Is Literature In Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

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For centuries, literature has been essential. It connects people all over the world through stories and even poetry. Literature serves as an educational implement. Individuals can benefit in multiple ways from literature. Through Oates story I realized that literature pieces can have a deeper meaning and have hidden messages. Literature helps individual’s express their emotions, gain knowledge, and become informed, making it vital for education. Joyce Carol Oates’s short story’s plot, ‘’Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is brilliantly inspired on true events. Oates effectively uses the story’s main characters, Connie and Arnold Friend to share with readers the murders of Charles Schmid. Making the short story informative yet entertaining.
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