Analysis on the Writing Techniques of Sister Carrie

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v4i2.807

Xiaoxuan Chen

Hubei University of Arts and Science


Dreiser is one of the greatest American writers. His novel Sister Carrie, set in Chicago in the early 20th century, truly reflects all aspects of American society and reveals the existing problems. The novel features a country girl, Carrie, who tries to become a superstar and get rid of poverty in a big city. Analyzing Sister Carrie from the perspective of writing and sorting out the author's ideas can not only enable us to have a better understanding of the characters, but also give us an accurate grasp of the novel's themes.


Sister Carrie; narration; contrast; metaphor; writing techniques; analysis


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