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Babbit

Summary: Sinclair Lewis,"Babbit", a portrayal of George Babbit and American Life in the 1920's.
George Babbitt needs strong personality-altering drugs. Lots of them. Once a successful businessman, George is quickly taken over by an onslaught of pressures and conflicts, culminating in Babbitt, a witty and ironic account of the Roaring Twenties. In Sinclair Lewis' novel Babbitt, George Babbitt enters into conflict through three distinct themes that satirize typical American life in the 1920's. Babbitt, the anti-hero, struggles with three main conflicts continuously throughout the tale: against himself, society, and his environment. "Babbitt is sharp, knowledgeable, energetic, hypocritical, and as crooked as he ever needs to be to get anything he wants" (Clark 106). It is possibly most troubling that these traits could just as easily personify the era as they do Babbitt. These issues cause George Babbitt to fall into a downward spiral of self-destruction which is halted only by his cowardly return to the norm. He is merely a scapegoat to show the...

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