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Oates has specifically mentioned the "Death and the Maiden" folktales as one inspiration for this story (see "Death and the...

  1. Oates has specifically mentioned the "Death and the Maiden" folktales as one inspiration for this story (see "Death and the Maiden" under "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory"). Some literary critics have found elements of common fairy tales such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and The Three Little Pigs in "Where Are You Going?" Do you see any similarities with these or any other fairy tales or myths in Oates's story?



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Summary Joyce Carol Oates begins by introducing Connie, a typical, if vain, 15-year-old girl with a habit of constantly... View the full answer

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