Howard Littlefield is supposed to be a "Great Scholar." Zenith's middle class is extremely anti-intellectual, yet Littlefield is a popular member of Zenith's middle class. Why?
How is Riesling different from the typical Zenith businessman?
Why are disappointed dreams and youthful ambitions a prevalent theme in Babbitt?
How does the mayoral race show that middle-class values threaten political democracy?
Why does Babbitt break up with Tanis? Why does he choose to end his rebellion and return to his conventional, middle-class life?