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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

  • Theodore Dreiser and Psychology

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    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

  • Main Themes In Jennie Gerhardt By Theodore Dreiser

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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

  • Theodore Dreiser Influenced His Life

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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

  • The Protagonist in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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    It was a long was too this better thing—or so it seemed—and comfort was about her, hence the inactivity and longing” (p386). Accordingly, her passivity is her failure once more, and she cycles back into her nature of longing. Perhaps it is that Dreiser fails to fully render justice to Carrie’s beauty with his words (thus we lack the complete visual magnetism of Carrie) and therefore she so often seems a frightfully uninspiring character. As with Drouet “there was something delicate and lonely in

  • The Distinction of Social Classes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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    had populations that exceeded a million. With the growing population, the economy’s stability began to fluctuate. The instability within the states gave rise to two distinct populations within America, the upper and the working classes. Theodore Dreiser, knowing the volatile state America was built upon, highlighted the economic differences between the wealthy and the poor in his novel Sister Carrie. During the eighteenth century, America had transformed from a simple homestead into an ornate country

  • Free College Essays - Analysis of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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    "Her woman's heart was warm with desire for them6[6]."  Getting to wear nice clothes was important to women at this time.  They were starting to make a name for themselves and wanted to be respected.   I think the author, Theodore Dreiser, was very clear with what he was trying to write about in this novel.  He wanted to show that women could succeed in anything they set their heart on.  Even in the work force.  He shoed the hardships that women had to face every day

  • Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy And The Female Influence

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    Olivia Farina Professor Mason Introduction to Fiction 25 February 2018 Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and the Female Influence Theodore Dreiser is a female fanatic. Many of his novels focus on women in the 1900’s and their roles in society along with the taboos they hold and the morals they break. His obsession with the opposite sex and femininity stems from the women he was surrounded by while growing up as well as those he developed a romantic or sexual relationship with. Many of Dreiser’s sources

  • The Naturalist Known as Theodore Dresier

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    The Naturalist known as Theodore Dreiser Throughout history there has been many great authors that have created even greater works, and some people refer to these as classics. However, what truly makes an authors’ work a classic? “The idea of a classic implies something that has continuance and consistence, and which produces unity and tradition, and transmits itself, and endures.” “A true classic, is an author who has expressed his thought, and who has spoken to all in his own peculiar style”

  • Money Makes the Man in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie

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    Sister Carrie Through the social criticism of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are driven “by ignorance and in ability to withstand the pressures of the shallow American yearning for money, success, fashion -- dreams about which Dreiser himself was indeed an authority” (W.A. Swanberg 254). Throughout his career, Dreiser wrote for a variety of periodicals in order to earn