A short story by joyce carol oates called where are you going, where have you been reflects the writer's point of view of the way society looked to women in the sixties the story takes place in the 1960's when almost everything reached a turning point at that time. 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. Joyce carol oates, the nature of short fiction or, the nature of my short fiction, in frank a dickson and sandra smythe, handbook of short story writing (writers digest: cincinnati), xiv 15 interview with elaine showalter. - in her short story where are you going, where have you been, joyce carol oates presents us with a well known maxim: children cannot wait to get older tired of her boring and powerless childhood, connie, the main character, searches for cheap thrills she likens to adulthood. I read coulthard's article about this story being pure realism that didn't set well with me many see arnold friend as symbolic of something, whether it be satan, christ, or a mythological greek.
The price is a little bit much for this short story that you can find online, but otherwise still a really compelling coming-of-age story what this book offers, however, is just a couple of papers of critique on the book and what oates meant by some of the events in the book. An analysis of connie's suicide in joyce carol oates's short story where are you going, where have you been. 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.
The minor characters that had an impact on connie in where are you going, where have you been, a short story by joyce carol oates. The short story entitled where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates touched off a heated discussion when it was published in 1966 critics have applied various literary theories and approaches to this fascinating and perplexing story. Where have you been joyce carol oates' story is about a young girl, at the edge of adulthood just like any teenager she sneaks around, going to a drive-in restaurant to meet boys rather than to the movies like she told her family. Where have you been' at celestial timepiece, the joyce carol oates pages of the university of san francisco joyce carol oates is is a novelist, critic, playwright, poet, and a recipient of the national book award and the pen/malamud award for excellence in short fiction. The music was always in the background, the narrator tells us, like music in a church service, it was something to depend upon (6) music is everywhere in this story, blaring out of radios in most of the story is told from connie's point of view we learn, feel, and get confused about things.
Joyce carol oates: where are you going, where have you been page 1 of 11 gonna get you, baby, and connie turned away her parents and sister were going to a. 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.
Where are you going, where have you been joyce carol oates (full a good man is hard to find, by flannery o'connor (analysis & interpretation greasy lake- short story response. 1 the opening line of joyce carol oates's frequently anthologized 1966 masterpiece of short fiction where are you going, where have you been immediately draws the reader into the past: her name was connie (25. The ending kind of creeps up on youin much the same way that arnold gradually and insistently convinces connie to join him in his car where are you going, where have you been,starts off in a psychologically realistic mode as it registers every nuance in connie's sensibility but as connie. Joyce carol oates' short story where are you going, where have you been is a frequently anthologized story that has stirred controversy since its publication in this disturbing story, based on.
It is perhaps an understatement to say that the character connie in joyce carol oates's short story where are you going, where have you been has a lot of issues oates has provided the perfect character to undergo a healthy dose of psychoanalytic criticism. Joyce carol oates's 'where are you going, where have you been' arnold friend as devil, dylan, and levite publications of the mississippi philological association.