This paper compares Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" with the film based on it called "Smooth Talk," directed by Joyce Chopra. The essay maintains the film is faithful to the tone and tenor of the story and its characters, while also revealing two characters brought more fully to life in the film version.
From the Paper:"Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going Where Have You Been" recounts the sexual awakening of a farm girl who ultimately sacrifices her own well-being to leave with a stranger, Arnold Friend, so he won't harm her family. Oates tells us of Connie; she is torn between two identities. Everything about her has two sides to it; one for home and one for anywhere that was not home. Frustrated by her mother who prefers her dull older sister,..."
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