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Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis - "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis In the novel "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis, written in 1925, one can read of our world's lack of idealism in science, most often found in the medical profession (Encarta, 1). This book portrays the times in terms of scientific advancement not being idealistic, mostly in the medical field. Our scientists could not come up with their own ideas and our progress was going nowhere, fast. Although, today we are advancing so rapidly that we have no choice but to move and experiment, there is no time to slow down and copy old works....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith ] 1817 words
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Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair - In the Sinclair Lewis novel, Babbitt, the main character is a man who lives his whole life under the presumption that the only way to be happy is to follow society. Daily, he walks the path of right-wing social law, believing that only wealth can bring him happiness. Babbitt eventually makes an effort to change his ways, but is too deep into the system to pull himself from the lifeless abyss of proper society. George F. Babbitt lives in a society that prohibits creativity at the cost of wealth, but grants only supposed happiness....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Babbitt Social Conformity] 1026 words
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American Authors: Sinclair Lewis - Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis was one of the greatest American authors from the 1920s to the 1930s. Lewis’ early novels failed to bring him fame and success but that later changed when these novels came along. His successes in the novels Babbitt and Main Street shot him up to commercial fame. Lewis was a great American novelist and writer. Lewis wrote novels, poems, and even short stories. His works redefined and brought to light many issues in America that were thought to be normal and just but were not at the time....   [tags: biography, poems, short stories] 1107 words
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Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis - Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis In the novel Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis touches upon various issues that characterize American society. Marriage was one of these various issues that Lewis focused on. In the story, George Babbitt was married and his best friend, Paul Riesling, was married. They both seemed uneasy about their marriages and were not pleased with their situations. George always seemed to care less for Myra, "she was as sexless as an anemic nun... no one, save [except] Tinka, was all interested in her or entirely aware that she was alive" (Lewis 7)....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays] 1724 words
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Sinclair Lewis - Who was Sinclair Lewis. Many knew him as the author of the 1920`s novel Main Street. Sinclair Lewis was also a son, a husband, and a father. The personal life of Sinclair Lewis often paralleled in certain aspects to his novels. Literary critics have mixed emotions about his work. Some say his works is wonderful, while others say it is horrible. It is all just a matter of opinion. Either way, writing was Sinclair Lewis`s way of letting people into his life. Emma Kermott, a natural born Canadian, gave birth to Harry Sinclair Lewis on February 7, 1885, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota (Kuntiz and Howard 821; Schorer 439; “ Lewis, (Harry) Sinclair” 314)....   [tags: literary anlysis, main street]
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Key Elements in Sinclair Lewis', Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis, the author of Babbitt, devised several key literary elements to explain his full effect and purpose for writing his novel. Babbitt is a satirist look, at not only one man, but an entire society as well. He exposes the hypocrisy and mechanization of American society in the 1920’s. In the story Lewis focuses on his main character George Babbitt, the protagonist throughout much of the book, who is a business with lofty aims and a desire to climb the ladder of the social class. To fully achieve his opinions and beliefs, Lewis used literary effects of irony and theme....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1072 words
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The Republican Party in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt - The Republican Party in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt          Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt portrayed a man bent on following his political party; his actions seemingly followed that religiously, and today's version of the Republican Party is proof that we are not too far off from Lewis' version, despite the expanse of time. George Babbitt, the main character in Lewis' novel, viewed the world in the eyes of a businessman. He saw immigrants as a waste to society, business and the means to survive, and the ability to own the latest and greatest inventions as top priorities in his life....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]
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Superiority of Races in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt - Superiority of Races in Babbit           Hatred, intolerance, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness are all terms that can be applied when describing someone who is a bigot.  By these terms George F. Babbitt, the protagonist in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt, and many of his acquaintances are quite the bigots toward all those that appear different than he is especially immigrants and minorities in America.  The blame should not be placed squarely on these men's shoulders for possessing such hate filled beliefs, but their opinion of the matter is generated from the accepted notion, which had been approved of and passed down through the generations, that immigrants and minorities are far less s...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]
