The Question and Answer section for Sister Carrie is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Class is a theme in Sister Carrie. Some characters are really rich, some are dirt poor, and some get by. Most characters live inside their class but appearances do not always tell the whole story. The reader has to pay attention to the many class...
Carrie goes through the biggest change over the course of the novel. Unfortunately, in the end, she's come full circle and is no happier than she was when she left her parent's home.
I don't think I would befriend any of the characters in the story, but if I have to choose..... I'll choose Lola. She's real.... no pretension, no airs.