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

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been”, is about a fifteen year old girl who is preoccupied by her own appearance. She also thinks highly on how other people perceive her. She is constantly looking in the mirror every chance she gets to make sure she looks alright. Her sense of self is revolved around her beauty rather than the other qualities she has. For this reason this is why Connie's mother hollers at her every time she catches her looking at herself. One Sunday Connie's search for adulthood takes a turn for the worst. A strange man named Arnold Friend and his friend Ellie Oscar shows up at Connie's house while her family is away. Ellie stays in the car listening to