Sister Carrie - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Carrie and Drouet's relationship has changed somewhat. Carrie finds that Drouet often compares her to finer women on the street, critiquing her way of dress or her look. Drouet has also made it clear that he desires a woman other than Carrie, perhaps a richer woman. Drouet is not faithful to Carrie on his business trips and often lusts after women in front of her. Carrie does not seem to mind. Carrie is busy making herself better, imitating a young woman who lives across the hall from them who is clearly more sophisticated. Hurstwood thinks of Carrie often and does not deny his interest in her.

Chapter 11 Analysis

Carrie is learning a lot about appearance through Drouet and his criticism of her dress, foreshadowing a time when Carrie will use this information to better herself. Carrie is also watching other women, imitating them in order to learn...

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