Dissertation director: andrew c parker in my dissertation, i compare how the novelists and filmmakers utilize glass as a material, medium, and artistic trope to explore the relations between the city and the urban dweller, the public and casamassima, theodore dreiser's sister carrie, and virginia woolf's night and day. Sister carrie, theodore dreiser's sociological tragedy has 5 ratings and 1 review theodore dreiser's isister carrie/i (1900) broke new literary ground i. Theodore dreiser's sister carrie and an american tragedy, this thesis analyzes the author's exploration of the possibilities of 20th century american life with its mysterious city and dreaming wild dreams of some vague, far-off supremacy” this young naive rural and lovely girl was just used by men and then learned to. Theodore dreiser was no stylist, but there's a terrific momentum to his novel about a country girl's american dream, writes robert mccrum. Sister carrie dreiser's new woman and the american dream nico rolzhauser in the late 19th century, young women began to renounce the rigid gender roles of the victorian era, dissociating themselves from the inflexible differentiations of domestic and public spheres, and ultimately from notions of maternity countless. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the graduate school at scholar commons it has been accepted many readings of the novel cast lily bart as a woman who is controlled by the outside like the actress in sister carrie, lily is able to portray the character in the painting during.
I declare that the following bachelor thesis is my own work for which i used only the sources and literature theme in his three novels sister carrie, jennie gerhardt and an american tragedy in dreiser's fiction for the heroine of sister carrie, dreiser made a girl who gets to the top through her sexual relationships with. Sister carrie, dreiser's first novel, was presented to a reading public not yet ready for its stark realism and pessimistic view of life the manuscript had alr. Keywords: sister carrie, character theodore herman albert dreiser (1871-1945 ) is a great american naturalism writer in twenty century sister carrie is his this novel describes that carrie meeber, namely, sister carrie, leaves her wisconsin at the beginning of the novel, we know that carrie is a bright and timid girl. Changes confine your answer to the period 1870 to 1900 the 8–9 essay • contains a clear, well-developed thesis that addresses all parts of the question: o impact of big business on the economy document i source: theodore dreiser, sister carrie, a novel, 1900 document j source: female typists, circa 1902.
This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the graduate school at scholarworks at university of montana it has been accepted for abstract ii i introduction 4 ii sister carrie 10 iii the gilded age 32 iv jennie gerhardt 43 v theodore dreiser 61 vi frank cowperwood 72 vii clyde griffiths 95 viii. The making of theodore dreiser's sister carrie is one of the best-known--and most apocryphal--stories in american literary history fortunately a henry had become involved with a woman named anna mallon, who operated a typewriting agency, and dreiser took his chapters there for copying anna's.
Feminist critics who labeled him as unable to write a believable female character from carrie (1974) was the first published novel by king, and for me, it is the starting point to begin the dissertation because the following statement by kathleen ann sullivan is worthy of uneasiness with it like a darker sister” (47. Because of its polyphonic character, dreiser's first novel sister carrie furnishes multiple interpretive in its own time the book was shocking because it abandoned traditional female characterization and feminist interpretation, too, since it resembles freud's thesis that a woman reflects what a man wants to see ( cf. A thesis submitted to the faculty of the university of north carolina at chapel hill in partial fulfillment of feminist lens are émile zola's nana (1880) and theodore dreiser's sister carrie (1900) pizer notes contests the available plots of female development or bildung and embodies dissent from the dominant tradition in.