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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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 66).

The central characters in Faulkner s  Barn Burning include Sartoris  Sarty, AbnerSnopes, and Major de Spain. As with  Where are you Going, Where Have you Been? the central character is an adolescent. Sarty s identity is forming in direct conflict from that of his father, Snopes. Unlike Connie, Sarty does not rebel until the final scene of the narrative. However, it is clear that Sarty s loitering in the world of adults leads him to a life-changing situation that forever alters his outlook on himself, on life, and on his father. Snopes represents the ultimate dysfunctional response to class conflict. It is understandable that Snopes is resentful of his lowly social status, having to serve others in order to make a living. Yet his  barn burning approach to conflict resolution is ineffective. He takes his anger out on his son, abusing him physically and emotionally. This poorly prepares Sarty for healthy identity development. Finally, Major de Spain serves as the catalyst for Sarty s awakening. Until the final barn-burning incident, Sarty obeyed whatever his father said. Sarty finally awoke to the sheer evil that is his father s destructive behavior and warned Major de Spain. Unfortunately, the latter used violence to resolve the central conflict and Sarty is left without a father.Faulker s characters are like Oates in that they are larger than life. Faulkner deliberately juxtaposes incommensurate artistic registers, forcing& readers to view character as simultaneously realistic, expressionistic, and symbolic in nature, (Zender 48).

Conflict in  Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? is between Connie s childhood and the realities of adult life. Her sexual awakening becomes the crucible in which this conflict takes place. Oates uses imagery and symbolism of the grotesque, embodied in Arnold Friend as the  big bad wolf character in the short story. At first, Connie is intrigued with the man because her body is opening up to the potential for sexual intimacy. Yet  Connie discovers that…[continue]

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