Sister Carrie - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Over the weekend, Carrie imagines all the ways she will spend her new salary, such as it on clothing and nights out, and gives no thought to savings. Carrie also imagines she will ride the streetcars to and from work, but will soon realize that these things take more money than she will have. On Monday, Carrie rises early, much too early, and prepares to leave for work. At the factory, Carrie finds that her job will be to work the machine that punches holes into leather for the shoe ties. Carrie finds the work tedious and boring. Not only is the work monotonous, but her co-workers are unsophisticated and the men are rude. Carrie is revolted and miserable.

Chapter 4 Analysis

Carrie has found a job, but it is a menial job and one that she does not like. Carrie also feels she...

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