Chapters 6-7 Summary

At home, Minnie and Hanson question Carrie about her new job. She explains that it is hard and that she does not like it. She expected sympathy and feels nonplussed when Hanson and Minnie disapprove of her refusal to accept her lot with good grace. This showcases for her the inadequacies of her new life. She must pay four dollars a week for room and board to her sister, which leaves just fifty cents for all her other expenses, including clothes. Winter is approaching, and she needs a hat and coat. She stands in the doorway, expecting that Mr. Drouet might come after all. She feels disappointed when he does not. Hanson comes downstairs. He says he is going for bread but in actuality is checking on what Carrie is doing; he...

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