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The Inevitable Doom and Its Symbolism in Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

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After receiving a typewriter as a gift from her grandmother, she embarked on serious writing (Edelmariam). The story first appeared in 1966 in the Fall Edition of the Epoch Magazine. In this story, the author marks an ever-present symbol of doom that is inevitable.Connie is a fifteen-year-old girl who is quite obsessed with her beauty and has this habit of often looking into mirrors to reassure herself that she is pretty. Her mother notices all this and is constantly scolding her because of her behavior. From the old pictures, one can see that her mother was once pretty too. Connie’s sister June is twenty-four and works as a secretary at the same high school that Connie attends.Connie’s father is always away from home because of his work, and whenever he is home, he always reads the newspaper at supper and retires early to bed without bothering to talk to them. Connie is so infuriated by her mother until she wishes that her mother would die, or that both of them would die so that it would be all over. She complains a lot about her mother to her friends. Connie’s mother does not object to her going out with her sister together with her sister’s friends and so occasionally they would go to the town where they could move about freely and find something enjoyable to do.Connie has two sides of her life. when she is at home, she dresses, laughs, walks, and behaves differently from the way she does when she is away from home. On one of those days out with her friend, a boy named Eddie comes to talk to them in the restaurant and he offers to buy some food for Connie. They leave Connie’s friend at the restaurant promising not to belong and as they are on their way, Connie sees this boy with black, shaggy hair who smiles at her and says, Gonna get you, baby.One Sunday, when her parents and sister visit her aunt for a barbecue, she remains at home listening to Bobby King over the radio. After a while, shehears a car coming up the driveway.