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Some people try to use their looks to get ahead in life while others think it is wrong or even immoral to use their appearance as an advantage Because everyone looks different many people who arent as well equipped with their looks resent the people that chose to use their superior ones to their advantage It is ok to use what one has to get where one wants to go even if it means capitalizing on ones own appearanceIn Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser Carrie Meeber is noticed for her good looks and her body more than for her talent In fact one of the only reasons her talent as an actress is discovered is because her looks have already gotten her to a point of recognition It is a central issue within the book as Carrie starts out a plain but pretty girl on her way to the big city to become a star She is noticed first by Charles Drouet because he sees the fascination and beauty in her and this grows into a strong friendship and eventually a more intimate relationship Dreiser 70 Carrie is aware of her good looks and although she does not intentionally flaunt them excessively she welcomes the good fortune that they bring her She eventually comes to realize the power that she holds because of them and how the men react to their own sexual impulses towards women like her and she knows that the wealthy men can offer her material comforts she has never known and which is truly all she had ever wished for McClinton-Temple 98 Hinton 2 Carrie has very little money in the beginning in fact she has just enough to get her to her sisters house and pay her first weeks rent and expenses so when Drouet offers to whisk her away and pay for a luxurious lifestyle essentially in return for intimate companionship she agrees almost immediately As Carrie adjusts to
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