Joyce Carol Oates, �Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - DOC - DOC by 7M20P11

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Homework Questions
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”



1. Describe Connie’s personality and her relationship with her family.




2. What role does music play in Connie’s life?




3. What are some of the weapons that Arnold Friend uses against Connie?
4. Identify some of the ominous details in the story that foreshadow a tragic end
   for Connie.




5. How does Connie’s character make her an easy target for Arnold Friend? In
   what ways has her view of the world and of herself been shaped by her
   “culture”?




6. Are there any ironies to Connie’s decision to go with Arnold Friend at the end of
   the story? To what extent can her surrender be seen as a heroic act?

								
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