ENGL 2342 Dr. Jordan 3/29/2011 Analysis of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? In the story the author, Joyce Carol Oates, tells of a fifteen year darkened girl named Connie who has a strong sense of confidence scarce 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 boilers suit good girl, and condemns herself to suffer the death of her innocence. Connie obsesses ab bulge out her looks and relishes in the fact that boys and even older men, find her attractive.. The presence of several(prenominal) antagonists; Connies mother, Arnold accomplice, and Ellie, make the story become very interest and introduces several real world dynamics that the reader laughingstock actually feel. The story is a cautionary tale of a young girl who flirts her way into coming incline to face with the devil, in the form of a man named Arnold Friend. The dialogue mingled with Connie and her mother is intensely real and represents a relationship of anger by a mother who is trying to live vicariously through her daughter. Connies mother is frustrated at the fact that Connie is beautiful, young, and carefree. Connies contempt for her mother pushes Connie to rebel more than and more to be spiteful.
Connie changes throughout the course of the story by befitting more careless and more provocative. While becoming more daring, she experiments with acting older than she is and devilishly promiscuous. She goes too far and ends up face to face with danger when a stranger she did non notice, notices her. The setting of the story influences the plot and the characters in many disparate ways. Connies home is her haven, her protection, but that protection is challenged when Arnold Friend shows up and threatens to, Hurt Connies people(p.995) if she does not come out of the house. The climax indicates that Connie has no choice but to agree to the demands of Arnold Friend that she, Maybe you better step out here (Oates... If you insufficiency to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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