Sister Carrie is a great novel written by Theodore Dreiser.Theodore Dreiser was born in Sullivan, Indiana in 1871; he received his early education in the public schools of the state. He attended Indiana University briefly before embarking on a journalistic career which provided the spring board for his fiction.He based such novels as Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy on events from real life.He condemned not his villains,but the repressive,hypocritical society that produced them.Dreiser’s style lacks grace,but his best stories are powerful and sobering.Some of his ideas presented in his first novel Sister Carrie published in 1900 were influenced by forces such as the condition of his own personal life, the spirit of the times in which he lived and the literature which he had read. Sister Carrie,honest,innocent,and full of the illusions of ignorance and youth,came to Chicago to make a living.But she had to face poverty and unemployment.She had no alternative but to live with a salesman,Drouet,and then became the mistress of Hurstwood,the manager of a saloon.In New York,Carrie became an actress by chance and turned out to be one of New York’s most popular actress.Nevertheless,she was not quite happy but felt lonely and void.Meanwhile,Hurstwood,who had stolen money from the safe in order to elope with Carrie,was now reduced to beggary and finally committed suicide.With the metropolitan cities--Chicago and New York in America in the late 19th century--as its background,the novel discloses the decadent and hypocritical moral principles of the bourgeois,and presents to the readers with a panorama of the rapid development of the capitalism society.
The Love Between Hurstwood And Carrie In my paper I will be in another side by analyzing the character hero Hurstwood to indicate this story’s theme.At the beginning of the novel, he is a wealthy, important man. He falls in love with Carrie after