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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Character of Jurgid Rudkis in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- The Character of Jurgid Rudkis in The Jungle There are often many sides to a person's personality. Jurgis Rudkis of Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, is no exception. Rudkis is a very determined and caring person. Conversely, he is also strickened with cupidity. He has both good and evil coexisting within him. Rudkis is a very determined and directed man. He is always eager to work. He does not let anything stop him and is "confident in his ability to get work for himself, unassisted by anyone(pg.35) ." Aware that he needed money, Rudkis does anything and everything to achieve his goals....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays]

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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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The Broken American Dream Exposed in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- Sinclair's novel is meant to entirely reject the capitalist system and to bring in its place a socialist system. In this novel, capitalism and its exploitation of the immigrants and other workers, are in fact shown to be tools of the capitalist bosses, used as another means to control and mislead them. In Sinclair's novel the broken dreams of Jurgis Rudkis and his fellow Lithuanian immigrants, unions are meant to be institutions which give false hope to the workers. They live in utterly dreadful circumstances and are exploited like animals by their capitalist bosses....   [tags: The Jungle, Upton Sinclair]

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Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and the Pure Food and Drug Act

- Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and the Pure Food and Drug Act Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” gave the most in-depth description of the horrid truths about the way America’s food companies, “the only source of food for people living in the city,” are preparing the food they sell. “The Jungle” describes the terrible conditions of a Lithuanian family that moved to the US, and had to work, live, and die for the food companies in Chicago. “The Jungle” spurred a movement in the American people to do something about the problems facing the American food supply....   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- ... “A very few days of practical experience in this land of high wages had been sufficient to make clear to them the cruel fact that it was also a land of high prices,… (Sinclair 21).” Finding a job for immigrants was an uneasy task. Hundreds of men were outside of the companies waiting to get a chance to work on the plants; every day the demand was very competitive. Besides, Jurgis was a newcomer and did not know the language yet. This was another impediment for him on getting a job quicker. After Jurgis got the job in the plant, his position was not sure either....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Upton Sinclair, Mother]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- ... Moreover, the jobs that were available to immigrant laborers such as Jurgis involved extremely unsafe, dangerously fast-paced, grotesquely filthy working conditions. Sinclair described horrible situations of human fingers eroded by acid, risks of tuberculosis, blood poisoning, missing thumbs and fingernails, and men being eaten by rats. Worst of all, Sinclair illustrated the horror of men falling into cooking vats only to have their bodies mixed in with "Durham 's Pure Leaf Lard". In addition to all of these difficulties, there was an overbearing despair and hopelessness that pervaded nearly every aspect to the life of Jurgis and his family....   [tags: Socialism, Capitalism, Max Weber, The Jungle]

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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]

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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]

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Wasteland Of Opportunity By Upton Sinclair

- Wasteland of Opportunity Upton Sinclair penned The Jungle in 1905. It is the story of Jurgis Rudkus from Lithuania (62), who along with his family, came to America seeking prosperity (64). Along this journey they will encounter every conceivable hardship. They end up arriving in the stockyards of Chicago, a place termed “Packingtown” (70). Yet even though Sinclair uses the “metaphor, ‘jungle’ (denoting) the ferocity of dog-eat-dog competition, the barbarity of exploitative work, wilderness of urban life” (Phelps 1).The title The Jungle was not an effective title for this quintessential piece....   [tags: Odor, Olfaction, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair]

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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]

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Commentary on In the The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- ... Furthermore, rats, dirt, and dust were shoveled into carts containing meat without remorse. Jurgis witnesses the hidden secrets factories play on the consumers of their meat. He spends long strenuous hours laboring in the unsanitary factories, straining himself day in and day out. During the harsh winters, Jurgis would often show up to work with nearly frozen feet, sore to the touch, and without regard to his health he would proceed to carry out his duties in fear of losing his job. It finally gets to a point where he can no longer work due to an ankle injury....   [tags: American Dream, Factory, Social Class]

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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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Capitalism in The Jungle Upton Sinclair

