Writing style the style of where are you going, where have you been is somewhat journalistic in the sense that there are few excessive stylistic flourishes or cumbersome sentence structures but oates's spar. Why that joycecaroloates rant was so disappointing the aerogram publishers weekly joyce carol oates doesn t care what you think and why should she here s an excerpt from an interview with the paris review i ve never been able to where are you going where have you been edited by elaine showalter into the. Bellesiles 1 jeff bellesiles genest short stories 20 march 2009 where are you going, where have you been when talking about prolific writers in america since the 1960s, one name comes up in every discussion: joyce carol oates born to a rural working-class family in 1938, she grew up in the small town of millersport,. Group 6: joyce carol oates, “where are you going, where have you been” group 7: shirley jackson, “the lottery” group 8: tim o'brien, “the things they carried” you need to pick three stories that you are most interested in doing for the presentation and essay by february 19 once you make your selection, email. In mind because you often end up with a whole new perspective on your reading what follows is a summary of feminist criticism: a feminist critic sees cultural and economic disabilities in a patriarchal society that have between the sexes for example, where are you going, where have you been can be seen as.
Analysis joyce carol oates begins “where are you going, where have you been” with a reference to connie's vain habit of compulsively checking her because of his connection to music, at least one critic has suggested that arnold friend is in fact modeled off of bob dylan, to whom the story is. Ebooks the following selection of fscj online ebooks all offer a wealth of resources specific to your lit 2000 project note: you must be logged into the library through your connections account for these links to work properly. There are many similarities between the short stories “good country people” and “where are you going, where have you been”, most notably their characters both stories contain a female protagonist, and a male antagonist, whose confrontations start out relatively normal, and progress to more and more. A very widely known short story where are you going where have you been by joyce carol oates, is one of the best representations more powerful, unconscious motives this paper explores psychological and unconscious motives behind women's self-destructive traits and their results in the story.
No critic has yet questioned joyce wegs' assertion that “arnold is clearly a symbolic satan”1 marie urbanski going, where have you been' in critical essays onjo-yce carol oates, ed exploration inward in joyce carol oates' ' where are you going, where have you been' literature and psychology, 30 ( 19%). 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 connie's problems with her family, social life, and the people.
Reader response essay - joyce carol oates's where are you going, where have you been as i began reading “where are you going, where have you been ” by joyce carol oates i found myself relating the experiences of connie, the girl in the story, to my own personal experiences she spoke of going to a friend's. Cl: how has your work as a critic informed you as a reader and as a writer do you read criticism of your own books jco: there is generally a distinction between reviewing and criticism reviews are often short, critical essays tend to be longer i have been reading, thinking about reading, writing and.
Oates subtly develops this theme, depicting arnold friend as a manipulative older man who has targeted connie for her youth and beauty connie's ( comprehensive guide to short stories, critical edition) our 30,000+ summaries will help you comprehend your required reading to ace every test, quiz, and essay help. In joyce carol oates' where are you going, where have you been in “ connie's tambourine man”, a critical essay on the story, the authors write about arnold friend: “there are indeed diabolical shades to arnold just as blake and shelley could see milton's satan a positive, attractive symbol of the poet, the religious.