First published in 1966, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is a story inspired by a Life magazine article about Charles Schmid, a manipulative and gruesome serial killer in Tucson, Arizona, who preyed upon the innocence of young girls (Ramsland). In addition to the factual events that greatly influenced this short story, Oates was able to show the monumentally historical events that were shaping America when it was written. The story is set...
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...ome because the horrible historical event that inspired this story back in 1966 will persists within our society today.
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