- “The Jungle” novel was written by an American journalist/ novelist name Upton Sinclair in 1906. “The Jungle” made a big hit and became his best-selling novel because it revealed so well about the economical and social reality during that time. The book mainly described about how unsanitary the meat packing industry was operated in Chicago and the miserable life of the immigrants going along with the industry. Through the story around the life and family of Jurgis Rudjus, a Lithuanian immigrant who comes to America with the belief to change their life and live in a better condition, Sinclair expresses that “The Jungle” is a symbol of capitalism....   [tags: individual profits, money, human values]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- The late 19th century towards the beginning of the early 20th century saturated the ground with history, and multifold events were occurring that forever changed the average American life. The Gilded Age, running its course, innovated advanced machinery; electricity, light bulbs, also time zones. But with the improved “American dream” came the repercussion of what happened to achieve these ambitions. Muckrakers, a person who deliberately pursues and publishes the violations, such as corruption, of an individual for money, littered the cities ready to strike down the malicious business and political men....   [tags: Socialism, Capitalism, Socialist Party USA]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- “The Jungle” is a sociological novel, the work of public and literature heritage. The story is about the hard destiny of Lithuanian immigrants who seek for freedom and justice in America that become the hostages of merciless socialistic labor system in the United States. The cruel story takes place in the naturalistic scenes of gloomy slaughterhouses of Chicago, where, in monstrous miasmatic of demoralization, the hero flay the dead tubercular carcasses. With the help of grandiose rhetorical techniques like metaphor, parallelism, simile, key words, amplification and outstanding verbal approaches, Upton Sinclair won the hearts of thousands people due to his heartfelt language of explicit nat...   [tags: sociological nove, rhetoric techniques, socialism]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- “The Jungle,” written by Upton Sinclair in 1906, describes how the life and challenges of immigrants in the United States affected their emotional and physical state, as well as relationships with others. The working class was contrasted to wealthy and powerful individuals who controlled numerous industries and activities in the community. The world was always divided into these two categories of people, those controlling the world and holding the majority of the power, and those being subjected to them....   [tags: challenges of immigrants in the United States]

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The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

- ... The family migrated to the Untied States in hope of finding the American dream as people call it. Life in Lithuania was hard, and they had heard nothing but good things about America. Throughout the novel Sinclair continuously praises Jurgis’s physical strength and massive size in order to predict what will happen to him as the story continues. The family see’s the all the men outside the packing plants waiting to be picked out for a job and instantly become hesitant on their decision to come here....   [tags: workers right reform, political opinion]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- “The American dream” is the phrase that pushed millions to leave their poverty stricken homes in Europe to come to the land of the free. The years of 1890-1914 were a time of vast immigration to U.S. from central and eastern European countries. Many made the journey to this new country on the power of hope, because they believed anything could be better than their horrible lives. In the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, portrays the life of a new immigrant in America. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- An author depicts certain elements of a historical time period in his or her novel by incorporating literary elements. Upton Sinclair, the author of the novel ,The Jungle, was a Socialist who supported the rights of the working class in America’s economy. He lived during the time of the American Industrial Revolution when the lower class of the society were poverty-stricken while the upper class were wealthy and corrupt. He had observed the meat-packing factories of Chicago and incorporated the knowledge he had learned into his novel....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- Most people cannot visualize what would make an adult become violent towards a child. Most people cannot imagine what would make an adult ignore such a little precious human being. However, the sad reality is that adults can be violent and can ignore a child. Thousands of children each year are hurt and traumatized by physical, sexual, emotional, and mental abusers. Child Abuse is a problem that is spread throughout the world. Perpetrators and Victims of abuse can come in all genders, races, ages, and ethnicities....   [tags: Child abuse, Neglect, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

