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Essay and Mid-term - 1 English 111 Character Analysis Dont...

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1 English 111 Feb 02, 2009 Character Analysis Don’t Regret When It Comes To the End The tale of an insecure, romantic fifteen year old Connie drawn into a situation of predictable violence, Joyce Carol Oates’, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” presents us the decline of the societal and cultural values during 1950s. Why does Connie not break loose from Arnold? As there are so many distractions or forces that try to misguide us and take hold of us eventually, on no account can we allow those forces to be used against our weaknesses without being conscious of them occurring. Connie, who is preoccupied by her thoughts of being pretty, confident and popular, often has conflict with her mother for her simplicity and fed up with her mother’s praise for her sister June. Also she doesn’t have love from her father who is always away at work and doesn’t bother talking much to her. In order to get rid of the emptiness of her home life, Connie ventures out in search of fun. The biggest pleasure for her is to go off for dinner and spend time with whatever boy she met. When she’s
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