Naturalism in Sister Carrie
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... and Number, and Naturalism in Sister Carrie Sister Carrie, as other works by Theodore Dreiser representsthe movement of Naturalism in theater, film, and literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements as Romanticism or Surrealism, in which subjects may receive highly symbolic, idealistic, or even supernatural treatment. (Wikipedia)
In the novel the main character, Carrie, begins to adjust to the changes in her life after she breaks away from the life she is dissatisfied with in Wisconsin. Her first adventure is that of taking the train to Chicago where her older sister, Minnie lives with her husband Sven. Even as she travels there her life takes o...