- ... For example, when Jurgis first arrives in America, he tries to succeed as an honest worker at the meatpacking plant. After being continually beaten down and tossed aside, he begins drinking, leaves his remaining family, turns to crime, and later returns to the meatpacking plants where he works for corrupt politicians and as a scab during a strike. This shows the overall effect of capitalism on a hard working man, and shows the only conditions in which Jurgis really survived in was when he was subject to corruption....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Capitalism, Socialism]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- Author Upton Sinclair published the novel The Jungle in 1906. In his novel, Sinclair wrote of a Lithuanian immigrant family who moved to Chicago in the early twentieth century, who was struggling to make ends meet. The author explained how immigrants in this time era experienced difficulties adapting to the new society of America, and its conditions. Sinclair’s novel described how immigrants’ lives, experiences, and choices were effected by social class, racism, and sexism. He produced very strong examples, some more significant than others, which illustrated how immigrants were effected....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Upper class, Meat]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- The American Nightmare The difficult living situations for many people in the early 20th century were discussed in the novel The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair. The book describes an immigrant family’s struggle to survive after moving to America. The family experiences unsafe working conditions, dangerous child labor and poverty. Sinclair uses these images to shed light on some of America’s troubles, to disparage capitalism and to promote socialism. The story’s main character, Jurgis Rudkus, goes through a great deal of hardship in this story....   [tags: Socialism, Capitalism, Socialist Party USA]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- The book, The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, has portrayed how conditions and social norms of the early 1900’s helped shape society through social reform. Sexism, racism, and class, shaped the experiences and choices of the immigrants in The Jungle throughout the book. The huge difference between the classes was the most significant of the three. Sinclair used the story of one immigrant and his family to help show what was going on in society at that time, to raise awareness, and to promote socialism....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Social classes]

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The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

- Do you believe this novel has any significance for anyone living in 2011. I strongly believe this novel, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, is highly significant for anyone living in 2011 because these problems are still existent within our society and many others as well. This novel discusses problems that are crucial not only to our country but to other countries that view the United States as a place of prosperity and success. Throughout the story the author’s main focus or theme is the conflict of socialism versus capitalism and the depressing truth of the American Dream....   [tags: Modern Significance, Socialism]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- In the novel The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair, the unimaginable horrors behind the food industry and fundamental support by capitalism are exposed. Sinclair illustrates the foul unsanitary procedures carried out in the meat packing industry and creates a grotesque image for readers. He quotes, “This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one—there were things that went into sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit” (163)....   [tags: Marxism, Capitalism, Karl Marx]

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The Jungle is Upton Sinclair

- ... The workers do not worry and the factory bosses allow themselves to do whatever they can to speed up the production of the meat. In addition, in order to maintain wages control and to keep them down, most of the time the factories employ additional workers. Often, work offers are less than the demands of people in search for jobs, so the majority of workers only gain a few cents per hour. Along with all those hardships, corruption and crime are additional burdens on the immigrant community. Dede Antanas, Jurgis’s father, could not find a job unless he accepted to grant a third of his wages to another man for helping him get the job....   [tags: lithuanian immigrants, american dream]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- ... Antanas swallows his pride and accepts to work and give another man a third of his pay for having the job. Jurgis comes with his fiancee, soon his wife, Ona Lukoszaite. She is a very young, delicate girl that worries about almost everything. Her stepmother, Teta Elzbieta Lukoszaite, is a strong-willed mother of six and does everything she can to support her family. Marija Berczynskas, Ona’s cousin, also travels to America with them and is constantly battling against the bosses. Although she is determined, she ends up in prostitution as her last resort....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Karl Marx, Marxism]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Animal Meat

- Upton Sinclair attempted to spread awareness behind the fowl truth of stockyards involving both the meat and the workers. The conditions of the stockyard life, resulted in being defined as the corruption of capitalism. With chemically mistreated meat, cruel working conditions with ill compensating pay, and the fowl treatment towards immigrants created such a social injustice that it lead to deaths of several innocent immigrants just trying to obtain “freedom.” Imagine the meat you normally eat today, its usually either red, pink, or a brown type of color....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- Employment is hard to find and hard to keep and a job isn’t always what one hoped for. Sometimes jobs do not sufficiently support our lifestyles, and all too frequently we’re convinced that our boss’s real job is to make us miserable. However, every now and then there are reprieves such as company holiday parties or bonuses, raises, promotions and even a half hour or hour to eat lunch that allows escape from monotonous workloads. Aside from our complaints, employment today for majority of American’s isn’t totally dreadful, and there always lies opportunity for promotion....   [tags: immigrant workers]

