By Sinclair Lewis
The Pulitzer Prize successful "Arrowsmith" (an award Lewis refused to simply accept) recounts the tale of a physician who's compelled to renounce his alternate for purposes starting from public lack of awareness to the publicity-mindedness of an excellent origin, and turns into an remoted seeker of medical fact. advent through E.L.
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A few dissenters consider her lazy, careless, and slightly stupid. Yet she never missed a chance to aid her husband, whether by earning a living as a secretary, assisting him in his laboratory work, making him comfortable and keeping in the background when he was studying, or by accompanying him to the plague-stricken West Indies, where she was to meet her own death. It is one of life's ironies that her desire to visit France was never realized. Another is that her husband, within a year or two after her death, married a woman as different from her as one human can be from another.
They are the narrow-minded, small-town type that Lewis often satirized. CLIF CLAWSON One of these members is Clif Clawson, an exaggerated character who is a practical joker, a windbag, and a noisy disturber of peace. Yet he furnishes relief as a roommate for the serious Martin, who regards Clif as his best friend. Years later, when Clif is forty, he calls on Martin in New York and boasts about his dishonest schemes for moneymaking and his brushes with the law. Joyce is unfavorably impressed by Clif, as Martin knew she would be, and it is really she who breaks up the friendship between the two men.
The laboratories in which Martin worked are brought close to the reader; so are the interiors of certain rooms, such as the hall where Capitola McGurk entertained with scientific dinners, as well as the interior of the home in which Martin met Joyce Lanyon, that of the Twyfords at St. Swithin in the West Indies. The reader feels that he has actually seen the places and people that Lewis describes. Local color provides details of scenery, customs, appearance, speech, and human relations. ESSAY TOPICS AND REVIEW QUESTIONS 1.
Arrowsmith (Cliffs Notes) by Sinclair Lewis