For the third reflection assignment, read Joyce Carol Oates’ story “Where are You Going, Where Have you Been?” (p. 125). Respond to question #2 at the end of the story.
To what extent is the major conflict in Oate’s story external (between Connie and Arnold, Connie and her family, Connie and her milieu)? To what extent is it internal (within Connie and herself)? Why might she act the way she does at the story’s end? What happens next, or does it matter?