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The Jungle Book by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair exemplifies a muckraking style in its often gory depictions of life in a meat packing factory, Sinclair writes of how the meat packing industry exploits its workers, many of whom are uneducated and poor in the same way a capitalist government exploits it's working class. Sinclair uses Symbolism in terms of physical objects, Objects that serve a metaphorical purpose, and oppressive tone, to persuade the reader that Capitalism leads to the declination and corruption of America and that the only way to remedy this is socialistic government....   [tags: sociological analysis of the story]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- ... Little did he know, his experience in writing and the arising opportunities at the turn of the century would lead to his most renowned publication that would later stun the thousands of people in the United States. Upton Sinclair’s most well-known novel, The Jungle, was published on February 26, 1906 by Doubleday, Page and Company. While The Jungle was by far Sinclair’s most famous work, what many are not aware of is the fact that The Jungle was initially written as an expose for a well-known socialist newspaper in the country, Appeal to Reason....   [tags: Meat packing industry, Meatpacking]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- The United States of America is known as the land of opportunity and dreams. People dream of migrating to this nation for a chance of a better a life. This belief has been around for many years, ever since the birth of the United States; therefore it’s a factor in which motivate many people migrate to the United States. Upton Sinclair, author of the Jungle, narrates the life of a Lithuanian family and there struggles with work, crime, family loss, and survival in the city of Packingtown. Sinclair expresses her disgust as well as the unbelievable truth of life in the United States involving politics, corruption, and daily struggle that many suffered through in the 19th and 20th century....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Family, Work]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- Discuss how Upton Sinclair portrays the economic tensions and historical processes at hand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle tells the narrative of a couple who immigrated to Chicago from Lithuania for a better life. The couple, Jurgis Rudkus and Ona Lukoszaite, and their entire families move to Packingtown, Chicago a town that consists of many other Lithuanian immigrants. Shortly after, the couple get married. Although the town of Packingtown was said to be one of the more dangerous and filthy neighborhoods of the state, the newlyweds and their relatives decide to go thru any hardships as long as they can work and live an American life....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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Socialism and Capitalism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, emphasizes the importance in changing to become a thriving society through socialism. Sinclair writes his novel to show the corruption that occurs as a result of capitalism. Jurgis’ family is in search for a better life in America where he believes he will make enough pay to support his family. The novel shows that poverty is in control over the working class, but the working class still has a desperation for money. In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair pushes for Socialism by showing Jurgis’ struggle to find work, the hardships of the packingtown workers, and the inequality of all men in this capitalistic society....   [tags: Poverty, Society, Work]

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The Power of Language In The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- The truth can be very explicit, disgusting and revolting, but people have to find the forces to understand it and distinguish the real things from deception. The power of the language is noticed in numerous psychologically-philosophic and social scientific doctrines of human life as the mighty tool to hide and disclose the reality; run the crowd; force and motivate people to do certain things as well as stop them from doing of some actions at all. Unsurprisingly, but famous American writer Upton Sinclair understood the principle of language power better than anyone else in the dawn of 19th century....   [tags: sociological novel, social scientific doctrines]

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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]

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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]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a time of great social and political change. With an influx of immigrants rushing to work in factories, the dynamics of culture were swiftly changing. The naïve, new Americans were easily persuaded into making decisions in voting that were greatly influenced by the corrupt individuals guiding them (Sinclair, 1906, pp. 97-98). Unknowingly, these immigrants were working very hard to prevent themselves from achieving the heavily desired “American Dream.” Upton Sinclair’s own political beliefs are reflected in his startling novel, The Jungle, which details a believable account of such an immigrant’s experience....   [tags: Marxism, Socialism, Social class, Working class]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- Upton Sinclair exposed the exploitation of Immigrants working in Chicago’s meatpacking industry during the early twentieth century. Many people believed his book “The Jungle” helped with the exposure of the corruption in the government during the twentieth century. The book focused mainly on the poor living and working conditions of Immigrants during the early twentieth century. Sinclair wanted to prove that labor unions and Progressive reform had little or no impact on improving the working conditions of Immigrants....   [tags: Trade union, Capitalism, Socialism]

