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Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie
1,305 wordsTheodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance of Victorian notions of propriety with the unflinching presentation of real-life subject matter. Even though a majority of his works were about his life experiences, he also wrote about new so...
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Sister Carrie Financial Success
567 wordsCapitalism and Communism are two antagonist economic, political, and social systems. Capitalism is characterized by a free market for goods and private control of production and consumption, and by different social classes. In Communism calls for a classless society, where the leadership is in the hands of workers, and all means of production are owned in common, and not by the individuals. The fundamental theory of Communism is Marxism, which viewed political, social, and economic reality as ba...
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An American Tragedy And The Futility Of Dream
1,898 wordsAn American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic? While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of "The American Dream" and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time period. Before Theodore Dreiser was born, his father, a devout German imm...
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Girl Of The Streets Sister Carrie
1,360 wordsThings are not always as they seem. For instance, take Thomas Hardy's Tess of the dUrbervilles: A Pure Woman, Stephen Cranes Maggie: Girl of the Streets, and Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie. At the surface they appear to be quite different. Tess written in 1871 by a British man by the name of Hardy, Maggie written by an American in 1893, and Carrie being written by an American in 1900. All disparate. Or are they? Hardy, Crane, and Dreiser's writings share an important relationship, the heroine....
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Victorian Era Sister Carrie
1,352 words... after. Angel is hansom and easy on the eye. He gives off a un-sabbatarian aspect due to the fact that he is a dogmatic parsons son (Hardy 181). Claire's character is a direct challenge to religious traditions as he preferred sermons in stones to sermons in churches and chapels (181). Angel and Tess become married even though they both hold secrets from each other. The night of their wedding each take turns in confessing past sins! Angel did not mention it because (He) was afraid of endangeri...
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Sister Carrie Attitude
940 wordsI think it is very difficult to define the exact character of Dreiser? s? 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 reader? s 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 c...
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E L Doctorow Turn Of The Century
2,612 wordsE. L. Doctorow's Ragtime and the Rise of Womens 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 womens 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 womens movement, and the newspapers and book...
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