Study Guide

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Characters

By Joyce Carol Oates

Connie

Persephone. Antigone. Ophelia. Catherine Earnshaw. In the list of great tragic heroines, Connie...

Arnold Friend

Signs that a guy might be trouble:The first words out of his mouth are "Gonna get you, baby."He...

Connie's Mother

A familiar teenage story: Connie and her mother don't get along. Connie's mother never seems to...

June

June is Connie's boring older sister. Connie's mother is always comparing the two, with Connie...

Betty Schultz

Betty is just "Connie's best friend" for much of the story; we only find out her name from...

Ellie Oscar

Arnold's companion, Ellie spends most of his time in the car listening to a transistor radio. His...