Where You Going Where Have You Been Arnold Friend Character Analysis

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Connie’s vanity causes her make terrible choices about Arnold Friend.
The Trouble of being notice is blaming yourself if what you deserve is horrible things like getting unwanted attention someday you get what coming to you. In Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where You Going, Where have you Been,” one of the protagonist Connie is a fifteen year old girl who wants to look and act like an arrogant child. She isn’t herself. Connie is just a girl who thinks looks matter, without looks she would be the girl she already is, which is nobody. Connie is one of many other girl “Who is insecure of herself and worries in checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right that she fits in with the crowd” (Oates 1).Connie’s mother who seems to know …show more content…

When Arnold came to the restaurant for the first time he didn’t know the real Connie. To Arnold was just it is girl who is chiefly considered as a desirable rather than a girl to take seriously. Connie is amazed with by the boy appearance with shaggy black hair, in a convertible jalopy (car) painted gold. Connie has dreamed about the boys she saw ever since she went to the restaurant and she believed she like. This wouldn’t have happened if Connie's aspect wouldn't have captured Arnold eyes. Both of these characters confuse their characteristics with a each other's perspective, love, or attraction. Connie vanity causes attention from Arnold Friend and all that is bad. Arnold Friend is the devil in “Where have you been,” it is supernatural and attraction to Connie vain. Arnold Friend to because her attractiveness she believes that she is is better than everybody else and puts people down like Arnold Friend her vanity causes Connie to think that she is superior than anybody, but is mistaken when Arnold wants …show more content…

One of the worst decision Connie could have ever made was going with Arnold on a ride it, let her vanity get the best of her. There is an exciting, intense climax, which is the most important point in a story. In the end, Connie situation may have caused many problems for her in the long run. Connie source of her problems revolves around her vanity, appearance, and maturity. The conflict in the story it that Connie is scared that Arnold might do something horrible to her or her family if she didn’t go on a ride with him who knows where. Nevertheless, Arnold was madly in love that he would find Connie to the ends of the world just to be with her. Connie should have gone with her family, therefore she could never go on a ride with Connie. Another conflict was that Arnold Friend was mentally abusing her, and said “You're my date. I'm your lover, honey." (Oates PG. 10) An absorbed thing to Connie virtually hinting he was going to rape her. The narrator did a pretty good job the fact that none of this wouldn’t have happened if Connie’s vanity and the troubles of being noticed. Connie’s vanity played a role in how she wants people to think she cared about the

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