Where are you going Where have you been

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The story "Where are you going? Where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, is about a young girl who was going threw a point in her life where she felt that her mother did not understand her. She felt that she could do no right in her others eyes. To make matters worse her mother was constantly comparing her to her older sister. Connie, the main character felt like she needed to escape. She …

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…trouble understanding the language that was used. It was simple and to the point. The author seamed to spend more time describing Arnold than anyone else, but the authors' descriptions of the character were very clear. My personal did not like the ending. You are left wandering if she is leaving for good, or just to go for a ride, and what ever else Arnold had in mind. In short, a strange story all around.