I’m studying for my English class and need an explanation.
Write a Journal in 250 words,
Joyce Carol Oates’ creepy story is often read as a “Death and the Maiden” allegory, a story in which the victim is undone by her fascination with danger personified. If that is the case, which dangers might Connie be flirting with in this story and how might they be personified in Arnold Friend?
As part of your answer, point out the elements of language that convey story’s creepiness. Do these quotes suggest something about the dangers that fascinate Connie?