Sister Carrie Setting & Symbolism

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Shoe Factory

Carrie's first job upon arriving in Chicago is working in a shoe factory; hard menial labor that Carrie finds deeply unsatisfactory and will remember throughout the novel.

Clothing

It is Carrie's deep desire for nice clothing at the beginning of the novel that leads her to agree to moving out of her sister's place and putting herself in the debt of Drouet.

Under the Gas Light

Under the Gas Light is the name of the play Carrie stars in as Laura while living with Drouet in Chicago.

Letters

Carrie and Hurstwood write letters to one another during their affair in care of a local post office in order to keep a proper distance from one another. It is in a letter that Carrie attempts to end the affair.

Hannah and Hogg

Hannah and Hogg is the name of the resort, or bar, where Hurstwood is a...

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