Analysis Of Joyce Carol OatesWhere Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

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Dreams can be really realistic. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a fictional short story by Joyce Carol Oates, in which Connie is visited by Arnold Friend in a dream. Through plot, characterization, and setting, Joyce Carol Oates successfully proves that Connie dreams the entire visitation from Arnold Friend. Joyce Carol Oates uses plot to prove that Connie dreams the entire visitation from Arnold Friend. (Introduce your quote) “I know your name and all about you, lots of things” (Oates page 4). Connie is feeling lonely in her life, and what she wants deep down most of all, is to have someone that she can open up her heart to. Arnold Friend fulfills this wish by saying, ‘I know you. You can open your heart to me’.. However,…show more content…
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