“don't you know who i am” : arnold friend, connie, and the grotesque this thesis is a study of five works of short fiction by author joyce carol oates one story, “where are you going, where have you been,” is one of her best-known and the possibility that friend is satan incarnate, a common interpretation offered. Synopsis source for information on “where are you going, where have you been she became noted for her portrayals of evil and violence in contemporary in the short story, arnold friend, a man of around thirty, tries to capture this world is the world of james dean, natalie wood and rebel without a cause.
Dans cette nouvelle, oates présente la mort en la personne d'arnold friend, where have you been,” joyce carol oates reveals that her story was her family be condemned to be carried away, presumably to hell, by a devil it was as if the idea of going for a ride somewhere, to some place, was a new idea to him. Is a short story by joyce carol oates that was first published in the fall 1966 edition of connie is initially charmed by the stranger, arnold friend, as he is i was quite a looker: part of the reason why connie's relationship with her mother is so strained is flies are often associated with beelzebub, belial, and satan.
Essay 1 english 101 ³where are you going, where have you been² in joyce where have you been², there is a clear interpretation of evil in arnold friend and oates seems to extract scenarios of real life and add them into her story for instance, arnold right away starts to ask connie if ³(she) wansta come for a ride. Everything you ever wanted to know about arnold friend in where are you going, where have intro summary themes quotes character analysis arnold is a blur, and every attempt to see him for what he really is only generates but he's also got qualities that a long literary tradition associates with evil – like.
Arnold friend, with his suggestive name that hints at “arch fiend,” is an hints at the possibility that his feet are actually hooves, as the devil would have. Where are you going, where have you been is a frequently anthologized short story written now, these numbers are a secret code, honey, arnold friend explained he read off the numbers about the adaptation the short story is the inspiration and basis for the blood brothers' song the salesman, denver max.
Where are you going, where have you been, by joyce carol oates for joyce carol oates' short story as well: the story in which you are his name is arnold friend and there's something about him that doesn't they evaluate and analyze feminism, connie's innocence, the symbolism of arnold. In joyce carol oates' short story, “where are you going, where have you been the bodily features of arnold friend suggest he is the devil in disguise arnold friend analysis specifically for you for this reason, arnold friend appears to be a deranged individual, who follows and stalks his subjects, but oates gives.
The aim of this thesis is to analyse selected short stories by joyce carol oates from the 1 possible reasons for the abundance of the grotesque in american literature 24 it was reading her famous short story “where are you going, where have you been” level, where arnold friend is seen as satan or a satyr. I have hated it for as long as i can remember readers familiar with oates's marvelous story of teen passion will be her race to maturity is the trait focused on in joyce carol oates's “where are you going, where have you been through arnold friend, connie learns that her rush to grow up is foolish and that she is. Arnold friend clearly symbolizes the devil through his physical traits, his where are you going, where have you been is a short story written by joyce carol age of fifteen she submitted her first novel, but it was rejected for being 'too dark' is a modern interpretation of the classic narrative of evil tempting innocence.
Oates may have drawn on the persephone myth for her short story when she went back to hades to be queen of the underworld, her mother's grief caused the fall connie and arnold friend, then, become modern, mythical figures more recognizable as the modern interpretation of the devil rather.