Ten Years Later
Kind of Activity:
Students will write an imagined epilogue to the novel.
Common Core Standards:
Babbitt ends on a relatively hopeful note: although George has gone back to his old life, his brief flirtation with liberalism has changed him, at least a little bit. This is most apparent in the conversation with Ted that ends the novel. Babbitt tells his son that he should feel free to live his life as he wants, without worrying about what other people will think. George Babbitt wants to absolve his son of the things that he himself spent so much time fearing....
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