Where Are We Going, Where Have You Been?

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Where are you going, Where have you been?
Stephanie Bumpase

Where are you going, Where have you been?
The character Connie in the story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” was a young 15yr old girl in a small town. She was beautiful and knew that she was beautiful. A flat character is a character that stays the same throughout a story (Gioia & Kennedy, 2010) and a round character is the opposite of flat in which the character changes significantly (Gioia & Kennedy, 2010). So in this story, Connie could be consider a round character because before Arnold Friend came around she was like any other teenager and when he came and put a little fear in her, she became a scared little girl.

I fell that Connie was an individual character. Her mom was always critizing her. June was in another category. Connie Dad really did not do or say much. So Connie had to stand on her own two feet by herself.

Connie’s mom was a stay at home mom, like most small town people. Her Dad would work long hours and her sister would work and help pay bills and keep the house clean. Like in most towns as well, there was always a parent would drop their teenagers off at the mall or movies and pick them up. This town would do what any other town would do.

Connie was like any other typical teenager. Connie was for one, beautiful and two she was a curious teenager. She was into boys like most teenage girls do. Connie likes to look good and keep up with her image. What changes that occurred in Connie are when she went to the drive-in and she took that ride with that boy. And when her sister asked her how the movie was, she said it was alright.

There was an antagonist-protagonist between Connie and Arnold. Connie was the protagonist and Arnold was the antagonist. Arnold kept telling Connie that she was going to take a ride with him. He kept on and kept on with her and he told her also that she was his. She didn’t want to go anywhere with him and...
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