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825 wordsTheodore Dreiser Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Member also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sisters address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of the illusions of ignorance and youth" (Dreiser, 7). She was both afraid of the things to come and exited by the countless possibilities offered by one of the largest cities of the late...
Longer Drouet And Carrie
942 wordsIn August of 1889, Carrie Member leaves her small town to find employment in the city of Chicago. Theodore Dreiser, the author of Sister Carrie, informs the reader that, 'Self-interest with her was high, but not strong. It was nevertheless her guiding characteristic. '. With her youth and innocence she hopes to seek employment so that she can get and buy all the nice things that she wants. Carrie does not have any idea how hard this is going to be. When she tries to find a job, she is scared. Ca...
Carrie And The Columbine Incident
1,847 wordsCarrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King's first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can see many similarities between the book ant the inc...
Carrie And Janie
799 wordsThe Struggle for the Perfect Man When we find a love interest and have an opportunity to commit to him or her, we usually do, not noting the consequences we may face by doing so. The first few times around, however, the outcome is usually not the one we had expected and hoped for. Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God portray two young women on their trek to find the perfect love. Even though Carrie Member and Janie Crawford have almost nothing in...
Carrie And Violin The Two Horror Novels
1,424 wordsGood Copy: Carrie and Violin The two horror novels studied Carrie written by Stephen King, and Violin written by Anne Rice are similar in some ways but different in others. Carrie was written in 1974 while Violin was written in 1997. They have similar characters and the roles they play and similar plots and story lines. They have different forms as well as roles of narration. These two novels are both very good horror writings with many similarities as well as many differences. The two horror no...
Cause Of Carrie's Telekinetic Power
2,802 wordsTitle: Carrie Author: Stephen King Publisher: Signet Date of 1st publication: 1974 Number of pages: 245 Carrie Carrie is a fiction novel about a girl who has telekinetic powers, which means she can move objects with her mind, without touching them. The novel has been split up into three parts. The story about Carrie is varied with pages of books about telekinetic powers, about the way a main character thinks of it afterwards. The novel also contains articles from police reports. The two books wh...
Carrie Prom Queen
492 wordsCarrie Stephen King The main characters in this story are Carrie, her mom (Mrs. White), and Chris Hargenson. Carrie is a very shy and nieve girl. She is mad fun of often by the other girls at school. She is tired of being mad fun of and realizes she has mental powers. Mrs. White is a religious phan atic who is basically crazy. Carries mom takes everything out on her. Chris Hargenson is a girl Carrie goes to school with who is very snotty, and like the other girls, makes fun of Carrie. The settin...
Carrie White To The Prom Spring Ball
1,477 wordsCarrie When a reader is fortunate, an author is able to construct a character in such a way that the reader is led through the events befalling a character, both positive and negative. A director can bring a character to life and give a character a personality that everyone is able to disguise. In the case of Stephen King's "Carrie" terror is brought to the readers mind as they experience years of built up rage released through her telekinetic powers. Being able to construct a complex series of ...
Carrie And Mabel Pollitzer
3,147 wordsDuring the early nineteen hundreds, lived a young woman named Carrie Pollitzer. Her life in America was much different compared to present day. Women did not have much freedom to be independent and their accomplishments were based primarily on gender. A woman would go to college to meet a husband, stay at home with the children, and would have a hard time living a high standard of life if not marrying. Economically, businesses were run by the white man. Men owned the land and often had poor whit...
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