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 exchange for purposes starting from public lack of knowledge to the publicity-mindedness of an exceptional beginning, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. creation by way of E.L.
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There is little change in Leora or Gottlieb. Romantic love is subordinated to quest for truth. Various social strata are introduced and satirized, from the shoddy farm and village characters of Wheatsylvania to the Rolls-Royce set of New York City. Singled out for special criticism is the Nautilus group, especially the Pickerbaugh family and Irving Watters. Lewis' style, though not of highest literary quality, is yet vivid and readable. He has a tendency toward long sentences, probably in part a result of his wide reading of the nineteenth-century English and American novelists.
Terry Wickett encourages Martin to remain with the Institute for a while as there is more math and chemistry to learn and Martin needs a laboratory. Commentary The shallowness of Holabird and the genuine scholarship of Wickett, concealed under a rough exterior, are again emphasized in this chapter. Terry's reference to his shack in the woods of Vermont is an example of foreshadowing. Satire of the Institute and its high officials is prominent, also, for Martin is expected to rush into print and popularity before the results of his experiment can be thoroughly checked.
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. The rat-fleas have infected the ground squirrels, and Carib has death in every house. The horrors that Martin beholds almost turn him from his determination to experiment as Gottlieb had ordered.
Arrowsmith (Cliffs Notes) by Sinclair Lewis