This is a literary research paper on Joyce Carol Oates Read her work “Where are You Going, Where Have you Been” and examine this for a thesis.

-Joyce Carol Oates is a contemporary female author who remakes 19th Century feminist themes in a modern landscape of teenage troubles wrought with dominating parents and sibling rivalry. Her dark narratives often delve into the mysterious world of adolescence where ancient demon lovers masquerade as modern rock stars and naïve characters struggle with dark forces and glamorous surfaces. The nature of love and sexual power are often central issues in her stories. Read her work “Where are You Going, Where Have you Been” and examine this for a thesis. You might consider Connie’s vulnerability as a victim and the struggle for autonomy; you might also consider the social forces that Oates depicts as violent influences that erupt from ordinary scenes. (A movie version of the short story was made under the title “Smooth Talk”).
-This is a literary research paper and then developing a thesis that pertains to a literary aspect of the work (i.e. theme, character analysis, motif, symbolism, style, etc.).
-The purpose of this paper is to support and develop an original thesis. Therefore, you will need to narrow your ideas and frame a thesis that is suitable for the length of this paper.