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ALAJMI 1 AWAF ALAJMI PROFESSOR ENGLISH 113A 30 March 2015 Connie’s psychological and social pressures through adolescent transition The story ‘’ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’’ describes a significant search for freedom by a young girl and as she works to find her way through growing up, there are a lot of varied messages. She learns to dress in a manner that is interesting to boys however Connie, the central character does not want to be pursued by grown-up men. That is precisely the devotion that she does get. Connie, the dominant character in the story, is a typical young girl, whose thoughts was all filled with worthless daydreams. Like an ordinary teenager, Connie is anxious and likes attention from her age group. She thinks that the society will accept her by basing their conclusion on her appearances, as well as look. By being aware of the fact that others consider her pretty, Connie is not afraid of displaying herself. Connie revolves between purity and maturity, showing two different sides of her character. At the same time, a story of purity destroyed by evil emerges. Connie stays with her mother, her twenty-four year old sister, June and her father in one house. However, her relationships with the members of her family have a troublesome dynamic. The normal day-to-day conversations between Connie and her family are quite unsettled, and she cannot relate well with either of the female family members, her mom or her sister June. Connie is coming of
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