Sister Carrie - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Carrie and Hurstwood meet in the park. Hurstwood is still upset about Drouet's attentions to Carrie the day before and pushes Carrie to tell him how she feels about him. Again, Hurstwood suggests that she leave Drouet, thinking he might be able to leave his wife despite his fear of public scandal, and suggesting they run away together. Carrie again insists that they be married should they run off together. Finally, Carrie agrees to run away with Hurstwood that Saturday as long as he promises they will marry right away.

Chapter 22 Analysis

Carrie and Hurstwood are both lying to each other, beginning their relationship without the trust essential to a good relationship. Carrie has not told Hurstwood that she and Drouet are not really married, showing her fear that he will not want her after he knows because of social morals that make...

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