The Devil's Advocate
Is Arnold Friend the Devil in disguise in Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" If one were to look at the facts surrounding the actual event this story was based on, any assumption that "Friend" was anything but a man would be thrown out due to logic. However, if one were to look at the story alone, he could concede that Friend is indeed the
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symbols, one could assume that the author intended this to be true. In the event this story was based on, "Friend" most likely was not the Devil. However, evidence in the fictional work "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" reveals that he is.
Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" An Introduction to Fiction. Ed. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. 7th ed. New York: Longman, 1999. 587-599.