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Key Elements of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt - Key Elements of Babbitt Sinclair Lewis, the author of Babbitt, devised several key literary elements to explain his full effect and purpose for writing his novel. Babbitt is a satirist look at not only one man, but an entire society as well. He exposes the hypocrisy and mechanization of American Society in the 1920's. In the novel Lewis focuses on his main character Babbitt, the protagonist throughout much of the book, who is a businessman with lofty aims and a desire to climb the ladder of the social class....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays] 526 words
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Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit - Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit      The idea of conspicuous consumption, or buying unnecessary items to show one's wealth, can be seen in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.  Lewis describes the main character of the book, George F. Babbitt, as a person who has his values and priorities all mixed up.  Babbitt buys the most expensive and modern material goods just to make himself happy and make people around his aware of his status.  He is more concerned about these items than about his wife or children and to him, "god was Modern Appliances" (Lewis 5).  Through Babbitt, Lewis is attempting to show how the average American person will do or buy anything, even if  unneces...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]
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George Babbitt of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt - George Babbitt: Image of a Presbyterian        In Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis portrays religion as a corrupt business.  In fact, he emphasizes this by focusing on his main character George Babbitt.  George Babbitt is characterized as a businessman in Zenith.  He is a man preoccupied about his reputation and his image before the main leaders of the town he lives in.  Lewis creates a hypocritical figure for Babbitt through his reasons for being a Presbyterian.  He says that if you were to question Babbitt about his religion he would say,  "My religion is to serve my fellow men, to honor my brother as myself, and to do my bit to make life happier for one and for all"  (199).  Of course,...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]
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Hidden Meaning in Sinclair Lewis' Novel, Arrowsmith - Sinclair Lewis's 1925 novel Arrowsmith follows a pair of bacteriologists, Martin Arrowsmith and his mentor Max Gottlieb, as they travel through various professions in science and medicine in the early decades of the twentieth century. Gottlieb and his protégé, Martin, explore the status and roles of scientific work at universities, in industry, and at a private research foundation, as well as in various medical positions. Lewis presents a picture of tension and conflict between the goals and ideals of pure science and the environments in which his protagonists have to operate....   [tags: literary analysis] 1663 words
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Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt       The book under analysis herein is Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt.  The copy I am using in this research is published by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1950.  The original version was published in 1922, but there is no information in this book regarding what printing or edition it may be.  This edition encompasses thirty four chapters which span 401 pages in length as they are printed here.  One interesting note is that the novel is dedicated to Edith Wharton....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis - Everyone at some point in time lives their life hoping to someday achieve the ultimate goal, the American Dream. If the American dream isn't the force that drives us, it may be another force; Greed. In the novel Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, the character of George Babbitt wants to live in a better world, a world in which class barriers would be easier to penetrate. He currently lives in the city of Zenith, an industrialized mid-west city where what you have separates you from the next person. It is a very ignorant city, but is rather true, even in the present time....   [tags: the American Dream] 469 words
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Babbit by Sinclair Lewis - Babbitt: Conformity In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society. George F. Babbitt is a man who is completely controlled by the conformist society in which he lives. Pressure to conform lies in all aspects of Babbitt's life. Relationships, family, social life, and business are all based on his ability to conform to Zenith's preset standards of thought and action....   [tags: essays research papers] 1745 words
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The Idealization of Science in Sinclair Lewis' Arrowsmith - The Idealization of Science in Sinclair Lewis' Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis's 1924 novel Arrowsmith follows a pair of bacteriologists, Martin Arrowsmith and his mentor Max Gottlieb, as they travel through various professions in science and medicine in the early decades of the twentieth century. Through the brilliant researcher Gottlieb and his protégé, Lewis explores the status and role of scientific work at universities, in industry, and at a private research foundation as well as in various medical positions....   [tags: Arrowsmith]
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The 20s And Sinclair Lewis - The theme in books by Sinclair Lewis1 relates to the time in which they were written. In both Babbit (1922) and Main Street (1920) Lewis shows us the American culture of the 1920's. He writes about the growing cities, the small towns, the common American man, the strong American need to conform, cultural integration, morals (or lack of in some cases), and he touches upon the women lib movement. All of these and more successfully describe the 1920's. "The parties were bigger... the pace was faster, the shows were bigger, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser..."2 - F....   [tags: essays research papers] 1648 words
