Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? | Study Guide

Joyce Carol Oates

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? | Characters

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Connie Connie is an attractive 15-year-old girl who obsesses over her appearance and longs to be older. Read More
Arnold Friend Arnold Friend is a dangerous predator who stalks Connie. Read More
Connie's mother Connie's mother nags her and encourages her to act more like her sister but ultimately allows Connie to behave in the way she wishes. Read More
Betty Connie's best friend is interested in the same things as Connie—music and boys. She is Connie's companion at the shopping plaza to which her father drives them and picks them up at 11 p.m.
Eddie Eddie is a teenager, slightly older than Connie, who picks her up at the drive-in restaurant and with whom Connie spends an evening.
Ellie Ellie Oscar is Arnold Friend's older, charmless sidekick whose primary interest is his radio and who volunteers to disconnect the telephone in Connie's house.
Connie's father Connie's father shows little interest in the family and prefers to be left alone when home from work to eat, sleep, and read the newspaper.
June June is Connie's plain, dependable, trustworthy 24-year-old sister who lives at home and has a steady job as a secretary at Connie's high school.
Nancy Pettinger Nancy Pettinger never appears, but Arnold Friend mentions her as someone local he knows, and Connie's mother mentions her in connection with gossip.
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