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    Babbit 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 seems to be

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    During the early 20th century, the expansion of the immigrant population and wealthy class represented the changes occurring in America. Through Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis and Hester Street, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, we absorb personal stories of both sides. Babbitt epitomizes the lifestyle of the wealthy through his desire for material things and his discontent with his life. Jake represents the immigrant population, caring more about finding his identity as an American than big houses and

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    Man, Raymond Babbit is portrayed by actor, Dustin Hoffman. Raymond Babbit is a patient of the Walbrook Institute where he was placed at a young age. Raymond is diagnosed with Savants Syndrome. In Raymond’s case, he functions at an impressively high level (Inc., 2004). Savant syndrome is diagnosed when an individual performs basic cognitive processes below what is deemed as normal. However these individuals exhibit exceptional abilities in certain areas. In the case of Raymond Babbit, his memory was

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    In this novel there is a main character named Babbitt, who is just a normal person, middle class who believes that the only way Americans can be truly happy is if they are rich. In his beliefs, following society is the only way to get there, living the life of just working and being materialistic. Babbitt soon realizes that it’s time for a change but after being in the system for too long its quiet hard for him to pull himself away from that dark world of proper society. Babbitt currently lives

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    Babbitt: Conformity In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society.      George F. Babbitt is a man who is completely controlled by the conformist society in which he lives. Pressure to conform lies in all aspects of Babbitt's

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    Each individual has the need and desire to excel in life and reach clearly outline goals. Even if those goals are different for each, the one similar aspect is that nobody wishes to fail at attaining them. Do we expect to be rewarded on the hard work we put in attaining those dreams? Sure; many of us, wish to graduate college and give our own children some sort of financial stability that will also put them thru college. Basically; settling into a career, making a comfortable living, buying a house

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    Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit      The idea of conspicuous consumption, or buying unnecessary items to show one's wealth, can be seen in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.  Lewis describes the main character of the book, George F. Babbitt, as a person who has his values and priorities all mixed up.  Babbitt buys the most expensive and modern material goods just to make himself happy and make people around his aware of his status.  He is more concerned about these items than

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    Even though unhappy, Babbit "asserts his new independence [and]…refuses to join" a new respected organization formed in Zenith. This takes much courage and Babbit prides himself for his perseverance. Although Babbit is proud of his independence, many people end their friendships with him because he will not conform to their liking. Babbit uses his free time to think through and organize his life. He realizes that he needs "the

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    as the case of Babbit v Calderon. With the information provided, I would agree with the appellate court’s decision and find that Mr. Babbit’s actions were indeed voluntary. My reasons derive from the way the evidence was presented in this case. On a December night, Babbit broke into Leah Schendel’s apartment and brutally beat and sexually assaulted her. Her cause of death was determined to be heart failure caused by the stress related to the incident. The following night, Babbit robbed and attempted

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    The theme in books by Sinclair Lewis1 relates to the time in which they were written. In both Babbit (1922) and Main Street (1920) Lewis shows us the American culture of the 1920's. He writes about the growing cities, the small towns, the common American man, the strong American need to conform, cultural integration, morals (or lack of in some cases), and he touches upon the women lib movement. All of these and more successfully describe the 1920's.       "The parties

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