Abstract This thesis is a Feminist literature study on Carrie’s growth in Sister Carrie. The cutting point of the study is the dynamic change of the heroin’s feminist awareness, and her growth is studied through it. Feminist reading on Sister Carrie has been popular in literature fields since the 1980s. Based on the previous study of feminism in Sister Carrie, this study is carried out from a new angle; the process of Carrie’s study is regarded as the developing process of her feminist awareness.42618
Guided by Marxist-feminism theory, the growth of Carrie is pided into three phases under the index of the condition of Carrie’s feminist awareness. In each phase, the features of Carrie’s growth are reflected from various perspectives by discussing the typical factors, such as the contradictory in Carrie’s characteristics, different attitudes towards men and the comparison between Carrie and Hurstwood. Historical literary criticism method is another important theory basis in this study. Based on this theory, an overall statement of the writer and the novel is provided in chapter two. The intention and the effects of Sister Carrie are analyzed from the background of this novel. From the study above, the necessary factors of woman growth are concluded: economical independence, right attitude to career and difficulty.
There are six chapters in this thesis. Chapter one is the introduction part about the purpose, significance, framework of the study and literature review. Chapter two is the statement of the writer and the novel. The three phases of Carrie’s growth are discussed from chapter three to chapter five: the bud of feminist awareness, the preliminary awakening of feminist awareness and the maturity of feminist awareness. Chapter six is the conclusion part, which provides the restatement of the study, as well as the social meaning of Sister Carrie from a new angel.
Key Words: Sister Carrie Feminism Marxist-Feminism Feminist Awareness Woman Growth
毕业论文关键词：《嘉莉妹妹》 女性主义 马克思主义女性主义 女性意识 女性成长