- Words: 1596
- Length: 5 Pages
- Topic: Music
- Paper #: 21076538
Where Are You Going, Where Have Been?
Joyce Carol Oates's short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" was first published in the literary journal Epoch in 1966. The story is about beginnings and the rites of passage. This work is an illustration of a coming of age story, also known as an initiation story. In such stories, the protagonist undergoes an important rite of passage, transformation, an experience