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Identify some of the ominous details in the story that foreshadow a tragic end for Connie in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

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I think that one of the most ominous details in Oates' work is when Connie realizes that she might be in real danger.  It is a moment that undercuts the childish banter and her own self indulgence: Connie felt a wave of dizziness rise in her at this sight and she stared at him as if waiting for something to change the shock of the moment, make it all right again. It is at this moment that Connie realizes that...

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