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Unformatted text preview: Tanis Judique's friendship strengthens Babbitt's resolution. At the club and elsewhere, he continues to be critical of many generally accepted beliefs. Some of his friends consider him a crank, but a few, like Vergil Gunch, seem seriously concerned about Babbitt's radicalism. Babbitt soon begins to spend all his free time with Tanis and thinks of her constantly when they are apart. Furthermore, whenever he compares the chic Tanis with the dumpy Myra, his wife comes out second best. At times, Myra's comments or behavior make him feel guilty, and he often resolves to spend more time with her, but his longing for Tanis usually triumphs, and he hastens to join his lover. Tanis is one of a group of bohemians who call themselves "The Bunch." This group has frequent late parties, where the members spend their time dancing wildly and drinking heavily. Babbitt learns to be parties, where the members spend their time dancing wildly and drinking heavily....
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- Fall '08