Babbitt: A Novel of Initiation
Available Online 15 March 2021.
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.061How to use a DOI?
- Babbitt, initiation, archetype
The masterpiece of Sinclair Lewis Babbitt was the first novel in America that won the Nobel Prize. Although there are already a large amount of studies on the novel, most of them focused on the commercial culture it reflects. From the perspectives of archetype theory and initiation story, this paper makes its concentration on the protagonist Babbitt, analyzing the five stages of the initiation progress of Babbitt from ignorance to maturity. In doing so, this paper attempts to resolve the controversial problem aroused by the characterization of Babbitt.
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TY - CONF AU - Aoshuang Yang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/15 TI - Babbitt: A Novel of Initiation BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 323 EP - 325 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.061 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.061 ID - Yang2021 ER -