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Sister Carrie written by Theodore Dreiser portrays the life of a young innocent girl whose lifestyle is drastically changed when she moves into the city Carrie the main character is very optimistic and imaginative She views life as a dream with its many luxuries and pleasures At first she lacks all the things she sees in her dream but through acquaintances and relationships she hopes to satisfy her needs and be happy in life Carrie is only eighteen years old and is allured by the opportunities and glimmer of city life when she boards a train headed for Chicago She believes it will be much more fun elegant and exciting than living on a farm This can be seen when the author says She felt out of place but the great view of the room soothed her and the view of the well dressed throng outside seemed a splendid thing Carrie is very much indeed out of place She has no money and can only find a meager job She also finds the situation at home with her sister very frustrating and depressing Carrie now feels that the city is not all that it seems to be Drouet is a very important figure in Carries life He meets her on the train to Chicago and amazes and entices her with his looks smooth manner and sharp appearance For example the author states that Carrie felt There was something satisfactory in the attention of this individual with his good clothes Drouet is almost like a savior helping Carrie get back on her feet when she was just about at the end of her rope When Carrie is with Drouet she feels secure and jolly because she has a guardian who will buy things for her and take care of her However she does not understand true love and does not see Drouet for who he really is Instead she looks upon him as a
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