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Chapter 12

On returning home, Babbitt resumes his official duties and recreational activities. To feel fit, he vows once again to quit smoking. As well, he resolves to take up baseball. But like smoking and eating less, he somehow never finds the time to execute his resolutions. Instead, he shifts his interest to golf. Once a week he and Myra and Tinka see a movie. And often he makes time to go for a drive with Paul.


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Babbitt hankers for change from the monotony of routine office work, especially after the wonderfully relaxing vacation with Paul.. He tries to entertain himself with various activities in his leisure hours. Playing bridge, baseball and golf refresh his mind and keep him healthy. Going out to the movies with his family provides him not only entertainment but also moral satisfaction. By talking to Paul, he is able to unwind his mind and also share his problems. In short, little happens apart from Babbitt's increased leisure time.

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