“Sonny’s Blue” or “Where are you going, Where have you been?” Literary Analysis Essay
“Sonny’s Blue” or “Where are you going, Where have you been?” Literary Analysis Essay (1500 words)
Write an essay that explores the central conflict in Joyce Carol Oates “Where are you going, Where have you been?” or James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues.”Use the following questions to help with your analysis:
What is the nature of the conflict? When, where, and how does it develop of become more complicated as the story unfolds? How is it resolved at the end of the story?Is this resolution satisfying?
This short story by Oates is built on several conflicts between the major character and the contributing characters. The central conflict, however, is looming between Connie and Arnold. However, there exists some mild conflicts alongside the major conflict. For instance, there is a looming conflict between Connie……………………….