“Сестра Керри” by Teador Drayzer
The first book written by Theodore Dreiser was Sister Carrie (1900). It is based partially on the biography of one of the parents. erased the author, Emma, and is based on factual information, just as the writer’s other works. Young and rural Carolina Meeber, the book’s protagonist, travels to the massive, enticing city of Chicago in search of a spot in the sun. She equates happiness with material prosperity, as would be expected of a normal American of the era. She is not unfamiliar with independence and practicality. She is responsive and direct though. It is without a doubt the writer’s accomplishment that the protagonist is a vibrant, dynamic, and distinctly American character. At first nearly idealistic, Kerry, this “little soldier of fortune,” as its author describes her, succeeds rapidly enough at the expense of losing her ideals – at the expense of men who are drawn to her looks. The protagonist, Kerry, becomes more self-centered and prudent as she moves up the social scale and closer to her “dream,” and her capacity for compassion lessens.