Sister Carrie in Consumer Society as Seen from Deception Within Non-verbal and Verbal Framework and the Fulfillment of Desires

Rong JIN


This essay attempts to analyze the theme of deception which is presented by two forms, one is silence, the other is lie, which are known as the deception within the non-verbal and verbal framework respectively. Widely employed in Sister Carrie, the theme of deception reveals the conflicts between feminine and masculine power through the utterances. In addition, the materialization in the relationship between man and woman especially Carrier and her two lovers is presented in the consumer society. And the protagonists in the novel are tragic products of the inability to communicate with each other and the victims of their desires and consumer society.
Key words: Silence, lie, consumer society, desire
Résumé: Le présent article tente d’analyser le thème de tromperie qui est présenté sous deux formes dont l’une est le silence et l’autre est le mensonge, qui sont considérés comme la tromperie dans le cadre non-verbal et verbal. Amplement employé dans Sister Carrie, le thème de tromperie révèle les conflits entre les puissances féminine et masculine à travers les paroles. De plus, la matérialisation de la relation homme-femme, notamment entre Carrie et ses deux amants, est présentée dans la société de consommation. Et les protagonistes du roman sont les produits tragiques de l’incommunication entre eux et les victimes de leurs désirs et de la société de consommation.
Mots-Clés: silence, mensonge, société de consommation, désir

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