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  • Sister Carrie
    Carrie is only eighteen years old. She grew up on a farm and is now traveling to the big city of Chicago to find a life for herself. This is a situation which should interest any young reader,...

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    Charles Drouet, being a salesman, is self-assured, superficially sophisticated, and aggressive. Dreiser describes his general manner and appearance as "magnetism." And Carrie is only eighteen years...

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    The heroine of Dreiser's novel grew up on a farm, like so many Americans of the times. At one time over ninety percent of Americans were subsistence farmers. It was common for country people to...

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    A city novel perfectly captures the time and place in which it is set. Sister Carrie captures the city of Chicago in the late 19th century. This was a tumultuous time for the city, one full of...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Carrie is a young woman trying to make her way in the big city. On her own for the first time, she is not sure how to behave. She wants to get a job so she won’t be stuck in the small town...

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  • Sister Carrie
    The significance of the quote from a feminist perspective is that Carrie has little chance of standing up the Drouet’s charms, because she is just a poor country girl and he is a city man. Carrie...

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    For her age and the time period, Carrie is very independent. Yet she still has to make difficult choices to get ahead. From a feminist perspective, Carrie exemplifies the struggle of the 19th...

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  • Sister Carrie
    This is a very good question. The answer must involve Drouet's character. When he meets Carrie on the train he shows his character as a womanizer. Dreiser uses the word "masher" to describe him...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Dreiser described all the changes which took place in big cities. The modern city itself may be Dreiser's greatest character in Sister Carrie. "The city has its cunning wiles," the narrator...

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    Chicago exerts a powerful influence on each of the characters in Sister Carrie primarily because it represents an economic engine that either takes its inhabitants up the economic scale or down....

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  • Sister Carrie
    I love Drieser! I don’t think there are enough questions about him here. It’s hard to condense the book into a paragraph, but I will do so here. Carrie is a young, independent woman who goes...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Chicago exerts a powerful influence on each of the characters in Sister Carrie primarily because it represents an economic engine that either takes its inhabitants up the economic scale or down....

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  • Sister Carrie
    The social attitude of Dreiser is made evident through his decision to focus on the gritty realities of life in big cities in the 19th Century. Let us remember that this text is set during a huge...

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    It is hard not to ignore the emphasis that is placed on wealth and poverty in this novel. Let us remember that the novel is set during a time of unprecedented growth in the United States as...

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    One of the key ideas that is contained in this novel is that of the American Dream. Note the way that each of the characters have embarked on their own quest for the fulfilment of their American...

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    When the sociologists of the Chicago School of Urban Sociology started to study the American city and the phenomenon of urbanisation at the beginning of the twentieth century, they also analysed...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Dreiser portrays New York City as a place of opportunity. Sister Carrie dreams of making it big in the world, and she feels that she can't do that while living in the small midwestern town in which...

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  • Sister Carrie
    In Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie," Carrie can be seen as a fallen woman. Given that Dreiser was a Naturalist, Dreiser's writings were based on the characteristics typical of the...

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    Influenced by Herbert Spenser and Charles Darwin, Naturalists looked at their writings as a scientific experimentation through which they simply recorded their observations. Many of the works...

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    The style in which Dreiser wrote Sister Carrie has been described as "naturalism," a more extreme form of realism. Naturalist authors pretend that they are objective observers and that their novels...

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  • Sister Carrie
    George Hurstwood is a most interesting character. He is like a hothouse plant in the security of his job as manager of Fitzgerald and Moy's, but he withers when he makes the fairly common mistake...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Sister Carrie, set in the early twentieth century with newly urbanized American cities, is told by a third person omniscient narrator. This means that the narrator is not a character in the story...

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    Implicit Metaphors as a form of Imagery: The new jacket Carrie receives as "a gift" could represent the first "trade-off" she makes - when she decides to compromise her sexuality to receive...

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    Consumerism, materialism and the decay of American dream are prominent features throughout the novel. It is not restricted to any particular chapter since these themes are the base of Sister...

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    Dreiser is often consiered to be a determinist. He believed that we were not free agents, but that we were driven by "chemisms." Although he never specifies exactly what these are, we...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Dreiser maintains a nonchalent, detached tone throughout the novel. This is done to banalize the protagonist's compromising choices to 'assure her place' in urban society as well as to dedramatize...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Carrie's full name is Caroline Meeber. Sister Carrie is a nickname her family gave her.Carrie lets other people, especially men, make decisions for her. She has an affair with traveling salesman...

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  • Sister Carrie
    Yes, they had sex. Drouet was keeping Carrie as his mistress in an apartment. Probably everybody thought they were married. The plain fact was that Carrie decided it was easier to be a "kept woman"...

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