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George F. Babbitt is the quintessential middle-class American who longs to break free of social conformity and embrace the Bohemian life. But art and culture are merely merchandise in America and to George Babbitt, "his motor-car was poetry and tragedy, love and heroism". The word "Babbittry" refers to unthinking conformity to middle-class standards.
Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Fiction