Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

1. Research the crime of acquaintance or date rape, focusing on its presentation in the media, the stories of its victims, and its status in the American legal system. In the 1960s, when the story was written, who would most likely have been blamed for Connie's fate? Who would be blamed if the same thing happened today?