Arnold friend for the short story where are you going, where have you been is first introduced in the story as boy with shaggy black hair. Where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates arnold friend is also two-faced in that he tries desperately to portray himself as a teenage sex-symbol, yet in reality he is an older man with dark ambitions perhaps most intriguing, however, is korb’s analysis of the parents, who act like any typical mother and father. Is arnold friend the devil in disguise in joyce carol oates' short 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. Treat williams as arnold friend is supreme in his very awfulness, as, surely, the original pied piper of tucson must have been (though no one involved in the film knew about the original source) mr williams flawlessly impersonates arnold friend as arnold friend impersonates—is it james dean james dean regarding himself in mirrors, doing. Arnold friend reminds connie that she has no home anymore “the place where you came from ain’t there any more, and where you had in mind to go is cancelled out. The real arnold friend where are you going, where have you been tells the story of a young girl named, connie, who is trying to grow up faster than her friends this 15-year-old girl is portrayed by author, joyce carol oates, as a seductive girl, only caring about herself.
Arnold friend becomes more sinister as we learn more about him arnold’s friend, ellie, is somewhat in the background, but is there as a solid presence to enforce everything arnold says the meeting starts out innocently enough arnold wants to take connie for a ride in his car connie does not know this boy, whom she soon realizes. The nature of arnold friend (serial killer satan alien something else entirely) and his even more mysterious friend ellie oscar, as well as what the numbers 33, 19, 17 mean are the most common subjects. Arnold friend show great interest in connie and he said himself that he took a special interest in her since we have talked about the possibility that arnold friend is from this neighborhood and they may have seen each other before is there a chance that once upon a time, arnold was also attracted by connie in a way that.
Characterization of connie the most important characters in the short story “where are you going, where have you been” by joyce carol oates are connie and arnold friend the other characters – connie’s parents, jane, her girlfriend, eddie – are only relevant for the way connie relates to them, like ellie is relevant for the way arnold. The tale of an insecure, romantic teenage girl drawn into a situation of foreboding violence, where are you going, where have you been presents several themes that arise from the interaction of sharply drawn characters engaged in psychological manipulation connie prides herself on being a skilled flirt who has. Where are you going, where have you been track info. The hidden identity of arnold friend the hidden identity of arnold friend the world is full of people who portray themselves as someone or something else peopleusually hide their identity to obtain things that they want it is common to be fooled by someone’sappearance in joyce carol oates’s, “where are you going, where have you.
This story really confused me so if anyone could help me out thak you arnold friend is the devil but what does his friend ellie represent any other symbolism you can think of would be helpful i already have bob dylans song, and the music. 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 symbolism of arnold friend in joyce oates' where are you going, where have you been. Oates depiction of charles as arnold is chillingly spot on, and the story of connie can easily be connected to aleen i think oates creates “where are you going, where have you been” from connie’s perspective to give a voice to the actual victim in this situation most reports, stories, and movies are all told from the killers perspective, so it was.
Kate mccarty mccarty i english 1101 16 september 2011 arnold friend: an old friend or arch fiend she took a second look.
There exist notable differences between the short story, “where are you going, where have you been” by joyce carol oates and the film “smooth talk”(chopra) the short story “where are you going, where have you been” was first published in the nineteen sixty-six fall edition of the epoch magazine the story’s main. A psychological analysis of connie: a feminist viewpoint of where are you going she opens the door for people such as arnold friend to become a part of her life when connie looks through the door and sees arnold she notices that he is like the other boys she hangs around with, he has “the tight jeans that showed his thighs and. This essay presents information about joyce carol oates' short story where are you going, where have you been the essay provides a plot summary of the novel and contextualizes the content through an exploration of historical, religious, scientific & technological, societal and biographical information.