The fame and popularity came to Sinclair with the issuing of “The Jungle” – a sociological novel, the work of public and literature heritage. The story is narrating about the hard destiny of Lithuanian immigrants who seek for freedom and justice in American land. However, their new motherland treats them badly in spite of their fair and clear dreams: the immigrants become the hostages of merciless socialistic labor system of the United States. The main character Jurgis Rudkus suffer...
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... semantic amplitude, and the point of the paragraph is spun from the first to the last sentence with equal tension. Sinclair does not shy to use rhetoric questions which usually remain without answer, addressing them to the people of Chicago. “Will they write the charter of your liberties? Can you not see that the task is your task—yours to dream, yours to resolve, yours to execute?”(4) It is a great deal when Sinclair describes the atmosphere of moral decay, applying the critical pronouns – I, me, you, they – to show the almost global scales of the problem that concerns every common citizen of America.
Every single rhetorical technique is aimed to enforce the atmosphere of merciless and uncompromised social naturalism that takes place in Chicago of that period.
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. Charleston, South Carolina: Forgotten Books, 1942. Print.
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