Sister Carrie - Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 47 Summary

With new success, Carrie finds all kinds of perks. A hotel room in an exclusive hotel is offered to her for practically nothing. Carrie takes it and moves in with Lola. A few days later, Mrs. Vance comes to visit Carrie at the theater and they rekindle their old friendship. Carrie also begins to get tons of letters from admirers and men who want to marry her even before meeting her. Lola teases Carrie about not dating, but Carrie knows the type of men who write those letters and does not want to end up with another Drouet or Hurstwood.

Chapter 47 Analysis

Again, the theme of ambition is clear in this chapter as Carrie begins to enjoy the perks of success. Mrs. Vance comes back into the picture, suggesting that she and Carrie will once again become friends. Carrie refuses to date any...

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