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Harry Lewis Sinclair - Biography Harry Lewis Sinclair was born in Sauk, Centre Minnesota on February 7, 1885. Growing up he had two brothers and a father who worked as a physician. His mother died when he was six years old and his father would soon remarry. Feeling unaccomplished with himself, Lewis tried to run away and join the Spanish-American war in 1898, but he was unsuccessful (Borgoin). In 1903 Lewis enrolled at Yale University, where he wrote many pieces of literature. Over the summer he traveled to England, little did he know it would be the start of many other travels around the world....   [tags: Biography, American Novelist, Playwright, Writer]
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Comparing Satire in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis and The Simpsons - The Power of Satire in Babbitt and The Simpsons      Sinclair Lewis used his writing to promote the enrichment of American society by attacking the weaknesses he perceived in his era.  His most notable work, Babbitt, is a satire on the middle class lifestyle and attitude of the 1920s.  Lewis' satirical style and voice is comparable to the modern television series The Simpsons, written by Matt Groening.  Babbitt and The Simpsons contain numerous similarities in satirical writing, presentation and commentary.  Matt Groening satirizes many modern situations with his style and characterization in The Simpsons that are similar to the conditions in Babbitt.  The Simpsons represent the...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Teen Conformity in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt and in Society Today - Teen Conformity in Babbitt and in Society Today      In society today, people feel the need to belong. They feel as though they have to be a part of something in order to feel special. At times, they will go so far as to lose their individuality and submit themselves into complete ignorance just to be able to know that there is someone or something to which they can always fall back on. Conformity is one of the most common and most apparent forms of Babbittry in the twenty - first century....   [tags: Babbitt Essays]
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Strained Self-images in Lewis’s "Babbitt" and Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" - Expressing quite eloquently, a man named Tarkan Tevetoglu once said, “We need to know ourselves better so that we can realize what we really want in our life. I think that the first condition for a person to be in a successful relationship is to be happy with the person he or she is, in other words to love themselves.” This same endeavor for self-happiness also occurs in literature as characters struggle to shape relationships with others because of their own negative self-image. In Lewis’s Babbitt and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, both Babbitt and Gatsby face these strained self-images while struggling to create relationships....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt, Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby,]
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Elmer Gantry: One of the most Controversial Books in America - In 1927, Sinclair Lewis published one of the most, if not the most, controversial book in American Literature titled Elmer Gantry. The novel is a picaresque novel in which the main character is immoral and lives by his wits (Elmer). Lewis was no stranger to controversy and Elmer Gantry was no exception to the rule. Lewis harshly scrutinizes industrialized religion in America, and reveals so called revivalists as hypocrites and morons. The book begins by describing the protagonist, Elmer Gantry, and his friend and roommate; Jim Lefferts, as they are visiting Cato, Missouri to visit their love interests....   [tags: evangelists,sinclair lewis,elmer gantry]
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Main Street - Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcomed and unsuccessful. Some of Carol’s ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these tactics she hopes will spring forth a reform movement to beautify and culturalize the town and people....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis] 523 words
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Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbons - Lewis Grassic Gibbons Sunset Song contains two characters, Chris and Ewan, whose relationship deteriorates throughout the novel. The writer shows this deterioration through the various techniques that he employs. Choose a novel in which the relationship between two characters deteriorates. Explain the reasons for this and while assessing the part each character plays in the deterioration. Make it clear where your sympathies lie. Lewis Grassic Gibbons "Sunset Song" contains two characters, Chris and Ewan, whose relationship deteriorates throughout the novel....   [tags: English Literature] 1008 words
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An Analysis Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair - In the early 1900's life for America's new Chicago immigrant workers in the meat packing industry was explored by Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle. Originally published in 1904 as a serial piece in the socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason, Sinclair's novel was initially found too graphic and shocking by publishing firms and therefore was not published in its complete form until 1906. In this paper, I will focus on the challenges faced by a newly immigrated worker and on what I feel Sinclair's purpose was for this novel....   [tags: Upton Sinclair] 1412 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Jurgis Rudkus and Ona Lukoszaite open the novel of The Jungle with a celebration of their wedding. The opening of the book highlights the best time that Jurgis and Ona will ever again experience during their stay in America. Jurgis is convinced that he can accomplish the American Dream, gaining prosperity from hard work and dedication. However, as the novel progresses, we soon see that this dream that Jurgis had is much farther away than he anticipated, and prosperity seems untouchable unless one gives up their morals and values and joins the capitalistic America....   [tags: Jungle Sinclair] 1109 words
