Donnie Oates Character Analysis

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Throughout this short story, Oates uses literary elements to illustrate Connie which is the main character of the story. Oates illustrates Connie as a teenager, who is trying to find herself as a grown mature woman. She continuously worries about her appearance or the way she acts around others. She also shared two different personalities, “everything bout her had two sided to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home” (Oates 1). It is definitely obvious how hard Connie tries to create an adult persona. Rather then when she`s home, she shows her different aspect of life. She has a difficult relation with her mother, “she makes me want to throw up sometimes” (Oates 1). Therefore, she rejected the role of having to get along

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