Same names, same sartorial obsessions, same irritating approaches to romance — but they lived on opposite ends of the 20th century. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie was considered a scandalous character for her time as a woman who used men to her advantage and never got punished for doing so. Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw sometimes does the same, but in slightly more daring outfits.
Can you tell the differences between these two? See for yourself by differentiating between their quotes:
Made your English teacher and your high school B.F.F. proud? Tell us how you did in the comments below!
Kate Gavino is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for 7STOPS, CMJ and The Prattler, and is currently working on a novel.
This Carrie quiz is brought to you by Clementine Classics: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, the first installment in the Clementine Classics e-book series from Black Balloon Publishing.
Sometimes reading the classics is a chore, but not so with the snarky annotations by Clementine the Hedgehog. Having made her debut as a weekly book reviewer of note on Tumblr in 2012, Clem now takes on Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. On each page, she inserts her keen insights, dark sense of humor and cut-the-crap commentary.
Clementine Classics is a new series from Black Balloon Publishing that gives classic works of literature the contemporary annotations they deserve. Obsessed, possessed and thoroughly distressed by the originals, today's writers riff, rant, praise and flay these old books, giving them new life. The series' beautifully designed e-books are both an act of sincere literary criticism and a new, composite form of humor writing.
KEEP READING: More Quizzes
- Dick Whitman, Meet Yeezy: A Kanye/Don Drapper Quote Quiz
- Quiz: Serial Killer or Bachelorette Contestant?
- Downton Abbey or Prince?