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In the novel Babbit written by Sinclair Lewis the main character George Babbit goes through many changes in his life He always seems to be concerned with his physical appearance He makes sure that he is dressed well to impress and that his hair looks good He is very concerned about his son Ted He takes notice in Teds actions toward school He realizes that Ted does not want to attend college and this disturbs him In the beginning of the book and until the very end Babbit shows no love or respect for his wife Myra they constantly fight But in the end it is the exact opposite George Babbit is primarily concerned with his money and the way that other people perceive him On a typical day for Babbit he has a dilemma about what he should wear like he is almighty and important Now where the devil is that gray suit Oh yes here we are His second embellishment was combing and slicking back his hair It gave him a tremendous forehead arching up two inches beyond the formal hair-line We all know that there is something hiding under Babbits expensive suit Lewis begins to describe in detail as to what Babbit was wearing This gray suit was well cut well made and completely undistinguished It was a standard suit His shoes were black laced boots good boots honest boots standard boots extraordinarily uninteresting boots The way that Lewis describes the boots is the way that he perceives Babbit honest good standard and uninteresting pg 11 Ted wants the readers to think that he actually cares about what Ted does with his future But in reality the only thing that he cares about is himself and what people think of him Ive found out its a mighty nice thing to be able to say youre a BA Babbit then makes an attempt to make Ted feel bad You dont think that a
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