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  • American Tragedy And Sister Carrie
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    Theodore DreiserTheAmericanDreamCourtney Connors English C PMr. Breslin Through the social criticism of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are driven "by ignorance and in ability to withstand the pressures of the shallow American yearning for money, success, fashion -- dreams about which Dreiser himself was indeed an authority" (W.A. Swanberg 254). Throughout his caree...
  • Statement Of The Sister Carrie
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    At the time of Theodore Dreiser's writings world culture was looking to find the psychological reasons for society's miscreants. Psychology was the new science fad due to the popularity of Freud and other psychologists. People were beginning to delve into the world of the subconscious as the source of their troubles. No longer were all mental illnesses considered maladies of the brain. Some were being able to be treated through the treatment of the psyche, a Freudian term. Hypnotism was a popula...
  • Drouet Carrie
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    Theodore 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...
  • Characters Of Evelyn Nesbit And Emma Goldman
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    E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime and the Rise of Women's Liberation One of the central themes of E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime is the transformation of the leading female character of the novel from stereotypical repressed Victorian women into liberated and even feminist heroines. Doctorow's choice of the women's movement as a theme is appropriate to the period of his novel, which is set in the decade between l 906 and l 9 l 5. This was an heroic period in the women's movement, and the newspapers and boo...
  • Carrie And Hurstwood
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    Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser, portrays the life of a young, innocent girl whose lifestyle is drastically changed when she moves into the city. Carrie, the main character, is very optimistic and imaginative. She views life as a dream with its many luxuries and pleasures. At first, she lacks all the things she sees in her dream, but through acquaintances and relationships, she hopes to satisfy her needs and be happy in life. Carrie is only eighteen years old and is allured by the opp...
  • Dreiser Deals With The Desire Of Wealth
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    I think it is very difficult to define the exact character of Dreisers "Sister Carrie", and his original intention. I would say, "as many eyes, so many opinions", so no wonder there are different approaches and interpretations towards the novel which is influenced not just by the readers reading or personal experience, but also by their particular philosophy of life as well as knowledge about the historical background. "Sister Carrie" can be read as a novel of desire, seduction, or the critique ...
  • Novels As Sister Carrie And My Antonia
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    Women throughout history have found ways to fend for themselves because they were constantly being degraded. In novels such as Sister Carrie by Theodore Dresser, and My Antonia by Willa Cather, who overcame many hardships throughout their lives. Carrie Meeber, from Sister Carrie, was a poor girl who went to Chicago from the Mid West. There she found men who gave her money and slaved after her, but she soon discovered a talent from which she became wealthy and famous. Antonia Shimerda, from My An...
  • Carrie And Mabel Pollitzer
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    During 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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