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What is so appealing to Connie about the dream world  in which she exists in "Where...

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inalvisdiaz | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM via iOS

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What is so appealing to Connie about the dream world  in which she exists in "Where Are You Going, Where Have you Been?"

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM (Answer #1)

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In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?," Connie's dream world is of her own creation.  She feels comfortable there because in her dreams, she does not have to worry about the restrictions and pressures of her normal teenage life: school, her parents, the repressive comparisons of her to her older sister.  In Connie's dreams, she can feel truly free, because she alone makes the rules.  She can let down her guard and free her inhibitions and desires all at the same time, entering into a kind of fantasy of how she wishes her life could be. 

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