The Question and Answer section for Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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I'm sorry, there is no character named Alex in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, and I see no evidence of a novel entitled North and Feaust.
Arnold successfully disconnects Connie from all ties to her past. He forces her to accept his authority and let go of everything else.... leaving her with nothing to hold onto but him.