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sacagawea - “Everything I do is for my people” (Quotes From Sacagawea). This fun loving naturalist that liked to help others was way more of a hero then she appears to be. Sacagawea, or also referred to as Sacagawea with a “g” or Sacakawea with a “k”, is known for her history in the Lewis and Clark expedition.(Sacajawea) She was born in Lemhi Mountains, which is now called Idaho, in 1788. She was the daughter of the Chief of the Indian Tribe, Shoshone. When she was 12 years old in 1800, she was kidnapped by the Hidasta Indian Tribe and taken to North Dakota....   [tags: Clark and Lewis expedition, Sacakawea, indians]
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Student Critique of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair - The book The Jungle was introduced as a novel by Upton Sinclair was financed and published with his own money. Upton Sinclair was a famous novelist and social crusader from California. He was born on 20 September 1878 in Baltimore Md. He was the only child of Priscilla Harden and Upton Beall Sinclair. Upton Sinclair’s childhood was lived in poverty, one where his father was an alcoholic, his job as an alcohol salesman most likely contributed to his disease. And although his own family was extremely poor, he spent periods of time living with his wealthy grandparents....   [tags: Upton Sinclair] 1520 words
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Fantastic World of C.S. Lewis - What makes some books so well liked that they are read over and over and passed from generation to generation. How is it that a story that was written in 1949 and made into a movie 56 years later is still relevant and interesting enough to get numerous awards. There are qualities that make a book such a great success. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis possesses such qualities and can therefore be qualified as a classic. One of the reasons that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe can be considered a classic is that it has many strong universal themes....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 516 words
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The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle - The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle      The novel "The Jungle", is a hybrid of history, literature, and propaganda. It was written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair, to demonstrate the control big business had over the average working man, and his family. Sinclair was one of the most famous muckrakers in history; he exposed scandals and political corruption in the early nineteen hundreds (Literature 572). He attempted to show his idea of the solution to this problems of the times: socialism....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays]
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Socialism - The Jungle                   Socialism            During the late 1800's and early 1900's hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream.  The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness.  Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright future and economic stability to these naive and hopeful people.  Jobs with excellent wages and working conditions, prime safety, and other benefits seemed like a chance in a lifetime to these struggling foreigne...   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle] 436 words
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Socialism and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Socialism and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle In 1906, Upton Sinclair's Book The Jungle was published in book form; it had previously been published as a newspaper serial in 1905. Few works of literature have changed history in the United States so much as The Jungle did when it was published. It has been said that the book led to the direct passage of the "Pure Food and Drug Act" of 1906 (Dickstein) and that it lead to a decades long decline in meat consumption is the United States. The book is set in the early 1900's in Chicago; a time when true industrialization had come to the United States, and immigrant populations soared (numbersusa.com)....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle] 1116 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - The Lie of the American Dream - The Jungle - The Lie of the American Dream In The Jungle, Sinclair deeply understands his subjects and can make the plots real for the reader. Even in a small section of the book, Sinclair makes me feel, imagine and contemplate his words. Chapters 18 through 23, were chapters that Sinclair took time and effort to write and make it to perfection. In my own perspective, I think he achieved this accomplishment and made these chapters a realistic event. The main theme of these 6 chapters is "The lie of the American Dream"....   [tags: The Jungle Sinclair] 919 words
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Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle - Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle      Many immigrants are moving to the United States in the early 1900’s with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” However, that glittering American lifestyle is merely a distant ideal for the immigrants living in Packingtown, the Lithuanian meatpacking district of Chicago. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle portrays life through the eyes of a poor workingman struggling to survive in this cruel environment, where the desire for profit among the capitalist meatpacking bosses and the criminals makes the lives of the working class a nearly unendurable struggle for survival....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 607 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Upton Sinclair really wrote The Jungle for the promotion of socialism, himself being a long-time socialist, but what really caught the attention of the public was the few pages of descriptions about the horrors of the meat-packing industry. He couldn't have been very happy that the book gained fame for a different reason, but nonetheless it did gain a significant amount of fame and get that message of socialism is better than communism out to the public widely. There are a lot of different characters in The Jungle, and they all have some significance in their roles....   [tags: Jungle Sinclair Upton] 1311 words
