Sister Carrie - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Carrie is taken to her sister's apartment where she meets her sister's husband, Sven Hanson. Hanson is a cold man who spends much of his time either reading the paper or playing with the couple's young child. The only reason Hanson has agreed to have Carrie stay with them is that Carrie has agreed to pay four dollars a month for rent. Carrie attempts to fit into the household and helps with the domestic chores, but is largely ignored by Hanson. Over dinner, Carrie asks where she should go to find work and receives little help except to be pushed in a general direction. Hanson goes to bed early because he has to be at work early. The next morning, Carrie rises after Hanson has left and goes in search of work. Carrie is so shy that she fails to enter the first...

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