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Document Type

Part III

Abstract

One of the most intriguing aspects of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (1900) is the way in which the main characters, Carrie Meeber and George Hurstwood, struggle with their identities. In a deterministic fictional world where many are simply blown about like so many wisps in the wind, both these characters seek to establish new identities. Of further interest is the fact that they do so in nearly opposite ways - Carrie by attempting to acquire status (whether through clothes, roles, or men) and Hurstwood by escaping his social roles and attempting to establish a more "authentic" self.

Publication Date

1991

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

6

Issue

3

First Page

41

Last Page

45

Comments

No cover/title page date shown on piece.

Copyright

© 1991 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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