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Dreiser Essay Examples

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The Summary of the Novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Plot Summary The novel, Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser discusses the life of an eighteen-year old girl leaving Columbia City to start a new life in Chicago. With her are four dollars, a few paltry belongings, and her sisters address in Chicago. Throughout the story, a pattern is shown as Caroline (Carrie) Meeb...
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Analysis of Sister Carrie
    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 aren’t as well equipped with their looks resent the people that chose to use their superior ones to their advantage. It is ok...
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The American Industrial Revolution
Theodore Dreiser is an American novelist that witness the era of enormous industrial change in America. It picture the lives of the poor is society because Dreiser had experienced poverty both as a child and an adult, he depict the lives of the rich as he was journalist who was everyday in close contact with event of people...
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A Biography of Theodore Dreiser a Famous Novelist
Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the obs...
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Book Analysis about Sister Carrie
Sister Carrie Author Experience What most struck Sister Carrie's first readers was the clarity and understanding that Dreiser brought to the figure of Hurstwood. The novel's heroine, however, puzzled many reviewers, who found her to be, as William Marion Reedy put it, "real" but "paradoxically . . . shado...
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An Introduction to the Life of Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance of Victorian noti...
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An Analysis of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreisers Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Meeber also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sisters address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of...
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An Analysis of the Many Aspects of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy
There are many aspects of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy that involve the moral decision versus the immoral decision and God. The main theme that Dreiser maintains throughout the novel is Immorality. Each character in the novel possesses one or more characteristics that show that he or she is partially immoral. When...
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A Report on Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreisers Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Meeber also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sisters address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of the...
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An Analysis of the Moral Decision Immoral Decision and God in an American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
There are many aspects of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy that involve the moral decision versus the immoral decision and God. The main theme that Dreiser maintains throughout the novel is Immorality. Each character in the novel possesses one or more characteristics that show that he or she is partially immoral. When...
543 words
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An Analysis of The American Dream in An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser was a part of the naturalist movement. His works depicted real-life subjects in a harsh and gritty manner. Many of his novels were controversial and considered amoral. Dreiser grew up in a poor, working-class family in Terre Haute, Indiana. An American Tragedy, his most commercially successful novel, tells...
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An Analysis of Sister Carrie, a Novel by Theodore Dreiser
The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser
explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister
Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures,
and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men
around her to get what she wants...
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The Element of Desire in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser is a story of the power of desire. Desire is the strongest influence among the characters. Carrie, Drouet and Hurstwood each have a longing for something they do not possess. As creatures of instinct, people are driven by desire.
Carrie Meeber, being a natural aristocrat, desires materialis...
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A Comparison of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Theodore Dreiser's Old Rogaum and His Theresa
Essay 1Jessica Leonard In Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Theodore Dreiser’s Old Rogaum and His Theresa, the relationships of the children and fathers are quite similar. Both stories depict a father who feels the need to physically discipline their child to get a point across. The stories both show actio...
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An Understanding of the Story of Ernestine by Theodore Dreiser
The story under discussion is “Ernestine” written by Theodore Dreiser. It describes the life of a young girl, Ernestine by name, who dreamt of becoming a famous movie star. Due to her natural beauty & such a quality as sex appeal, Ernestine achieved the end. But then she got disappointed in life because finally she...
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An Analysis of the Theme of Determinism in an American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser was a part of the naturalist movement. His works depicted real-life subjects in a harsh and gritty manner. Many of his novels were controversial and considered amoral. Dreiser grew up in a poor, working-class family in Terre Haute, Indiana. An American Tragedy...
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An Analysis of the Character of Sister Carrie in a Novel by Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie Author Experience What most struck Sister Carrie's first readers was the clarity and understanding that Dreiser brought to the figure of Hurstwood. The novel's heroine, however, puzzled many reviewers, who found her to be, as William Marion Reedy put it, "real" but "paradoxically . . . shadowy...
7,548 words
17 pages
A Plot Summary of Theodore Dreiser's Novel "Sister Carrie"
Plot Summary The novel, Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser discusses the life of an eighteen-year old girl leaving Columbia City to start a new life in Chicago. With her are four dollars, a few paltry belongings, and her sister s address in Chicago. Throughout the story, a pattern is shown as Caroline (Carrie) Meeb...
1,665 words
4 pages
An Analysis of the Main Themes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
I think it is very difficult to define the exact character of Dreiser’s “Sister Carrie”, and his original intention. I would say, “as many eyes, so many opinions”, so no wonder there are different approaches and interpretations towards the novel which is influenced not just by the reader’s reading or personal experience, bu...
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Early Life and Novels of Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observanc...
1,237 words
3 pages
An Analysis of the Futility of the American Dream in An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic? While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of "The American Dream&qu...
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A Biography of Theodore Dreiser, an American Novelist and Journalist
Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance...
1,237 words
3 pages
The Difficult Task of Defining Sister Carrie by Dreiser
I think it is very difficult to define the exact character of Dreiser’s “Sister Carrie”, and his original intention. I would say, “as many eyes, so many opinions”, so no wonder there are different approaches and interpretations towards the novel which is influenced not just by the reader’s reading or personal experience, bu...
919 words
2 pages
An Analysis of the Extreme Emotions in "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser
An American Tragedy Life, it can be beautiful, happy, or sad. Life can be any emotion that you can think of. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser, puts us through all these emotions in showing us the extremes in happiness, sadness, anger, and many other emotions to show us what real life is like. To do this most accura...
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