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Sorry if I hurt you baby Sorry if I did Sorry if I touched the places where your secrets are hid But you meant more than everything and I could not pretend I aint never gonna be the same again Bob Dylan Never going to be the same again Joyce Carol references a small portion of these lyrics in her story where are you going where have you been the question is when Arnold Friend says Ill come inside you where its all secret is Connie dreaming or is this a real event in her life There something not right about this Arnold character but is this a nightmare Connie is having or is this man a crazy stalker or something else beyond belief Joyces character Connie is a very nave and arrogant teenager who is experiencing a very rude awakening to adulthood She encounters a weird man one night out with friends and now all of sudden this man is at her house It is bizarre that he even knows where she lives let alone that her family was not present This give off reason to believe that this may actually be something Connie is dreamingJoyce describes Connie laying down and dozing into a dream and when she opens her eyes things are already changing she is startled how the backyard looks and how small the ranch house was This visual gives the reader a sense of scene change Perhaps Connie fell asleep and had not awakened but is not starting her dream She heads upstairs to listen to some music is approached by this gold car she had seen the night before and with the mysterious guy who starred at her This man Arnold Friend knows weird thing a regular person would not know for example where her family is Connie obviously knows where her family is but who else did or would
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