• Where are we going, Where have we been?
    vulnerability of young naive Connie through the young girls personality, and her thinking she is a grown women yet she is still young and naive. This leads in to the author showing how a naïve and curious girl leads to trouble with a certain man, Arnold Friend. A teenager named Connie has a life at home that...
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  • Connie
    September 11th, 2012 Where Are You Going, Where have you been? Connie a fifteen year old girl who was all about her looks, what she was going to wear tomorrow and what her friends were doing was what she was always worried about. Although Connie had her friends, she had two sides to her, the “loud and silly”...
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  • Fantasy Vs. Reality Where are you going, Where have you been
    of reality and fantasy running parallel for 15 year old Connie. This short story begins with a description of Connie’s vain personality. The narrator describes her as pretty and self-centered (Oates 421). To emphasize her selfishness, Connie is contrasted with her sister, June, who is chubby, plain...
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  • Rags to Riches
    Oates, fifteen year old Connie was torn between two different life styles. The first was her home life that consists of a materialistic mother, an unemotional father and a plain sister, June. The second life was with her friends and the rebellious summer life that they lived. Connie was the typical fifteen-year-old...
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  • Analysis of Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    named Connie who has a strong sense of confidence but a false sense of security. In an attempt to explore all of her “trashy daydreams” (Oates 988) life has to offer, she rejects the role of a sister, daughter, and overall good girl”, and condemns herself to suffer the death of her innocence. Connie obsesses...
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  • Essay for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
    guidance to Connie or her sister which leds to their mother taking both roles as both mother and father figure(s). Now Connie's sister, June was described as "plain and steady," or the good girl who does things right and therefore builds the sibling rivialry between Connie and June. So, the...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    named Connie. Connie is a fifteen year old girl who considers the world to be a happy place. In this stage, Connie is focused on how she looks; making sure the everyone else knows how pretty she was. Joyce makes the reader aware that the world revolves around Connie. Oats mentions how much Connie felt...
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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Notes
    completely unaware of the evil of the innocent world she thought she was living in. Connie represents the innocent teenage girl, and Arnold Friend represents the evil in the world. Being a typical teenage girl, Connie wanted nothing to do with her parents and was leading two personalities: one confined...
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  • The Separation from Childhood and Entrance Into Womanhood Wom
    turmoil during the transition to womanhood. Connie, the main character of this story is a fifteen years old girl. She is in the stage to leave childhood and enter womanhood, which causes her behavior to change. This behavior change causes conflict (plot) between Connie and her mother. She argues with her mother...
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  • Woman on the Edge of Time
    Connie, the heroine of the book Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy, is put in a mental institution, once for abusing her child, and again for attacking a pimp, trying to save her niece. She appears completely sane though, until she starts seeing visions of people living in the future who claim...
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  • A Second
    A Second Connie had been feeling exhausted these last couple of weeks. Not only that, she had also lost about ten pounds in two months. She thought it was caused by her stressful job. It seemed perfectly normal until she started waking up at night completely wet from her sweat. It got even worse when...
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  • The Man Named Arnold
    tells us about the life of Connie who has no guidance in life, because her family has not provided any moral support to help through her teenage life. She only knows about popular culture and not the consequences that comes with it. Without proper direction to face problems, Connie is confronted by Arnold...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    character of wholesome malevolent that has come to take complete advantage of Connie. The first time Arnold Friend approaches Connie, he begins his conversation as if she was expecting him “I ain’t late, am I? (Oates). Connie immediately has an apprehensive feeling about him, and is definitely intrigued...
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  • Women Rights
    9:30 Maybe She Does Care… “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is a short story about a conceded teenage girl named Connie. Connie is a 15 year old girl that is beautiful and knows it. She is that type of girl that cannot walk by a mirror without breaking her neck to check...
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  • Analysis of Voice in Joyce Car
    ” places Connie, a typical teenager, in this situation. Throughout the story, occasionally using religious undertones, Connie’s language of a typical teenager gradually changes, from calm and somewhat curious to nervous and terrified. Early in the story on a Sunday morning, Connie’s family...
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  • Smooth Talk
    premature to be involved in for Smooth Talk and also in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. In the book it shows how when a teenager girl, like Connie, gets involved in thing adolescences shouldn’t be engaged in, it can lead her to a place where she has no control over the outcome of her life. She...
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  • Kihbioug
    story , the first paragraph starts with introducing the audience to Connie the main character ; Connie is the child who is not good enough, and thinks she is pretty but her mom reprimands her for ‘gawking’ constantly at herself. Connie is the youngest child of two and one day wished she was dead and so...
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  • Reaction Paper
    the story was a fantasy wanting to be reality. The author is creating an allusion through Connie that makes her feel as if she is better than her friends and even her own family members. At home Connie is a one way but when she gets around her peers, her image starts to shift. It’s almost as if she...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?
    girl named Connie is lured and deceived and is eventually abducted by Arnold Friend and his accomplice Ellie. Connie is a teenage girl who like any teenage girl has issues with her parents and older sister June. Her mother is constantly criticizing Connie and comparing her to June. Connie regularly heard...
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  • Wrong Impressions
    about a girl named Connie who was 16 years old and was lost in a world of fantasy. Connie had a split personality/image while at home and when she was out with her friends. Living in a world of fantasy, Connie would ignore her family by tuning them out and being distant. Connie would constantly be...
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