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Oppression in Sinclair's The Jungle and Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath - Oppression in Sinclair's The Jungle and Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, and The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, the characters are forced with economic, social, and political problems that they must cope with throughout the story. Both books are similar in that they emphasize that in this country, one simply cannot win unless they play by nature’s rules.      The economic problems of both stories were great. Jurgis (The Jungle) wishes to go to America to get rich....   [tags: Sinclair The Jungle] 450 words
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Ethical Tactics vs. Jealousy in Jeanne Lewis' Case - Ethics tend to be jealous. That is, when one places something before the choice to be ethical, ethical behavior itself is lost completely. One cannot choose to act in a non-ethical manner for an ethical end. Ethics speak instead directly to the actions of individuals. One is either ethical, or one is not. No middle road exists. The purpose of this paper will be to identify and describe ethical tactics used in the Jeanne Lewis case. The writer will also discuss Jeanne Lewis's ethical behavior in light of her decision to work with her employees until she was confident in the strength of her team....   [tags: ethics, Jeanne Lewis, ]
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Exposing Capitalism in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Exposing Capitalism in The Jungle        While the works of Upton Sinclair are not widely read today because of their primacy of social change rather than aesthetic pleasure, works like The Jungle are important to understand in relation to the society that produced them.  Sinclair was considered a part of the muckraking era, an era when social critics observed all that was wrong and corrupt in business and politics and responded against it.  The Jungle was written primarily as a harsh indictment of wage slavery, but its vivid depictions of the deplorable lack of sanitation involved in the meatpacking industry in Chicago resulted in public outrage to the point where Congress passed the Pur...   [tags: Sinclair Jungle Essays]
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair was a very touching and motivating story. Sinclair aimed for our hearts, but instead, he hit our stomachs. The Jungle is a story of hardships and trouble, some successes and many failures as a family tries to achieve the "American Dream." In this book, "The Jurgis Ruckus' myth of failure is the other side of the Horatio Alger's myth of success." (xxvi) Although this book was written about the hardships of a family, it was not just a story for one to read and feel sympathy for the family, but it had many "real-life" reasons behind the events that went on and happened....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle, analysis, review] 1846 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Chicago Will Be Ours - The Jungle - Chicago Will Be Ours "Their home. Their home. They had lost it. Grief, despair, rage, overwhelmed him - what was any imagination of the thing to this heart-breaking, crush reality of it ... Only think what he had suffered for that house - what miseries they had all suffered for that house - the price they had paid for it!" "The Jungle", by Upton Sinclair, gives a heart breaking portrayal of the hardships faced by the countless poverty stricken laborers in the slaughter houses of Chicago....   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle] 973 words
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Upton Sinclair's Purpose in Writing The Jungle - Upton Sinclair's Purpose in Writing The Jungle Upton Sinclair wrote this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he tries to awaken the reader to the terrible living conditions of immigrants in the cities around the turn of the century. Chicago has the most potent examples of these conditions. Secondly, he attempts to show the advantages of socialism in helping to remedy the problems of a society such as the one that exists in Chicago at this time. Sinclair accomplishes his objectives with an extremely powerful story....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 1128 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle as Socialist Propaganda - The Jungle as Socialist Propaganda In the world of economic competition that we live in today, many thrive and many are left to dig through trashcans. It has been a constant struggle throughout the modern history of society. One widely prescribed example of this struggle is Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking novel, The Jungle. The Jungle takes the reader along on a journey with a group of recent Lithuanian immigrants to America. As well as a physical journey, this is a journey into a new world for them....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 3115 words
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Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Throughout Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the author demonstrates the greed of Capitalism and how it gives politicians and businessmen the ability to exploit the immigrants population. Sinclair's main purpose in naming the book, The Jungle, is to put the reader's focus on the heartless politics of Capitalism. If he had named the book Stockyards or Packingtown, a person's concentration may be solely on these places. It is evident that Capitalism does not equally distribute the industries ruling, but rather allows certain groups to dominate the workers....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 779 words
