This eventually resulted in new federal food laws that would maintain the sanitation of canned meat. Yet this reaction was all to Sinclair’s dismay. The public forced action towards the sanitation of the industry but ignored the conditions of the meat industry workers, which is what Sinclair had originally written the book for. Nonetheless, his work did promote the national well being of the nation. Because of the publication of The Jungle, processed and fast food industries are now regularly monitored and inspected for sanitation.
Upton Sinclair was primarily concerned with labor conditions for workers in the meat packing industry. He also exposed unsanitary food processing, which was incidental. It succeeded on both fronts, leading President Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act as a result. Sinclair was able to paint a detailed picture of immigrant culture while remaining informative. The sacrifice of millions of lives for the amassing of wealth was hard to believe, as were the exploitation of women and children in the factories.
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. These characters vary widely in many aspects, including: professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant.
The Progressive Era has changed the life of all American citizens for the better. The Progressive Era had many people for the change to make the future better and there were many people that didn’t want change. The people that didn’t want change were people in power. The Progressive Era addressed consumer safety, government corruption, conservation, prohibition and women’s rights in the hope for a better America. Consumer safety for an example Upton Sinclair wrote a book called The Jungle in order to expose Chicago’s meat packing industry.
In this novel we see Jurgis start with a dream and end with a dream, however much is lost in the process. Jurgis and Ona deicide to move to America with the convincing of Teta Elzbieta' brother, Jonas, who tells stories of a man who made his fortune in America. However, the first sign of hard times and troubles comes when Jonas runs into this man in America and learns that he is far from successful, but rather suffering financial troubles. Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, opens the novel with the wedding feast and celebration of Jurgis and Ona to allow the reader to sympathize with the characters. If the novel immediately started with the hardships that fell upon this family the reader would know nothing of their values or lifestyle without poverty and misery.
At this time, Amory knows his life will be successful in the future. He knows he has acted selfishly in his earlier years but now he has begun to know himself and all that he can accomplish. In conclusion to the story of Amory Blaine, he is genuinely an American. He has gone through the trials and tribulations that Americans go through. He was brought up in a wealthy family, went to college, then off to war, then to come back from war with no family or money.
This book exposed so much information to the public that it even caused new legislation to be passed concerning the matter. This book also indicted slave wages and the poor treatment of immigrant workers. Sinclair was a socialist and argued that socialism was the only solution to the problem of abused men and women in America's policy of industrial capitalism. It shows a number of universal problems screaming for help. The book is written from the perspective of an immigrant who recently got a job in a packing town in Chicago.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a novel that details the struggles endured by an immigrant and his family in Chicago in the early 1900s. The main character, Jurgis, sought out a better life than the one he had in Lithuania. He and his family heard stories of men making fortunes in America, "where a man might make three rubles a day". (Sinclair 27) America "was a place of which lovers and young people dreamed." (Sinclair 27) However, with their voyage to a new land, the dreams of Jurgis and his family were soon met with seemingly insurmountable odds.
Baba acting differently in America was not all contributed to not having his wealth, but rather the way he lived. Baba did not feel as guilty living in America as he did in Kabul. While Baba was in Kabul, he could not share his wealth with his other son, Hassan, but now that Baba was in America with no wealth, he could focus on his relationship with Amir. On Amir’s graduation day, Amir says, “This was his day (Baba) more than mine. He
Probably the most memorable description in the novel was that many worker”s “peculiar trou... ... middle of paper ... ... very good ending. The last few chapters are where Sinclair was just trying to quickly pack in his underlying message. In my mind, I thought “What next? Are we to hope that Chicago became socialist and workers were treated justly?” If Sinclair wanted to successfully promote Socialism, it would have been better to describe Jurgis’s life after becoming a socialist and the resulting benefits. In conclusion, The Jungle offered a detailed insight to the working conditions and highly unsanitary processing methods in the meat packing industry.