Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
by Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Freedom and Confinement Quotes
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[The] vast sunlit reaches of the land behind him and on all sides of him – so much land that Connie had never seen before and did not recognize except to know that she was going to it. (161)
At the same time Connie goes out to meet her predator, Arnold Friend, she experiences this moment as a kind of adventure into "vast sunlit reaches of the land." It's a weird ending, which we talk about in "What's Up With the Ending?"