There Dreiser described the last London period in the life of the outstanding American financier, millionaire, and developer of a public transport network in Chicago — Frank Algernon Cowperwood. As in life, in the novel less than one million dollars is left from the multimillion funds of Cowperwood. The London projects continue to grow rapidly without his participation. Berenice Fleming like Emilia Grigsby, being a delicate girl, who appreciates the beauty, starts looking for the meaning of life in the Indian philosophy.
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There Dreiser described the last London period in the life of the outstanding American financier, millionaire, and developer of a public transport network in Chicago — Frank Algernon Cowperwood. As in life, in the novel less than one million dollars is left from the multimillion funds of Cowperwood.
The London projects continue to grow rapidly without his participation. Berenice Fleming like Emilia Grigsby, being a delicate girl, who appreciates the beauty, starts looking for the meaning of life in the Indian philosophy.
She remains alone forever and cherishes the memory of her extraordinary, energetic beloved. Berenis Fleming, a red-haired noble and beautiful woman, has a beneficial effect on the nature of the protagonist. She responds to the betrayals of her man far otherwise than his legitimate wife Aileen Butler: without hysterics, retaliations and attempts to harm the rival or herself. Frank Cowperwood sees something more than just a mistress, wife and friend in a young, cool-headed, enough tough-minded girl.
She conceals an ineradicable attainment of beauty, which leads her to the God. While the Chicago millionaire lives according to his desires to gain profit and satisfy his sensuality, Berenice Fleming enjoys life in all its external manifestations. She is fascinated by the ancient English cathedrals, Norwegian lappers and Indian sacred groves. The difference between Frank and his young lover is revealed during their visit to the Canterbury Cathedral. The internal view of the girl is directed to the past and future, Frank thinks objectively about things around him and lives in the present.
Unlike Berenice, Frank does not seek the God — he denies it. Movement of Cowperwood to London and his business affairs related to the city underground are described in the novel as a natural state of a man, accustomed to deal with large-scale financial operations.
Frank comes to a new stage thanks to Berenice. Her delicate support relieves his defeat in the Chicago City Council and opens up new business prospects. He realizes that he lives wrongly and it is time to stop and end up in this picturesque place together with Berenis and the classics of the world literature, whose works he never managed to learn, but … work first.
Death from appendicitis of thirty-five years old Caroline Hand and an accidental visit to the cemetery of Pere-Lachaise suggests to Cowperwood the idea of frailties of life. But when he faces his own death, he acts exclusively businesslike: arranges the papers, orders a tomb in Greenwood Cemetery, and discusses with his wife the fulfillment of his postmortem wishes.
Being deeply in love with her husband Mrs. On the contrary, we have Berenice Fleming, who tries to get the meaning of life in India during four years. Back in America, she decides to set up a hospital for the poor in Bronx, which is the only one reasonable postmortem wish of Cowperwood according to her. She focuses on charity, being all for sick children.
But it is also interesting from a descriptive point of view. America New York , Europe London, Paris, Norway , Asia India are represented by general pictures of the cities life and by the local sketches of the famous Parisian restaurant Maxim, the Canterbury Cathedral, the picturesque English estates, the refined everyday life of the European nobility, including the Queen of Great Britain, with whom Frank, Berenice and Lord Stane drink tea, and the life arrangement of the Norwegian sailors, fisherfolk and Lapps and the poor population of India.
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“The Stoic”, a literary analysis of Theodore Dreiser’s novel
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Theodore Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, the twelfth of 13 children. His childhood was spent in poverty, or near poverty, and his family moved often. In spite of the constant relocations, Dreiser managed to attend school, and, with the financial aid of a sympathetic high school teacher, he was able to attend Indiana University. However, the need for income forced him to leave college after one year and take a job as a reporter in Chicago. Over the next 10 years, Dreiser held a variety of newspaper jobs in Pittsburgh, St.
The Stoic is a novel by Theodore Dreiser , written in and first published in This series of novels depicts Frank Cowperwood, a businessman based on the real-life streetcar tycoon Charles Yerkes. Dreiser had attempted to complete his trilogy in the early s, but he was unable to begin The Stoic until near the end of his life; he died before he could finish the manuscript, and his widow Helen assembled the novel's final pages. Cowperwood, still married to his estranged wife Aileen, lives with Berenice. He decides to move to London, England, where he intends to take over and develop the underground railway system. Meanwhile, he tries to fix Aileen up with Tollifer, but she becomes enraged when she finds out it was a ruse.
Theodore Dreiser — was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to working-class parents, including a German immigrant father. Dreiser also experienced his share of romantic complications, and his marriages to Sara Osborne White and Helen Richardson were characterized by sustained infidelity. Dreiser never finished high school and attended Indiana University for one year before embarking on a three-year stint as a journalist at a variety of newspapers, including the Chicago Globe , New York World , and St. Louis Globe-Democrat. During his early career, Dreiser also worked as an editor and freelance writer for national magazines. In , Dreiser began his first novel, Sister Carrie , with the encouragement of his wife, Sara Osborne White, and his novelist friend, Arthur Henry. The Doubleday Company published the novel reluctantly, upholding a verbal agreement to publish it but refusing adequately to promote or distribute the novel because of objections over its moral content.