Study Guide

Sister Carrie Characters

By Theodore Dreiser

Carrie Meeber

We sure do meet a lot of Carries in this novel—the girl goes through three different names...

George Hurstwood

Of all the characters in Sister Carrie, Hurstwood probably undergoes the most dramatic change...

Charles Drouet

Like Carrie and Hurstwood, Drouet is a type. Specifically, Drouet is a drummer (a.k.a. travelling...

Bob Ames

So Bob Ames (Mrs. Vance's cousin) doesn't get all that much stage time, but he's a pretty...

Julia Hurstwood

Julia Hurstwood is George Hurstwood's wife. Like Drouet, she's basically a wannabe, longing to be...

Mrs. Vance

Mrs. Vance lives across the hall from Carrie and Hurstwood's New York apartment. She and her...

Minnie Hanson

Minnie is Carrie's older sister, with whom Carrie stays when she first gets to Chicago. A new...

Sven Hanson

Sven is Minnie's husband (a.k.a. Carrie's brother-in-law), and he's a hard-working, frugal guy:...

Mrs. Hale

Mrs. Hale is one of Carrie and Drouet's neighbors in their Chicago apartment. Mrs. Hale is...

Minor Characters

Lola is an actress and Carrie's friend, and the two eventually become roommates. Jessica...