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Summary of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is about a Lithuanian family living in Chicago in the 1900’s. They had faith in the American dream, hoping to start a new and successful life. Unfortunately they were deprived of they hopes and dreams. They were placed in the middle of a society where only the strongest and richest survived. The rich keep getting richer and the poor get even poorer. Jurgis and his family went to extreme lengths just in hopes of finding a job, they were forced to travel in heavy rain, strong winds, and thick snow, even when they were sick, in fear of losing their jobs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Misconceptions Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been miswritten. The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in the early part of the century. Sinclair loses his argument for Socialism at around the time when the characters in the book lose their humanity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and the Meat-Packing Industry Today

- Meatpacking pertains to the raising, slaughtering, packaging and processing of livestock such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Prior to slaughter, animals are grown and fed. Food borne illness and pathogens still plague the meatpacking industry since the creation of meatpacking. The government plays a huge role in providing legislation and ensuring the safety of meat products and business. Although the government is meant to inspect and guarantee safety, many unlawful practices appear overlooked pertaining to the safety of meat for consumers....   [tags: Pros and Cons of the Meat-Packing Industry]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair In the "Gilded Age" immigrants from all over the world became part of America's working nation in hopes of finding a new and better life for themselves and their families. As more and more new families moved to America with high hopes, more and more people fell victims to the organized society, politics, and institutions better described as, the system. The system was like a jungle, implying that only the strong survived and the weak perished. Bosses always picked the biggest and strongest from a throng of people desperate for work, and if you were big and strong, you were more likely to get the job then if you were small and weak....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of Literary Elements in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- “I aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident I hit them in the stomach” (Sinclair). Upton Sinclair uses these words to describe the reaction his novel, The Jungle, receives upon first publication. Sinclair’s original purpose of The Jungle intends to illustrate the difficult challenges of immigrants in Chicago at the turn of the century; giving details and samples of abuses in the Chicago meatpacking industry to highlight their troubles. Instead, the public demands government intervention against the atrocities and this public outcry leads to the 1906 Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act....   [tags: character, setting, theme]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair: Fame for the Wrong Reason

- In the early 1900’s America begin to transform rapidly. Many immigrants started moving to the United States in the early 1900’s with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” However, that glittering and gleaming American lifestyle is merely a distant ideal for the immigrants living in Packingtown, the meatpacking district of Chicago. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle portrays life through the eyes of a poor workingman struggling to survive in this cruel, tumultuous 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: meatpacker, meatpacking industry]

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The Struggles of Families in Poverty in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

- “In twentieth-century America the history of poverty begins with most working people living on the edge of destitution, periodically short of food, fuel, clothing, and shelter” (Poverty in 20th Century America). Poverty possesses the ability to completely degrade a person, as well as a family, but it can also make that person and family stronger. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, a family of immigrants has to live in severe poverty in Packingtown, a suburb of Chicago. The poverty degrades the family numerous times, and even brings them close to death....   [tags: immigrants, workers, communication]

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The Horrific Illustrations of Capitalism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, shows the horrific illustrations of capitalism by the circumstances of Ona giving birth, the outcomes of medicine being diluted, and the condition of embalmed beef. When Jurgis and Ona arrive in Packingtown, Chicago Jurgis is big and strong and gets pick everyday for a job, but by the end of two years Jurgis is small and does not get picked for hardly any jobs. All immigrants wait outside the meat factory companies to take the jobs of people who do not show up or come late....   [tags: immigrants, embalmed beef, medications]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- Long and tedious, with the purpose of showing the unsanitary conditions of the Chicago meat industry, The Jungle is a book that was written by Upton Sinclair. After his manuscript was completed in 1905, it appeared serially in Appeal to Reason, a widely circulated socialist periodical. This initial publication caused much controversy and immediate reaction. Much difficulty was encountered, however, when he tried to get it published in book form. None of the publishers wanted it published completely in its current form, and Sinclair didn’t want to cut any of it out....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Socialist Concepts in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- Socialist Concepts in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair The beginning of the book starts out at Jurgis and Ona’s wedding, or more specifically, the after party. This scene establishes how these two main characters look, and how they and the rest of the characters act. Jurgis is a big man with thick black hair that goes nearly to his eyes. He is very muscular and well built. Ona is a small woman; her whole body is able to disappear in Jurgis’s arms. She is soft-spoken, little in appearance and in personality....   [tags: Papers]

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The American Dream in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Jr.

