An adaptation of a short story by joyce carol oates a student short film starring: luke brett as arnold friend cameron stephens as ellie emily thomas as mom. In a recent essay joyce m wegs brilliantly establishes the satanic identity of the sinister arnold friend, young connie’s abductor and probable rapist-murderer in joyce carol oates’s widely anthologized short story “where are you going, where have you been” on another level, the psychological level, she points out that arnold is. Although this could be how connie is interpreting his character from time to time, it has significance as to why joyce carol oates included these voice changes in the story this is to add the mystical lure to arnold friend. - an analysis of joyce carol oates’ where are you going, where have you been joyce carol oates is one of the most productive writers of our time between 1971-95, oates published twenty-five novels, eighteen short story compilations, three collections of novellas, five volumes of poetry, six editions of plays, eight books of essays, and. 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 reflection in mirrors arnold friend is a short man with wild black hair and a love of song in this interpretation arnold friend is a musical messiah whose songs seduce children away from.
Arnold is no friend to connie, the 15 year old protagonist of the story in the dictionary, a demon's characteristics include being short, ugly, and having horns on top of the head. Where are you going, where have you been is an intriguing short story written by joyce carol oates, it was her second major published story, and probably her most well-known the story is centered on a 15 year old girl named connie. As he chronologically follows “where are you going, where have you been”, he continuously shows updates on connie’s breathing and uses joyce carol oates’s wordplay to connect her to her selfishness. Arnold friend back next character analysis signs that a guy might be trouble: the first words out of his mouth are gonna get you, baby he stuffs his boots so that he looks taller, even though it makes him walk like a drunken pirate.
In joyce carol oates’ “where are you going, where have you been” critics argue whether the character of arnold friend, clearly the story’s antagonist, represents satan in the story indeed, arnold friend is an allegorical devil figure for the main reason that he tempts connie, the. A long post, but i hope you'll bear with me this story freaked me out in fact, i'm reminded of the first line vincent bugliosi wrote in his book helter-skelter, but i think it's a fitting description for joyce carol oates' short story as well: the story in which you are about to read will scare the hell out of you. Joyce carol oates' short story where are you going where have you been 'runneth over' with biblical allusion and symbolism the symbols of arnold friend, his disguise, and the music that runs through the story contribute to an overall feeling of devilishness, deception, and unease. Joyce carol oates draws heavily on mythology in order to build the core of her story comparing connie to the mythical persephone helps the reader to understand her place, her actions and who arnold friend really seems to be. Connie rides home from the mall sleepy and pleased (823) because she has sated her appetite for cheap diversion for another night ^ marie mitchell olesen urbanski also treats the story as an allegory in existential allegory: joyce carol oates's 'where are you going not psychosexual allegory.
In comparing and contrasting flannery o’connor’s “a good man is hard to find”(1955) and joyce carol oates’s “where are you going, where have you been”(1966) the reader can find many similarities and differences between the misfit in “a good man is hard to find” and arnold friend in. 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 she was fifteen and she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or the father of connie's best girl friend drove the girls the three miles to town. The short story “where are you going, where have you been” by joyce carol oates is replete with literary elements that could be evaluated in greater depth and detail one would hereby present a more intensive analysis of the characters in the story, as well as an assessment of their exhibited behavior. Where are you going, where have you been oates has called this story a realistic allegory what are the allegorical elements in the story this whole story is an allegory for temptation by the devil connie is vain, and the devil targets vain people she is attracted to his darkness at first, but. Discusses the realistic mode used by joyce carol oates in the short story 'where are you going, where have you been' oates' modeling of her story on charles schmid's murder of alleen rowe in the fall of 1965 oates' characterization of arnold friend consistent naturalism of the story so-called symbols of arnold friend as supernatural demon.
Where are you going, where have you been, written by joyce carol oates, there is a clear interpretation of evil in arnold friend and how he pulled connie into a dark world of sex and emotion oates extracts scenes of real life and adds them into her story. Joyce carol oates: where are you going, where have you been page 1 of 11 back to the main where are you going, where have you been page joyce carol oates: where are you going, where have you been page 2 of 11 ha, very tummy, bet highpitched and nervous anywhere else, like the jingling of the charms on her. The concept of duality in joyce carol oates’s “where are you going, where have you been” joyce carol oates’s short story “where are you going, where have you been”, first published in 1966, has often been read as a ‘story of initiation. 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 it was inspired by three tucson, arizona murders committed by charles schmid, which were profiled in life magazine in an article written by don moser on march 4, 1966.
This is a film adaptation for mr hart's english class 2012 it is based on the short story by joyce carol oats called where are you going, where have you been. 3 though such questions may never be answered satisfactorily, following oates’s cue by interpreting “where are you going, where have you been” in relation to the death and the maiden motif may provide insight into the story like the caller in emily dickinson’s “because i could not stop for death,”1 which may itself owe something to the death and the maiden tradition, arnold friend. Arnold friend portrays the devil in many ways in the story, where are you going, where have you been by: joyce carol oates arnold friend is the devil, he went to connie’s house and tries to get her to go for a ride with him and his friend elli oscar so, he can rape and kill her. Joyce carol oates, the author of “where are you going, where have you been”, applied symbolism to display how distant connie, the main character, is from god/ her father this story illustrates a girl’s struggle to be noticed by others, which led her to her own destiny.