Arnold Friend Character Analysis Essay

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Character Analysis In Carol Oats’ story, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, A central character is Arnold Friend. Oats develops this character indirectly, she never says outright what Arnold is, but we can infer through his actions and dialogue what kind of character he is. When Connie first comes in contact with Arnold, Oats writes, “He wagged a finger and laughed and said, “Gonna get you, baby.”” This first encounter sets up Arnold Friend to appear as a character with questionable motives. Later on in the story she continues to indirectly develop the character of Arnold Friend by his actions. When he shows up at Connie’s house uninvited, it causes the reader to think of a stalker. Oats then goes on to describe Arnold, through
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