Connie results from lack of parenting (where have you been) and because of this is not equipped to handle situation (where are you going) arnold friends name applies what arnold friend = an old friend = santan = deceiver in greek = the name applies some kind of demonic characteristics. Joyce carol oates's short story where are you going, where have you been can be analyzed from a feminist perspective, though the main character, connie, is anything but a feminist role model. Connie - the fifteen-year-old protagonist of the storyconnie is in the midst of an adolescent rebellion she argues with her mother and sister, june, and neglects family life in favor of scoping out boys at the local restaurant.
Detailed analysis of characters in joyce carol oates's where are you going, where have you been learn all about how the characters in where are you going, where have you been such as connie and arnold friend contribute to the story and how they fit into the plot. Joyce carol oates: where are you going, where have you been page 2 of 11 they would lean togetber to whisper and laugh secretly if someone passed who amused or. - joyce carol oates's where are you going, where have you been tells the tale of a fifteen year old girl named connie living in the early 1960's who is stalked and ultimately abducted by a man who calls himself arnold friend.
When joyce carol oates first published the short story entitled where are you going, where have you been, many readers were uncomfortable with the actions of the major character known as connie since her behavior often reminded them of someone they may have known. Signs that a guy might be trouble:the first words out of his mouth are gonna get you, babyhe stuffs his boots so that he looks taller, even though it makes him walk like a drunken pirate. - where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates in joyce carol oates story, a teenage girl named connie was stripped of her innocence gonna get you baby( 497)this chilling line is what the devil said to connie the first time connie came in contact with him which foreshadows of things to come.
Oates, where are you going, where have you been where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates (1966) for bob dylan her name was connie. The minor characters that had an impact on connie in where are you going, where have you been, a short story by joyce carol oates. In joyce carol oates story, connie is, at first, a stereotypical teenage girl, superficial, self-centered, vain, and deceitful as she makes the transition from girlhood to womanhood, she detours. Where have you been joyce carol oates' story is about a young girl, at the edge of adulthood just like any teenager she sneaks around, going to a drive-in restaurant to meet boys rather than to the movies like she told her family.
Joyce carol oates direct characterization usually consists of the narrator telling the reader about the characters, in addition, direct characterization can also involve other external details, such as names or other overt commentary. Connie connie rejects the role of daughter, sister, and nice girl to cultivate her sexual persona, which flourishes only when she is away from her home and family. I'm going to be doing something a little different this column instead of dissecting one of my stories, i'm going to dissect a classic short story, where are you going, where have you been, by joyce carol oates. Analysis of connie, joyce carol oates, where are you going where have you been not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university.
In where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates we have the theme of conflict, independence and control written in 1966 and narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator, most critics would agree that the story is based on the crimes committed by charles schmid. It is perhaps an understatement to say that the character connie in joyce carol oates's short story where are you going, where have you been has a lot of issues oates has provided the perfect character to undergo a healthy dose of psychoanalytic criticism. The most important characters in the short story where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates are connie and arnold friend the other characters - connie's parents, jane, her girlfriend, eddie - are only relevant for the way connie relates to them, like ellie is relevant for the way arnold relates to him. Where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates, 1970 known as a fascinating and prolific short story writer, joyce carol oates has became one of the most productive of america's contemporary fiction writers, with more than 50 books published since her first novel in 1963.
Study guide for where are you going, where have you been where are you going, where have you been study guide contains a biography of joyce carol oates, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of the short story where are you going, where have you been. Summary joyce carol oates begins by introducing connie, a typical, if vain, 15-year-old girl with a habit of constantly checking her reflection in mirrorsconnie's mother jealously scolds her for her primping, but she ignores her complaints, secure in her belief that being pretty is everything (1. You don't have to have antigone's ethical idealism or ophelia's tragic passion to become something more than yourself, to rise above the everyday routine and do something meaningful connie may never enter the great tragic heroines hall of fame, but we think she deserves a spot.