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  • Physical Description Of Arnold Friend
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    The Devil's Advocate Is Arnold Friend the Devil in disguise in Joyce Carol Oates's hort story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" If one were to look at the facts surrounding the actual event this story was based on, any assumption that "Friend" was anything but a man would be thrown out due to logic. However, if one were to look at the story alone, he could concede that Friend is indeed the Devil or at least the Devil's angel. First, there is the physical description of Arnold Friend. Hi...
  • Fear Effect Of Friend On Connie
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    Reasons for Arnold Friend being the Devil In Where are you going, Where have you been the devil is masquerading as Arnold Friend, or that he is at least one of the devil's messengers. All the evidence during the corse of the story helps to support this fact. One could see with all of the supernatural things that Friend did, such as predict where and where Connie's entire family was and what they were doing, proved that he was at least one of the Devil's evil little pranksters: He ain t coming. H...
  • Arnold Friend
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    Friend or Foe Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, is one of the many short stories written by Mrs. Joyce Carol Oates that has become highly recognized. It was inspired by a magazine story about a serial killer. It quickly it became very popular and was even the basis for the 1985 hit movie, Smooth Talk. Like many other short stories and novels written by Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been is a story that is consumed by evil, the theme. In the story evil is projecte...
  • Oates Descriptions Of Arnold Friend
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    Refutation Of A Literary Review On "Joyce Carol Oate's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" Refutation Marie Mitchell Olesen Urbanski reflects on the parallels between a literary work and biblical suggestions in her essay Existential Allegory: Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going Where Have You Been (Studies in Short Fiction, 1978.) In her criticism, she compares the story of Connies passive submission to Arnold Friend with the seduction of Eve by the Devil in the biblical myth. She uses O...
  • Character Of Arnold Friend
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    Oates' 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' : Arnold Fiend 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 protagonist, into riding off with him in his car. Oates characterizes Arnold Friend at first glance as "a boy with shaggy, black hair, in a convertible...
  • Arnold's Emotional And Spiritual Control Over Connie
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    Where are you going, Where have you been. It can be argued that there are many different degrees of rape, and that in this story Connie may or may not have been raped. Rape can only be decided on a case-to-case basis, because even the most ordinary cases are not all same. In my mind it is clear that Connie was raped, because there is nothing normal about her situation, mainly because it's not every day that the devil comes knocking at your door. Arnold Friend had ways of manipulating Connie's mi...
  • Day Arnold Friend
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    All people experiences changes in their life. Some of these changes are small such as the passing from one grade to another in school. Other changes are more intense, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Oates goes into depth regarding the transition from being a carefree, innocent child to adulthood. In the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" two separate worlds are drawn to the reader's attenti...
  • True Demonic Side Of Arnold Friend
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    1 English 101 Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been In Joyce Carol Oates Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been, there is a clear interpretation of evil in Arnold Friend and how he as a demon tries to pull Connie into the dark world of sex and emotion. Oates seems to extract scenarios of real life and add them into her story. The character of Arnold Friend is more or less what really is out there. The harsh reality that Oates includes in her story is that there are demons like Arnold. Many ...
  • Arnold Acts In Front Of Connie
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    Karen Mott Eng 201 Mr. Blood worth 24 Sept., 1999 Friend or Fiend The persona of a psychopath appears to be much like any human. In many cases, one would not be able to "pick them out of a crowd". Their minds, however, differ greatly from most. A psychopath is extremely smart and methodical in thinking and most often is very meticulous in the way in which he / she acts. While many people are not thinking beyond the norm, a psychopath thinks about every breath, step, and word a person lets out in...
  • Arnold Friend
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    The Devil's Favorite Sin: Vanity In "Where are You Going, Where Have you Been?" Joyce Carol Oates uses an allegorical figure of evil to illustrate the theme of temptation. Oates alludes to hell through the character Arnold Friend, as the devil, and his victim Connie, who invites him in by committing one of the devil's favorites sins: vanity. The narrator implies that Arnold Friend is Satan by giving certain clues that the reader can easily deduce. The name that Oates gives to the character is on...
  • Arnold Friend's Real Age
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    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates was born in 1938 in Lockport, New York. She started writing very young and that the age of fifteen she submitted her first novel, but it was rejected for being 'too dark'; . This style of writing is common on many of her works including 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' ; Oates graduated from Syracuse University and then went on to get her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Oates 'turned much often in her writin...
  • Arnold's Feelings About His Brother's Death
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    Psychiatric Report "The Stone Boy" I would like to bring to your attention one of my new patients, Arnold Curwing. Mr. Curwing, 21, lives a quiet life alone withdrawn from his family and friends. He has lived these past 12 years in frustration and isolation, unable to be confident, unable to express feelings. This was shown when he came in to my office that day with his hands in his pocket, shirt not tucked and tilting his head towards the floor; avoiding eye contact. He had very poor communicat...
  • Sick Fantasies Arnold Friend
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    In both stories "Where are you going, Where have you been" by Joyce Carol Oates and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck the themes are based around coming out of a fantasy by the shock of the real world, deceitful strangers, and the dastardly things they do Connie is a shallow fifteen year old girl in the year 1970. She is very critical about physical appearance, and social status. Connie is obsessed with the image of being cool and doing the cool things that cool people do, like sneaking acr...

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