The Rebelling Character on Sister Carrie from Theodore Dreiser
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- Sister Carrie, American life, Movement of Feminist, Rebelling Character.
At the end of the nineteenth century comes a generation of Naturalism writers whose ideas and consciousness focus on the workings of the universe and the society's disorders, and they also like to have the harsher insight into the reality, especially the distinctive rebelling traits on Sister Carrie written by Theodore Dreiser. Dreiser fundamentally changes the Femininity by describing Sister Carrie, who used to be a countryside girl easily at the mercy of man, becomes a financially independent "New Woman" by being self-reliance, which forms a contrast to the "True Women" in the genteel tradition. As the heroine of the novel, she has either no confession of her immoral wrongdoing or a tragic death in pain, but the story ends in the enormous success of Carrie, which is a big surprise ending. The author shows us clearly that American traditional moral and social practices misunderstand the real human nature, so are the traditional novels. The book becomes a literary evidence of the rising Feminist Movement of the 19th century. By reviewing the book Sister Carrie and the depiction of independent rebellious characters on Sister Carrie, I would like to reveal and demonstrate the real life of the United States during the period of monopoly capitalism.
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TY - CONF AU - Yan Liu PY - 2017/01 DA - 2017/01 TI - The Rebelling Character on Sister Carrie from Theodore Dreiser BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Engineering Management (Iconf-EM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iconfem-16.2016.26 DO - 10.2991/iconfem-16.2016.26 ID - Liu2017/01 ER -