Arnold Friend Character Analysis

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In “Where are you going, where have you been.” By Joyce Carol Oates there is a twist in events when they introduce the antagonist. The character Arnold Friend was a creepy character in this short story, although he didn’t show any sign of violence his tone of voice did how serious he was. Some may compare Arnold Friend to the devil or Satan, they have some similarities. The way Arnold knows all these details about her and the way he tries to get into her head is vaguely familiar to the way the devil does it. This short story is a very intense story in the way Arnold Friend comes to Connie and the way he is towards her. In the story Joyce Carol Oates decided to portray Arnold as the devil; for example, Connie says “His whole face was a mask,
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