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Blake Zale 5/13/09 English 101 Where are you going, Where have you been? P 348 Question: Choose a character in the story and describe that character? What is he she like? Qualities? Type of person? In the story Where are you going, Where have you been? By Joyce Carol Oates, fifteen-year-old Connie exhibits the typical insincere behavior of someone her age. For the most part she is, superficial, selfish, and dishonest. As the author illustrates when she says, “Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home,” Connie basically took on a different character when she was away from the home setting. The author leads the reader to believe that the reason for this split personality is the intense pressure her mother puts on her; often comparing Connie to her
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Unformatted text preview: older sister June who is the opposite of Connie. Connies interest in popular song lyrics reveal an innate romanticism. Despite her romantic nature, she exposes her vanity through her idea of a boyfriend; she is more interested in the notion of a boyfriend, rather then that the boyfriend is. Connie sees boys who show interest in her as invasions who dissolved into a single face that was not even a face but an idea. Her vanity, deceitfulness, and general feelings towards men make her defenseless to the manipulation of Arnold Friend. She is initially responsive to the attention he gave her. Connies narcissistic attitude guides her into a situation where she eventually becomes powerless to the vigor of Arnold Friend....
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