Annotated Bibliography for Sister Carrie

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Yu, Hanying. "A brief analysis of Sister Carrie's character." English Language Teaching 3.2 (2010): 210+. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 8 Mar. 2012.

In this academic journal Hanying is clarifying the depths of Carries character. He goes on about how her characteristics as an individual are young, beautiful, ignorant, fantasizing, and materialistic. Hanying elaborates about Carrie “being full of such unformulated desires and with no firm moral principals”, though he gives a very in-depth analysis of her character from why she we went to Chicago to reflecting her true self being. Seeing completely through Carries character, Hanying can state that Carrie’s “fantasy--pursuit--vacillation--disillusion will make a deep impression” on an individual. Bucco, Marco. "Sister Carrie." DISCovering Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Bucco starts this critical essay off with an introduction into the literary time change from romanticism towards a more unmoral and real style. He later brings up an interesting idea about the architecture of the book being an “Hourglass structure”, which is true. Bucco expands on Dreiser’s style of writing; “dramatic contrasts, parallels, foreshadowings, and ironies” are what drive the novel. Bucco basically explains how the theatrical Sister Carrie is nothing but normal amenities towards middle class people.

Sherman, Stuart P. "The Barbaric Naturalism of Theodore Dreiser." DISCovering Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Sherman exemplifies the work of Theodore Dreiser being an author of the “New School”. One though can agree upon this statement, as moving from a more romanticist time to a time adding more realistic and naturalistic styles towards literature. He criticizes Dreiser’s style being able “to say that courage in facing and veracity in reporting the facts of life” are not a challenge for him. Though Sherman does go deeper...
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