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Analysis of Animal Characters in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Why are animal characters so popular in children’s literature. Why do they tend to be either fierce or friendly. How do animal characters impact children’s literature. In Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, the animal characters are very weird. They were supposed to guide Alice through the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. I believe the audience expected that animal characters are supposed to because they are the ones who should be a role model for kids to look up or when they read it....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]
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Nonsense and Justice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - You would think that Lewis Carroll an English author, mathematician and logician would sit down and write a logical, didactical novel, instead he wrote a novel of the literary nonsense genre. Unusual, is it not. Maybe we should take a closer look at Carroll's “nonsense“ and see why is it considered to be random, senseless, unpredictable, and without rules. Moreover, even justice is not spared of parody, injustice and chaos are logical consequences of living in Wonderland. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story about a little girl who comes into contact with unpredictable, illogical, basically mad world of Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a huge rabbit – hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] 724 words
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Critical Analysis of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle -      The Jungle is a novel that focuses on a family of immigrants who came to America looking for a better life. The novel was written by Upton Sinclair, who went into the Chicago stockyards to investigate what life was like for the people who worked there. The book was originally written with the intent of showing Socialism as a better option than Capitalism for the society. However, the details of the story ended up launching a government investigation of the meat packing plants, and ultimately regulation of food products....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays Papers]
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - It’s a Jungle Out There - The Jungle                   It’s a Jungle Out There               Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle (1906) gives an in depth look at the lives of the immigrant workers here in America.  In fact the look was so in depth that the Pure Food and Drug Act was created as a result.  Many people tend to focus purely on the unsanitary conditions instead of the hardships faced by the workers.  Actually I think that Sinclair doesn’t want the focus on the meatpacking, but on overcoming obstacles, especially through Socialism.  Sinclair was himself very outspoken when it came to Socialism....   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle] 713 words
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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis - The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis         The Abolition of Man is perhaps the best defense of natural law to be       published in the twentieth century. The book is outstanding not because       its ideas are original, but because it presents so clearly the common       sense of the subject, brilliantly encapsulating the Western natural law       tradition in all its Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian glory. Interestingly,       Lewis' defense of objective morality here resonates not only with ideas       from the giants of Western thought (including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine,       and Aquinas), but also draws on the wisdom of the East, including Confucius...   [tags: Lewis Abolition of Man Essays] 1199 words
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Comparison Of CS Lewis's Works and JK Rowling's Works - The work of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling is of grave vital on the grounds that their work portrays actuality as well as adds to it. Yes, their work is not just a portrayal of actuality; it is somewhat a quality expansion. Their meeting expectations are depictions of the reasoning examples and social standards pervasive commonly. They are a delineation of the diverse features of regular man's existence. Their works serves as a something worth mulling over and a tonic for creative energy and innovativeness....   [tags: CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Literary Analysis]
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Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis - For more than a dozen years, Clarence Earl Gideon lay buried in a nondescript, unmarked grave in Hannibal, Missouri. Most Americans outside of the legal community (and many within it) would neither recognize Gideon's name, nor understand the seismic impact he had on our legal system. Fortunately, Anthony Lewis, the renowned journalist now retired from The New York Times, chronicled Gideon's saga from the filing of his hand-written petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court to the momentous decision of March 18, 1963....   [tags: Lewis Gideon's Trumpet] 1703 words
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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, is written as set of guidelines of Christian belief. Lewis does not say there is any particular way to believe but he does make a point that the topic of religion itself is serious. As you consider whether you want to believe or not, you have to recognize how much thought it requires, and how thought provoking a process this decision is. Lewis covers Christianity in four different books within his book. In book one, Lewis discusses the Law of Nature and makes note of a tendency in humans of appealing to a standard of absolute truth in quarrels and arguments....   [tags: Papers Christian Religion Lewis Essays] 1089 words
