In his confusion

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In his confusion, Babbitt tries to see Tanis, but she too is cold and unfriendly. His wife does not fully  understand the situation and cannot help him. He has no one else to turn to. Babbitt's only support  comes from Ted, who is home on a visit, and Eunice Littlefield. The two young people praise Babbitt  for being so courageous and such a troublemaker, but they view his behavior as a kind of prank, not  as a serious assertion of principle. Babbitt's confrontation with Myra concerning Tanis is quiet. She knew about the affair and, no doubt,  rehearsed a scene of furious revelation; when the blow-up came, however, she was too tired and too  relieved to quarrel. Instead of quarreling about Tanis, they argue about Babbitt's being an old "stick- in-the-mud." The scene is brief, and both Myra and Babbitt go to bed pleased. Again a scene ends  with Babbitt making a promise to himself; this time, he promises to run his own life. Next day, Babbitt cannot remember his reasons for not wanting to join the Good Citizens' League 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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