Even Hurstwood was doing well enough, and she was anxious that his small real estate adventures should prosper. In this atmosphere Hurstwood had moved for a number of years, not thinking deeply concerning it.
Oh, it was so easy now! A review in The Academy said that Sister Carrie was "absolutely free from the slightest trace of sentimentality or pettiness, and dominated everywhere by a serious and strenuous desire for truth.
She was not silly, and yet attention of this sort had its weight. He knew the need of it. Hurstwood, "and only four years ago they had that basement in Madison Street.
Needless to say, the combination of Dreiser being way over my head, my limited English skills and only so much patience an year-old would have with a dictionary, I soon enough started getting distracted by the afternoon episodes of Duck Tales, and therefore my memory of this book has long been just a bit fuzzy.
She could not help smiling as he told her of some popular actress of whom she reminded him. There was no great feeling of dissatisfaction. He contributed nothing for the domestic expenses of the family, but was thought to be saving his money to invest in real estate.
Hurstwood buys a minority interest in a saloon and, at first, is able to provide Carrie with a satisfactory — if not lavish — standard of living. On this particular occasion Hurstwood wished to leave early. He had studied the subject for years in his business. Neither was it received with the harshness that Dreiser reported.
In Arnold Bennett said, "Dreiser simply does not know how to write, never did know, never wanted to know. He talked of sales of clothing, his travels, Chicago, and the amusements of that city.
It worked out in a thousand little conversations, all of which were of the same calibre. I was 11, my mother just bought me a brand-spanking-new English dictionary, and my school librarians finally let me roam the section of the library where normally kids were not allowed to wreck havoc in on their own.
There were soft rugs, rich, upholstered chairs and divans, a grand piano, a marble carving of some unknown Venus by some unknown artist, and a number of small bronzes gathered from heaven knows where, but generally sold by the large furniture houses along with everything else which goes to make the "perfectly appointed house.
In fact, the novel and its modern ideas of morality helped to produce a movement in which the literary generation of its time was found "detaching itself from its predecessor. He did not find any one in the house who particularly cared to see. Hurstwood ultimately joins the homeless of New York, taking odd jobs, falling ill with pneumonia, and finally becoming a beggar.
Her opinion on any subject was not startling. She was not without realisation already that this thing was impossible, so far as she was concerned. He could not complicate his home life, because it might affect his relations with his employers.
He was not garrulous by any means. In his manner was something of the dogmatist. On the train, Carrie meets Charles Drouet, a traveling salesman, who is attracted to her because of her simple beauty and unspoiled manner.
Blyford, mamma," she replied. The atmosphere which such personalities would create must be apparent to all. During the last year or two the expenses of the family seemed a large thing.
The next day, he rebuffs her feeble attempts to return the money, taking her shopping at a Chicago department store and securing a jacket she covets and some shoes.
She thinks she can act. Upon returning home to Carrie, he encourages her to take the part of the heroine. He watched her with considerable curiosity at times, for she was still attractive in a way and men looked at her. She instead is a moderately-talented, practical and a bit selfish young woman longing for the beauty of life which to her quite circumscribed middle-class mind consists of comfortable life in pretty clothes and beautiful apartment, surrounded by everything that glitters but is not necessarily gold.
There was much more passing now than the mere words indicated. Hurstwood had said nothing in the past, but one day he murmured.Sister Carrie gazed out of the window. Her companion, affected by her wonder, so contagious are all things, felt anew some interest in the city and pointed out its marvels.
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CHAPTER IX CONVENTION'S OWN TINDER-BOX: THE EYE THAT IS GREEN Hurstwood's residence on. - An Analysis of Sister Carrie It was ; Carrie Meeber, an eighteen-year-old girl, was boarding a train from Columbia City to start a new life with her sister and her family in Chicago.
Columbia City was a small town that did not have much to offer to anyone who wanted to make something of themselves.Download