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The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - Mythical creatures, The Dawn of Time, untold prophecies, mighty rulers, an evil queen, MAGIC, do you believe this could all exist. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis Is one of seven parts of the epic adventures of four children who enter a totally different world, by accident. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, one day find themselves in a place called Narnia ruled by and evil witch. They embark on a journey to right the wrongs of the witch. In their quest they come along some unexpected obstacles....   [tags: Narnia Chronicles C S Lewis] 1460 words
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Immigrants in Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle - A well-discussed debate among today’s economy is the issues concerning immigrants and their yearning desire to become American citizens. As displayed in The Jungle, a rather perturbing novel about the trials and ruthless temptations early America presents to a Lithuanian family, adjusting to new surrounding and a new way of life is quite difficult. To make matters worse, language barriers and lack of domestic knowledge only seems to entice starvation and poverty among newly acquired citizens, who simply wish to change their social and economic lives to better themselves and their families....   [tags: Upton Sinclair, The Jungle] 779 words
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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis - Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis In the year 1625, Francis Bacon, a famous essayist and poet wrote about the influences of fear on everyday life. He stated, “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other” (Essays Dedication of Death). Clearly, external surroundings affect perceptions of fear as well as human nature in general. Although C.S. Lewis published the novel, Out of the Silent Planet, over three centuries after Bacon wrote his theory on fear, Lewis similarly portrayed external surrounding to manipulate perceptions of fear....   [tags: Fear Silent Planet C.S. Lewis Essays] 1230 words
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Morality In C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength And Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The crucial theme present throughout C.S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength" and Oscar Wilde's "The picture of Dorian Gray" is morality, and how it can be influenced. The main characters in C. S. Lewis' novel, Mark and Jane Studdock, go through very contradicting paths and join opposite in objectives, organizations; at the same time they share similar feelings (solitude, confusion, paranoia) and carry out immoral actions in the attempt to run away from the problems. On the other hand, in Oscar Wilde's novel, the young, beautiful, inexperienced, naïve, Dorian Gray; influenced by his new friend Lord Henry Wotton, forgets his moral values and lives in constant pursuit of individual pleasu...   [tags: Wilde CS Lewis ] 754 words
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The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland The story Alice in Wonderland was written about a little girl named Alice who was a child of the dean of the Church of Christ. Alice Liddell was the one who convinced Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) to write down the verbal story originally known as "Alice's Adventure Underground".Actually, the book is known by several different names, Alice's Hours in Elfand,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland.I found it interesting that the Mid-Continent Public Library once listed the book under Lewis Carroll and has recently changed it to Charles L....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Wonderland Math Essays]
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C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces" - C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces"      C.S. Lewis’s book Till We Have Faces is about the myth of Psyche and Cupid. However, in the original tale Psyche is a very naive girl who is greatly influenced by her two wicked older sisters. In this rendition of the tale, Psyche’s sisters are not evil and Psyche is not a mindless fool as she has been portrayed in earlier tales. Setting      The story takes place in the kingdom of Glome. Glome’s social perspective is not surprisingly, a male dominant society and values woman as only child bearers, keepers of the homestead, or as a marriage treaty with neighboring kingdoms to attract new power and influence to the kingdom....   [tags: C.S. Lewis Will We Have Faces Essays] 2366 words
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Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis - Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis The first person narrative in the ancient kingdom of Glome, a land ruled by a tyrannical king and religious goddess Ungit. Narrated by Princess (later Queen) Orual. The first section of this novel presents itself as an open complaint against the gods, particularly the god of the Grey Mountain, who brought Orual such pain and distress over the years, yet offer no answers or explanations to justify the suffering.      Orual says she had suffered much at the hands of the gods, but what most torments her is the loss of her previous sister Istra (Psyche), in which loss Orual shares responsibility and blame: this loss of Psyche results primarily from...   [tags: Till We Have Faces C S Lewis] 1843 words
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Jr. - ... By the end, Jurgis wanders alone, deprived of all dignity. He comes across a rally of political socialists, hears a speech on socialism, and enthusiastically converts to that cause. In the last chapters of the novel, Sinclair manifests arguments for socialism, in the form of speeches that Jurgis hears. The book ends with an appeal of a socialist speaker to "Organize. Organize. Organize!" so that "Chicago will be ours. Chicago will be ours. CHICAGO WILL BE OURS!" (Sinclair 372-73) So, according to some critics, it becomes clear that The Jungle is a propaganda destined to promote socialism over capitalism, and to reveal the hollowness of the American Dream, which capitalists define it as b...   [tags: american dream, lithuanian immigrants] 612 words
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