Sister Carrie - Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 43 Summary

Carrie is home one day when the grocer comes to the flat looking for payment on Hurstwood's bill. Carrie is shocked and angry, unable to pay the bill because it is so large. Carrie yells at Hurstwood and again suggests he get a job. While Carrie is at work, Hurstwood reads about a labor strike among the motormen and conductors of the Brooklyn trolleys. Hurstwood, feeling somewhat ashamed of Carrie's anger at him over the credit bill, decides to go to Brooklyn and apply to drive a trolley. Hurstwood arrives in Brooklyn early in the morning and faces a group of angry strikers when he applies for the job.

Chapter 43 Analysis

Hurstwood is ashamed of his behavior when the grocer comes looking for his money, suggesting that he still cares what Carrie thinks of him. Hurstwood decides to try something. However, the strike...

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