All information attached files The paper a Comparison Contrast Paper In compare contrast a single theme treated stories I ve picked Barn Burning William Faulkner Where Are You Going Where Have You Been Joyce Carol Oates

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of perspective that makes their respective short stories pop and shine. It is the central external conflicts in  Where are you Going, Where Have You Been? that help drive rich character development in these short stories. These stories show how adolescents, whose mind and identity remain malleable and not completely clarified, react to their primary role models: their parents. It is the conflict between dysfunctional adult and curious child that creates character development in  Barn Burning and in  Where are You Going, Where Have You Been? William Faulkner in  Barn Burning and Joyce Carol Oates in  Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been , both convey that loitering in the adult world comes with life-changing consequences. This idea is evident when the conflict and characters of each story are examined.

The central characters in Joyce Carol Oates  Where are You Going, Where Have You Been? include Connie, a curious, imaginative adolescent and her pedophiliac pursuer, Arnold Friend. Connie dreams of a world beyond the confines of her parents house. Her conflicts with her mother form the basis of Connie s rebellion. Yet as Wegs points out, Connie is more complex than just being a rebellious teenager who gets herself into trouble after loitering too long in the world of grown-ups. Rather, Oates  reaches beyond the surface of realism to evoke the simultaneous mystery and reality of the contraditions of the human heart, (66). Connie has a budding adult heart. Her desire to grow up is contrasted sharply with the relative naivet? of her sister June, and of the emotional neglect exhibited by Connie s parents. Thus, it is no small wonder that Connie s predator finds her easily. She has been left alone at home while her family barbeques without her, which is clearly a symbol of her parents viewing Connie as an outsider. Arnold Friend preys on Connie s outsider status, taking full advantage of the teen s flowering sexuality. The result is  full of puzzling and perverse longings& mixing lust and love, life and death, good and evil, (Wegs…[continue]



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