- ... The Jungle, from 1906, has been deemed as “a classic denunciation of industrial capitalism and one of the most revolutionary novels of the age” (wordsocialism.org). In the “Progressive Era”, Sinclair’s ideas were at the center of the social movement, due to the brutality of the time period, The Jungle was not easily published. “The aesthetics of a novel include the way an author uses elements of style, such as imagery, irony, and paradox, to enhance characters, plot, and theme. From this perspective, The Jungle is not considered quality literature.” (cliffsnotes.com) Others thought that Sinclair only wrote the novel as propaganda for his political career, or as a simple muckraking novel...   [tags: socialism, socialist party]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, “politically connected” (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane is an experienced and educated criminal who is also “politically connected”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of Anne Tyler's Average Waves in Unprotected Waters and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- Life is all about challenges and the choices made because of those challenges. The result of this impact lives either for better or worse. This idea of challenges and choices in life is shown in literature as well. “Average Waves in Unprotected Waters” by Anne Tyler and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair have similar messages; however, each story displays these messages by using different themes, characterization and symbols. The short story, “Average Waves in Unprotected Waters” conveys a similar message of The Jungle....   [tags: Thematic Elements, Symbolisms]

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A Comparison of the Legacy of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

- 1906 would see the publication of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, pushing through major reforms of the meatpacking industry and eventually causing the government to take actions to protect the health of its people; almost fifty years later, the publication of Rachel Carson's novel Silent Spring would invoke a similar, but changed response to the threat of DDT. Although both would lead to government legislation creating major changes, the original intentions of the authors themselves differed, as well as their satisfaction of the results....   [tags: Compare Contrast Jungle Silent Spring]

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Dorthy Day´s Reaction to Upton Sinclair´s The Jungle

- ... She adventured through the poor district and looked into the houses and looked into the people, both containing very depressing things inside them. Day did this a lot, and as she did it she would imagine the characters in The Jungle, and imagined their existence in this very alive and very real neighborhood. It would become her childhood that she would fondly look back upon. It would be the kindling that started the fire for her passion and motivation for supporting her ideals and those who share it....   [tags: meat, packing, business, socialism, poor]

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The Food and Drug Adminstration from Upton Sinclair´s The Jungle

- ... As I read the Jungle I saw from beginning to end the struggle an immigrant family went through and realized being in the real world is a lot harder especially if you don’t have an education. The Jungle is an American classic because of the role in took place in the Food and Drug Administration and made a difference to all the workers who worked in the meat packing industry. Throughout the book the author illustrates the ups and downs Jurgis and his family went through as they lived in Chicago....   [tags: workers, immigrants, meat, industry]

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A Cry for Socialist Reform in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- A Cry for Socialist Reform in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair The Jungle is usually associated with the federal legislation it provoked. Americans were horrified to learn about the terrible sanitation under which their meat products were packed. They were even more horrified to learn that the labels listing the ingredients in tinned meat products were full of lies. The revelation that rotten and diseased meat was sold without a single consideration for public health infuriated the American public....   [tags: Papers]

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Socialism versus Capitalism in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- Socialism versus Capitalism in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Even before the beginning of the twentieth century, the debate between socialists and capitalists has raged. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, he portrays capitalism as the cause of all evils in society. Sinclair shows the horrors of capitalism. In The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie, he portrays capitalism as a system of opportunity. However, both Carnegie and Sinclair had something to gain from their writings; both men had an agenda....   [tags: Papers]

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Security Through Socialism

- In the novel, The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, a migrant worker by the name of Jurgis travels to Chicago in an effort to give himself a better life. He starts off good in America, as he quickly gets a job. His future in America looks promising. But not for too long though, as he quickly starts to perish under the misfortune of losing his wife, home, multiple jobs and the only son he ever had. Once Jurgis starts taking a socialistic view though, he becomes hopeful in his daily life. In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair hopes to use Jurgis’s unfortunate life to advocate for socialism....   [tags: Socialism, the Jungle, Upton Sinclair, ]

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Upton Sinclair: A Voice For Food Safety

