A Literary Analysis of the metaphors found in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

At the point when Hurstwood starts to decrease in soul in
New York, specifically after he loses his position and stake in the cantina, he
swings to perusing and this turns into his exclusive intrigue. His part on the
planet turns into that of a detached spectator as he quits incorporating in the
public eye. His last emblematic advance out of society apparently comes when
his eyes start to come up short him and, thusly, is never again ready to
peruse.

The city

The city speaks to the future and advancement, and a place
where the past might be overlooked or deleted. Through the eyes of Carrie,
Chicago and New York speak to places where the self might be reexamined and the
past might have stayed away from if not completely overlooked. This is likewise
valid for all the principal characters as they separate themselves from their
pasts by either not talking about prior occasions or by staying away from the
individuals who will recollect them. This is made specifically with Hurstwood most
strikingly when he inclines toward not to participate in discussion with
previous associates from Chicago when he experiences them in New York. This is
likewise valid for Carrie when she moves in the opposite direction of her
family, Drouet, and Hurstwood.

The city comes to stand for flexibility from ties, but it
ought to be recalled that Hurstwood’s fall into insensibility likewise goes
about as a notice of the perils of destroying one’s history in the city. When
he mulls over Carrie’s prosperity in front of an audience in New York, he
understands that she has now entered the ‘walled city’. That is, she has now
been acknowledged (and chosen) into the inward sanctum of riches and a big name
and he is solidly kept out in view of his joblessness and slide into
destitution. On confront esteem, and without the learning of his past
victories, he is just a homeless person in the last couple of parts of the
novel as he is esteemed by his present state as it were.

The stage

Acting is apparently the methods by which Carrie winds up
noticeably effective in the last parts of the novel. It is likewise an image of
execution and assuming a part.

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