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  • Comforts Babbitt Throughout The Whole Novel
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    Empty Conformity The depressing tragedy known as Babbitt, by Lewis Sinclair, accurately portrays the convention of life in the 1920's. Sinclair precisely evokes the conformity and orthodox life styles that shaped a growing culture. Man, in the 1920's, is caught in a lifestyle where he is continually fed on what to think. Lewis cunningly explains the constraints of convention that plagued George Babbitt, and mocks society as a whole for its lack of liberal views. Babbitt throughout the novel seem...
  • Different Hobbit And George Babbitt
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    Babbitt vs. The Hobbit Sinclair Lewis' character of George Babbitt is similar to J.R. R Tolkien's character of Bilbo Baggins, but they are also very different. These two characters are alike in two different ways: in personality and the heroic journey. However, on every other subject these two characters are extraordinarily different. The most basic of these differences being that George Babbitt is an anti-hero and Bilbo Baggins is a hero. In the beginning both characters seem very much alike in...
  • Character Of George Babbitt
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    Youth As An Aspect of George Babbitt's Character The aspect of youth and being young is a prevalent aspect found in George Babbitt, the main character of Sinclair Lewis Babbitt. On the outside, Babbitt comes across as a very conformist and self-serving individual. However, upon further examination, Babbitt becomes less and less a prevalent societal figure, and more so an individual who is haunted by indecision and insecurity. Like a young child, he frequently enters into an imaginative world whe...
  • Gatspy And Babbitt
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    political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick, or the return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. In these concluding lines of Ralph Waldo Emersons essay, he once again pounds his beliefs in nonconformatism across to the reader. The examples of Jay Gatspy, in The Great Gatspy, a...
  • Novel Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis
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    Everyone at some point in time lives their life hoping to someday achieve the ultimate goal, the American Dream. If the American dream isn't the force that drives us, it may be another force; Greed. In the novel Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, the character of George Babbitt wants to live in a better world, a world in which class barriers would be easier to penetrate. He currently lives in the city of Zenith, an industrialized mid-west city where what you have separates you from the next person. It i...
  • Lewis's Babbitt
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    Babbitt If one were to look at the words of any modern dictionary they would find amongst them the word Babbitt. If one were to glance, however at a dictionary from the early part of this century, the word Babbitt would not appear. The word Babbitt means "a self satisfied person who conforms readily to conventional middle class ideas and ideals, especially of business and material success" (Websters New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, 106). The word Babbitt, and its subsequent meaning, comes fr...

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