Summary Of The Story 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?'

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Who’s Really to Blame? In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Connie the main character is considered as a self centered person who only cares about herself. She only has concerns about her looks and flirting with the older boys she meets. Connie knows about her looks and always make sure she looks her best. She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents. The story discusses how she has two sides: one for home and one for not being home. Her abduction was solely due to her fault for her appearance that she presented in public, to the relationship that she had with her family and lastly her naiveness. The antagonist Arnold Friend somehow knew about Connie. He saw a great opportunity the moment he set his eyes on her. She was just asking for trouble from the very beginning without even realizing. Since she preferred the attention of older men she got what she wanted in the end. The way the story begins Connie is introduced as a very obsessed teenage girl when it came down to her looks. As it states, “She knew she was pretty and that was everything”(899). Her looks were more important than anything else around her life. She would lose herself in thought just staring at herself. She…show more content…
As any other teenager, she did not want to be close to her family. Her relationship with her father was the weakest though. In the text it states “Their father was away at home at work most of the time and when he came home he wanted supper and he read the newspaper at supper and after supper he went to bed” (899). In the story, it was never mentioned that Connie had a problem with her father. This is can be understandable because she liked how their relationship was. There was no questions coming from her father, just how Connie liked it. On the other hand, it just seemed like an on going complaint from her

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