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Babbitt is seemingly a highly virtuous man

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Babbitt is seemingly a highly virtuous man. He advocates and praises the wisdom of many laws,  although he does not always observe them. He is a regular contributor to his church and other  reliable charities. He does not believe in cheating — except when everyone else is doing it, or when  it is necessary in order to protect himself. The balance of the chapter contains a detailed account of the way in which Babbitt and Conrad Lyte,  a local speculator, pull off a slightly dishonest real-estate deal and make a nice profit, at the expense  of a helpless grocer in one of Zenith's residential districts. Lewis begins Babbitt by describing the setting — the city of Zenith — then placing the main  character, George F. Babbitt, in the setting. The portrait is of an unimaginative Midwestern America 
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