The film is actually based on the short story by joyce carol oates titled, where are you going, where have you been it's often hailed as a literary masterpiece due to the many motifs and insightful views on modern culture. Without said foundation establishing the setting of “where are you going, where have you been”, this coming-of-age story of connie, not to mention american society, and her journey from the innocence of the 1950s into the bitter reality of the turbulent times of the 1960s would have been lost. In the short story where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates, many literary devices are used to convey the change from childhood to adolescence and sexuality throughout this tale, connie, the main character, goes back and forth between innocence and maturity, showing two very different sides.
Another difference is the main character in “young goodman brown” a man while connie, a girl, is the main character of “where are you going where have you been” it is again closely related to the writers. In the following essay, wegs concentrates on the “grotesque” factors in oates’s “where are you going, where have you been,” citing them as the reason the story fills the reader with fear even though it takes place in familiar surroundings. Character analysis of connie in where are you going where have you been by joyce carol oates pages 2 words 895 view full essay where are you going where have you been not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla.
In this short story where are you going, where have you been carol joyce presents connie as a rebellious fifteen-year-old girl connie lives in an existential world the environment she lives in is meaningless for her connie finds her escape in music and in daydreaming about all the boys she. Transcript of plot in where are you going, where have you been do connie's observations about her family members help us better understand her character is connie static or dynamic the moment where connies asks what are you going to do and friend replies, just two things, or maybe three. Although connie’s efforts to define her own identity take her into a nightmare world where sexual initiation and female desire have fatal consequences, “where are you going, where have you been” is a classic which confronts us unforgettably with the power and freedom of the imagination. References to popular music and slang date the events in “where are you going, where have you been” to the mid-1960s the small-town setting reflects a typical suburban landscape that includes such familiar sights as a shopping plaza and drive-in restaurant. 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.
Fifteen-year-old connie is a stereotypical teenage girl: rebellious, superficial, and vain, she often lies to her mother about where she's going and where she's been she enjoys hanging out with. Where are you going, where have you been tells the story of a young girl named, connie, who is trying to grow up faster than her friends this 15-year-old girl is portrayed by author, joyce carol oates, as a seductive girl, only caring about herself. Where are you going, where have you been – oates joyce carol oates releases certain details of connie’s and arnold’s character slowly throughout their encounter, building tension and fear throughout. Connie, the titular character of connie the cow (la vaca connie), a spanish children's television series connie, the main character of where are you going, where have you been , a short story by joyce carol oates.
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. Connie's mother back next character analysis a familiar teenage story: connie and her mother don't get along connie's mother never seems to speak kindly to or of connie, and connie doesn't think too highly of her mother either. “where are you going, where have you been” by joyce carol oates features a fifteen year old protagonist named connie she is quite clichéd and, upon a first read, a static character she is quite clichéd and, upon a first read, a static character.
The story where are you going and where have you been has two main conflicts man vs man and man vs self connie in the story is faced with the conflict between herself and arnold friend the conflict is that she is continually allows herself to be a victim of arnold's manipulation. 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. Then you hear gonna get you, girl, and it gives you pause, but you, the reader, brush it off then arnold shows up at her house, and you start feeling that cold and wet sensation nipping at your bare ankles, but you keep going.
In conclusion, the character connie in “where are you going, where have you been” whose various psychological problems have been discussed in this paper, meets the ending that she does in the story because of her insecurity, her low self-esteem, and her fear of intimacy. 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. Where are you going, where have you been, the protagonist, a girl named connie, often finds herself lost in a dream-world she faces a psychological attack by a man.