By Sinclair Lewis

The Pulitzer Prize profitable "Arrowsmith" (an award Lewis refused to just accept) recounts the tale of a physician who's pressured to renounce his alternate for purposes starting from public lack of know-how to the publicity-mindedness of a superb starting place, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. advent through E.L.

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New characters are introduced in the chapter: the Twyford family and the widowed Joyce Lanyon, for whom Martin feels a strange attraction, although he is still faithful to Leora. com success of the experiment and the return of Martin and the others to New York. CHAPTER XXXV Summary The plague has only begun to invade St. Swithin's when Martin divides the population into two equal parts, injecting one half with the plague phage and leaving the other half unprotected. The unphaged half has far more victims than the other, and Martin is elated.

Commentary Again Lewis unifies the novel by bringing in still another member of Digamma Pi after years of absence from the story--Ira Hinkley. Ebullient and obnoxious as ever, Hinkley is still detested by Martin Arrowsmith. All the sordid happenings of the chapter are set against a background of natural beauty of the tropical West Indies. Only one new character is introduced, the black doctor, Oliver Marchand, progressive, wellread, efficient, and dedicated to his profession. com CHAPTER XXXIV Summary Inchcape Jones drives Martin to the village of Carib, worse stricken than Blackwater.

17. Discuss Clif Clawson as a satire on the businessman. 18. Discuss Ira Hinkley as a satire on the clergy. 19. Discuss local color and its reflection of human behavior in each of the divisions of Arrowsmith. 20. Discuss the theme of devotion to work and search for truth as exemplified in Arrowsmith and Gottlieb. com SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OTHER NOTABLE BOOKS BY SINCLAIR LEWIS Main Street (1920): Carol Kennicott's rebellion against the mores of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. " Mantrap (1926): a novel based on a vacation trip in northern Canada.

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