Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
by Joyce Carol Oates
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Foil

Character Role Analysis

Connie's Mother

Connie's mother functions as a foil to Connie. She embodies an idea of woman as a domestic housewife that Connie rejects.


June

June is Connie's other foil. She embodies the modern career woman, an idea Connie also rejects because it seems to lead to a sexually impoverished life.


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