It can be argued that there are many different degrees of rape, and that in this story Connie may or may not have been raped. Rape can only be decided on a case-to-case basis, because even the most ordinary cases are not all same. In my mind it is clear that Connie was raped, because there is nothing normal about her situation, mainly because it’s not every day that the devil comes knocking at your door. Arnold Friend had ways of manipulating Connie’s mind that an ordinary human wouldn’t have been able to. If Arnold would have been some regular teenage boy, Connie would have definitely been able to make her own decisions, with little influence from Arnold.
Some may argue that Connie could have chosen to stay inside her house, and ignore Arnold,...
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