American Academy of Achievement. Joyce Carol Oates Biography. The Catherine B. Reynolds. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.<; This website tells us where she came from and during when she was born. It tells us how she was educated and where did she get her education. She enjoyed reading and writing aver since she was young, her parents always supported her. She married and moved from one state to the other to pursue her teachings in recognized universities and continued with her writings.

 Bender, Eileen T. Joyce Carol Oates (b.1938). N.p. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <; This page displays information on how Joyce Carol Oates developed her writing “Where are you going, Where have you been”. It tells us who were her audience and the style of writing she used to develop her story. It also tells us why Oates considers herself a “feminist” writer and how she is compared or different from other writers.

 American Academy of Achievement. Joyce Carol Oates Interview. The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. 1997. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <; In this webpage Joyce Carol Oates is interviewed towards her early life and how she started her writing career. She talks about the impact her family and the environment she lived in during her early years had towards her writings. Many questions are asked toward her life and her motives on writing a certain piece of work. She also explains and tells the reader on how she deals with criticism and how her personal life and experience influenced her writings.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Joyce Carol Oates on Bob Dylan. University of San Francisco. 1972. Web. 22 Feb.2011.  <; Joyce Carol Oates enjoys classical music and Bob Dylan’s musical work. During the era when many historical events occurred, Bob Dylan was an inspiration and influence to many including the author Joyce. It also explains why did the author Oates dedicated her story “Where are you going; Where have you been to Bob Dylan. Joyce Carol Oates was inspired and admired by one of Bob Dylan’s song “Baby Blue” in which it’s melody described the theme of the story.

Johnson, Greg. Celestial Timepiece A Joyce Carol Oates Home Page. University of San Francisco. 1996. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <; Joyce Carol Oates is from Lockport, New York a countryside in which she spent most of her childhood. Before she knew how to write she started telling fiction stories from her drawings. At age 14 she got her first typewriter in which she wrote story after story. She won many awards when she was in high school and college. She had attended many universities and was recognized for many of her famous works and novels.

Spark Notes Editors. SparkNote on Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? SparkNotes LLC. 2007. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <; This page displays information on Arnold Friend’s characterization. He symbolizes the evil displayed in the story. His personality and character represents something demonic who is trying to convince Connie the protagonist of the story to come with him.

Ramsland, Katherine. Charles Schmid: The Pied Piper. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. < > Where are you Going Where have you been was written in response to the killings occurred in Tucson, Arizona by a serial killer Charles Schmid. He lured high school girls and made them fall in love with him. The Author Oates gave voice to Connie a fifteen year old girl who like other girls during that time was victims of sexual predators. Arnold Friend who is the guy who seduces Connie in the story, is based on Charles Schmid.


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