Sister Carrie - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Hurstwood catches Drouet having lunch with a woman other than Carrie and calls him out on it, pretending to accept his excuse that the woman was simply being a friend. Hurstwood then invites Carrie and Drouet out to the theater, spending much of his time charming Carrie. Drouet does nothing to stop the growing attraction between Carrie and Hurstwood.

Chapter 12 Analysis

Hurstwood catches Drouet cheating on Carrie, showing Hurstwood that his interest in Carrie would not violate his friendship with Drouet since he obviously does not take the relationship seriously anyway, foreshadowing a time when Hurstwood will attempt to romance Carrie. Later, Hurstwood takes Carrie and Drouet to the theater and a romance appears to bloom under Droeut's nose. Drouet does nothing to stop it, suggesting he is ready to move on. This too foreshadows the next few chapters in which a change...

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