Teacher Guide

Babbitt Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Babbitt shares thematic content with Lewis’s most famous work, Main Street: both are satires that reveal a fundamental emptiness at the core of American life, though Babbitt concerns itself more with the big city, while Main Street is more about small-town life, creating a nice complementary relationship with one another.

Satirist contemporaries of Lewis's include Aldous Huxley (Brave New World), Dorothy Parker (a poet, short fiction writer, and critic), and Mikhail Bulgakov (Heart of a Dog), among others.

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