Sister Carrie

Define the function the character, Ames, in the development of the plot. What is his purpose?

In the development of the plot, what is the function of the character, Ames?

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Bob Ames is a cousin of Mrs. Vance, he is modeled on Thomas Edison. His influence causes Carrie to become disillusioned with her success as an actress in comedy and makes her desire to perform more dramatic works.