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    Theodore Dreiser

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    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 notions of propriety with the unflinching presentation of real-life subject matter. Even though a majority of his works were about his life experiences, he also wrote

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    patients. The lounging couch now so greatly associated with the psychotherapeutic method of free association was just coming into popular use. This time period reflects the ideas that surrounded Dreiser. Growing up poor in Indiana as the ninth of ten children in a devout Catholic German immigrant family, Dreiser received little formal education as his family moved from town to town. While able to secure a college education at the University of Indiana he only managed to stay enrolled for one year. However

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    condemned by the narrator to the static life of her “rocking chair by [the] window,” where “dreaming shall you long, alone. In your rocking chair, by your window shall you dream such happiness as you shall never feel” (p400). Works Cited Dreiser, Theodore, and E. L. Sister Carrie. Bantam Classics, 1982. Print.

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    Theodore Dreiser was a writer whose dramatic life shown through into his works indirectly. He led a life that could be considered a “typical American” one by the standards of persons reflecting back upon his upbringing and his climb to literary greatness. Dreiser was influenced by the social and political changes during his lifetime, as well as his family and upbringing and the impression those around him had on his life. Born in 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was the ninth of ten siblings

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    "Main themes in "Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser ". Gunel Akhmedova Qafqaz University Master student guncik113.91@list.ru Theodore Dreiser was one of the most eminent novelists of the end of nineteenth and the beginning of twentieth century. He was highly praised both by critics and his fellow writers. Dreiser was the only writer whose novels were included in the compulsory study at universities during his lifetime. One of his well-known novels is “Jennie Gerhardt”, which was published in

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    An Analysis of Sister Carrie It was 1889; Carrie Meeber, an eighteen-year-old girl, was boarding a train from Columbia City to start a new life with her sister and her family in Chicago.  Columbia City was a small town that did not have much to offer to anyone who wanted to make something of themselves.  But in Chicago Carrie believed she would be able to find work and get good money.  Chicago, in 1889, had the peculiar qualifications of growth, which made such adventuresome pilgrimages even on

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    An American Tragedy

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    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 combined, all these elements have a strong message, that there is consequence to straying from God's path.Clyde Griffiths is the perfect example of how a person is led from God's

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    The Struggle for the Perfect Man in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God When we find a love interest and have an opportunity to commit to him or her, we usually do, not noting the consequences we may face by doing so. The first few times around, however, the outcome is usually not the one we had expected and hoped for. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God portray two young women on their trek to

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    dark period “working under the spell of “the meaningless of life” philosophy that was for the most of 1920 and 1921 the guiding light of his stories.”[3] Fitzgerald became briefly interested in the naturalist philosophy, especially of Norris and Dreiser, which rejected realism ... ... middle of paper ... ...es of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (www.ibiblio.org/gutenberg/etext04/8tjzz10u.txt) [7] Bruccoli, Matthew J. Ed., Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Random House, 1980

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    William Faulkner's Use of Shakespeare

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    William Faulkner's Use of Shakespeare Throughout his career William Faulkner acknowledged the influence of many writers upon his work--Twain, Dreiser, Anderson, Keats, Dickens, Conrad, Balzac, Bergson, and Cervantes, to name only a few--but the one writer that he consistently mentioned as a constant and continuing influence was William Shakespeare. Though Faulkner’s claim as a fledgling writer in 1921 that “[he] could write a play like Hamlet if [he] wanted to” (FAB 330) may be dismissed as

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