• Where Are You Going
    fantasy world. Throughout the story Oates shows the importance of music in Connie’s life. Connie often listens to music and daydreams about boys. All of her ideas about boys come from the music she listens to. Connie thinks about one of the boys she went out with and feels as though the kind of love they...
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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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  • Cc Between Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? and the Movie Smooth Talk
    you Been Smooth Talking? In the short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates, the lifestyle of protagonist Connie is described. Connie was a typical 15-year-old. She was outgoing, fun, and social. She had the worst relationship with her mother and her relationship with her...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    The character in “where are you going, where have you been?” Connie is affected by the role she plays in modern society. Fifteen year old Connie has the confusing, often exterior behavior typical of those girls who are facing the difficult transition from girlhood to womanhood in the 1960s. She is caught...
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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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  • 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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  • Response Paper
    smartly written using the formalist approach. Connie, the protagonist in this story becomes easy prey to deceit and sexual violence because of a flawed sense of her own self-worth. Connie is about 15 years old, pretty, and self- absorbed with her looks. Connie does not get along well with her mother or...
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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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  • 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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  • 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? 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Struggle of a typical Teenager
    Joyce Carol, the main character Connie, and the story “Teenage Wasteland” by Anne Tyler, the protagonist Donny, both search for independence in their life; however their pursuit for this freedom is stemmed in different ways leading to bad endings for both characters. Connie searches for independence by...
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