May Arnold A middle

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May Arnold  A middle-aged widow; Riesling's lady friend in Chicago. George F. Babbitt  A middle-aged real-estate broker. To some extent, Babbitt is merely a stereotype  and a caricature of a middle-class businessman; this is particularly true in regard to his speech  patterns, his political and social ideas, and the organizations to which he belongs. He vaguely  senses that his life is not a good one, and blindly he strikes out, trying to assert himself and find  happiness. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the courage or the ability to succeed and, despite his  yearnings, he is destined to remain what he was at the beginning of the novel: a small-minded,  intolerant, poorly educated conformist "leader of society," concerned primarily with appearances and  prone to attack whatever he does not understand. Myra Babbitt 
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