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  • George Babbitt of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

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    George Babbitt: Image of a Presbyterian In Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis portrays religion as a corrupt business.  In fact, he emphasizes this by focusing on his main character George Babbitt.  George Babbitt is characterized as a businessman in Zenith.  He is a man preoccupied about his reputation and his image before the main leaders of the town he lives in.  Lewis creates a hypocritical figure for Babbitt through his reasons for being a Presbyterian.  He says that if you were to question

  • Babbitt Analysis

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    Sinclair Lewis’s novel, Babbitt, details the life of the titular character, Babbitt, who finds discontent with his life but is unable to change it. Lewis uses this character to satirize 1920s the American lifestyle by highlighting the hypocrisy and hollowness of Babbitt’s life. Babbitt’s friendships appear to be false and only serve functional purposes. Members of the Booster’s club only make connections to better themselves politically or socially. Babbitt, like the others, makes these connections

  • Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair

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    In the Sinclair Lewis novel, Babbitt, the main character is a man who lives his whole life under the presumption that the only way to be happy is to follow society. Daily, he walks the path of right-wing social law, believing that only wealth can bring him happiness. Babbitt eventually makes an effort to change his ways, but is too deep into the system to pull himself from the lifeless abyss of proper society. George F. Babbitt lives in a society that prohibits creativity at the cost of wealth

  • 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 is

  • Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt

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    Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt The book under analysis herein is Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt.  The copy I am using in this research is published by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1950.  The original version was published in 1922, but there is no information in this book regarding what printing or edition it may be.  This edition encompasses thirty four chapters which span 401 pages in length as they are printed here.  One interesting note is that the novel is dedicated to Edith Wharton.

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

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    Winifred "Winnie" Foster from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a sheltered but curious pre-teen who wants to explore the world outside the gates of her home, but is never allowed to because of her helicopter parents. At the beginning, all she wants to do is run away and make a difference in the world and have an adventure of sorts. But what Winnie doesn't know is that particular summer will be one she will never forget. That summer will change her from a sheltered, shy, and obedient little

  • Charlie Babbitt Movie Analysis

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    Charlie Babbitt, a Los Angeles car dealer, is in the middle of a big deal. However, he is being threatened by the EPA, and if Charlie cannot meet its requirements he will lose a significant amount of money. Charlie then leaves for a weekend trip to Palm Springs with his girlfriend, Susanna. However, his trip is cancelled by news that his father, Sanford Babbitt, has died. Charlie goes to Cincinnati where he learns that the three million dollars that his father left is being directed to a mental institution

  • Character Analysis Of Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis

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    In Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, George F. Babbitt appears to be a conventional middle-class citizen whose life is an example of the destructive and misguided self-love that characterized the United States in the 1920`s. A superficial businessman, Babbitt`s “identity”, or lack thereof, is found in his acquiescent contempt for individuality, as he readily adapts the norms imposed upon him by mainstream society. Consequently, he utilizes his possessions and wealth to convince everyone, including himself

  • Key Elements in Sinclair Lewis', Babbitt

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    Sinclair Lewis, the author of Babbitt, devised several key literary elements to explain his full effect and purpose for writing his novel. Babbitt is a satirist look, at not only one man, but an entire society as well. He exposes the hypocrisy and mechanization of American society in the 1920’s. In the story Lewis focuses on his main character George Babbitt, the protagonist throughout much of the book, who is a business with lofty aims and a desire to climb the ladder of the social class. To fully

  • Key Elements of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

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    Key Elements of Babbitt Sinclair Lewis, the author of Babbitt, devised several key literary elements to explain his full effect and purpose for writing his novel.  Babbitt is a satirist look at not only one man, but an entire society as well.  He exposes the hypocrisy and mechanization of American Society in the 1920's.  In the novel Lewis focuses on his main character Babbitt, the protagonist throughout much of the book, who is a businessman with lofty aims and a desire to climb the ladder of the

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