Analyze the fairy tale structure and motifs running throughout the story a?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?a? a general and specific

* Analyze the story, Joyce Carol Oatesas short story a?Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?a? forming your own interpretation and understanding. A Only then should you review the source material (i.e. literary scholarship) that you find through your research and incorporate only those articles that help support your thesis. (*Sources: minimum 3; maximum 4.) You may choose sources that lend support to your own analysis, or you may choose sources with which you wish to disagree. A Choose wisely. Note: This is not a paper about the authoras life; rather, you are responding to and analyzing the text.

* Narrow your topic and create a clear and focused thesis; support your thesis with solid, concrete development and relevant examples from both the short story and the source material. A Follow the traditional essay format: A title your paper, provide a solid introduction and conclusion, and produce well-developed and organized paragraphs. Do not merely summarize the story.

* Create several drafts before producing your final version for submission; donat forget to proofread (again and again).

* You must use brief, direct quotations from the short story, AND you must use brief, direct quotations, paraphrases, and summaries from your source material. A Choose source material that helps support your thesis and integrate this into your own examination of the text in a coherent and understandable manner. Do not a?over quote.a? Be sure to follow the MLA conventions of parenthetical citations and include a Works Cited page. *Some sources to start with include Short Story Criticism (excerpts only)