Babbitt Themes & Topics

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The main thrust of the novel is social satire. The focus of the satire is the novel's theme, for Babbitt's quest for material success never brings him happiness, a fact that even he comes to realize; and although he tries to change his lifestyle, eventually he must return to it because he knows no other way than the kind of mass vulgarity which he both created and, in his sanest moments abhors.

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