By Sinclair Lewis
The Pulitzer Prize successful "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 knowledge to the publicity-mindedness of a very good origin, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. creation by way of E.L.
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Return to New York and marriage to Joyce (Chapters XXXVI-XXXIX) 8. Decision to join Wickett in Vermont (Chapter XL) Each major episode is almost a complete story in itself although linked to the whole by the growth and development of the central character. Other characters are important as their lives are intertwined with his. Suspense is maintained throughout the novel, but the ending is rather a letdown after the excitement of the fight against disease in the West Indies. com TECHNIQUE OF TELLING, STYLE, SETTING The story is told in the third person, the central figure being Martin Arrowsmith, though Gottlieb occasionally takes the center of the stage.
Preposterous and exuberant, he considers himself just a little below Tennyson as a versifier and a duplicate of Theodore Roosevelt in appearance. His outrageous health jingles are widely copied and repeated, for example: You can't get health By a pussyfoot stealth, So let's every health-booster Crow just like a rooster. Yet Pickerbaugh would make clean the outside of the cup in Nautilus, while unsanitary conditions persisted beneath the surface, for fear of making enemies. Martin saw through this situation at once.
The part of her life which she feels to have been most useful, however, is that in which she played the part of an almshouse cook. She teaches Martin bridge and plays tennis with him. They are married with pomp and ceremony the next January in St. com Church. Terry Wickett refuses to act as best man. For three months, they travel in Europe, Martin having for the first time the opportunity to observe the great laboratories of London, Paris, and Copenhagen. He is happy except for dreadful seconds when Leora floats between them, she who never realized her aspiration to see France.
Arrowsmith (Cliffs Notes) by Sinclair Lewis