Where Are You Going, Where have You Been Essay

Where Are You Going, Where have You Been Essay Vanity can be exposed as one’s greatest weakness “Where Are You Going, Where have You Been”, a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates, describes Connie’s misconception of beauty as her only value, and also the ways in which Arnold Friend, a potential rapist and murderer, manipulates and takes advantage of Connie’s vanity Connie is a fifteen year old girl who knows the extent to which her beauty can be used to her advantage Connie “knew she was pretty and that was everything”... more

Where Are You Going Where Have You Been? Essay

Where Are You Going Where Have You Been Essay “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been” presents many themes and symbols to the reader One that jumped out at me while reading the story was the overall feeling of innocence Joyce Carol Oates shows us innocence from the very beginning of the story to the end where Connie loses self-control and power From the first paragraph of the story we learn that Connie is a young fifteen year old who longs for attention and acceptance I was able to relate to the story better when I paused and... more