Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Essay

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Rena Korb has a master's degree in English literature and creative writing and has written for a wide variety of educational publishers. In the fol lowing essay, she discusses the presence of evil in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, "stating that Arnold may not be the devil, but he is most certainly allied with him.

Since Joyce Carol Oates's phenomenal appearance on the literary scene in the rnid-1960s, she has certainly been one of America's most prolific and talked-about writers. The author of more than twenty novels and numerous volumes of short stories, poems, plays, and essays, she has drawn the attention of readers and critics alike. Whatever one's opinion of Oates's work may be, it is not possible to ignore her importance as a writer, particularly one who chronicles life in twentieth-century America. Oates has been compared to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Honore de...

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