- In 1906 Doubleday published a fiction novel based in reality and centered on immigrant life in the Chicago meat packing district. “The Jungle,” was written by Upton Sinclair, a 27 year old author from Baltimore under a $500 advance from a socialist newspaper. This novel soon became a focus of controversy and change within the United States. Though known more for it’s horrific portrayal of the conditions inside slaughterhouses, only 60 pages of the 413 pages that make up “The Jungle” detail the goings-on of the meat packing industry.Sinclair’s book was intended to be a political and social commentary on the plight of the worker during the turn of the century....   [tags: The Jungle Essays]

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The Jungle

- The book, The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair had a major impact on the way the world saw the American Meat Packing Industry. While Upton Sinclair originally intended to appeal to the public’s heart concerning the conditions and the treatment of workers, it was obvious that the book had more of an impact on the meat industry. The public was outraged by the stories of waste meat being canned as wholesome meat, workers falling into vats and being processed as lard, and dead animals being processed when the inspectors weren’t looking....   [tags: Upton Sinclair, Literary Analysis]

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Jurgis in The Jungle

- In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, Jurgis is the most complex character throughout the novel. He demonstrates many characteristics that sets him aside from the other characters and also utilizes the title of villain. He is not necessarily an evil man by nature, but does portray an evil life by existence. In the beginning, Jurgis was a man of great muscles and strength. “…and he was young, and a giant besides. There was too much health in him. He could not even imagine how it would feel to be beaten.”(23) He was a country boy, meaning he was use to lifting things and from that became strong, which was a physical feature Packingtown seemed to like, leaving Jurgis excited knowing he could easily...   [tags: Upton Sinclair]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair's The novel is set in Chicago in the area which hosts the largest slaughtering and meat packaging industry. Two young immigrants, Jurgis Rudkus and Ona Lukoszaite, from Lithuania come to the US in search of a better life. Jurgis Rudkus is a young man who believes that with hard work and along with desire that he may be able to support his one love Ona. He comes to the US in hopes of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ona Lukoszaite, she is a young and timid lady that comes to the country along with her husband not knowing what to expect and not prepare for the harsh life here in this country during the industrial time....   [tags: Upton Sinclair]

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Upton Sinclair: An Author With a Successful Book

- Just like every one else, Upton Sinclair was a complete unknown. He was born quite a while ago on September 20th, 1878. He was the son of Upton Beall Sinclair and Priscilla Harden, being born in Baltimore, Maryland. His father, Sinclair Sr., was an alcoholic who was also a liquor salesman. It was said that his father’s alcoholism shadowed over most of his childhood. His mother Priscilla on the other hand, was a very strict parent. As Sinclair became older, him and his mother did not get along very well....   [tags: Jungle, Meat industry]

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The Jungle: The Explicit Naturalism and Deep Rhethoric Techniques

- “The Jungle” is a sociological novel, the work of public and literature heritage. The story is about the hard destiny of Lithuanian immigrants who seek for freedom and justice in America that become the hostages of merciless socialistic labor system in the United States. Jurgis Rudkus suffers from the loss of his family that took place in the naturalistic scenes of gloomy slaughterhouses of Chicago, where, in monstrous miasmatic of demoralization, the hero flay the dead tubercular carcasses. With the help of grandiose rhetorical techniques like metaphor, parallelism, simile, key words, amplification and outstanding verbal approaches, Upton Sinclair won the hearts of thousands people due to...   [tags: socialism, freedom, America, Upton Sinclair]

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Upton Sinclair And The Chicago Meat-Packing Industry

- Upton Sinclair and the Chicago Meat-packing Industry In 1900, there were over 1.6 million people living in Chicago, the country's second largest city. Of those 1.6 million, nearly 30% were immigrants. Most immigrants came to the United States with little or no money at all, in hope of making a better life for themselves. A city like Chicago offered these people jobs that required no skill. However, the working and living conditions were hazardous and the pay was barely enough to survive on. This is the bases for Upton Sinclair's book, The Jungle....   [tags: The Jungle Essays]

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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]

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Imagery in The Jungle

- The scenes that I encountered when reading about the meat packaging industry in the early 1900's were very graphic. Some images were more graphic than others. The first scene that comes to mind when I think about the passage "The Jungle" was the huge iron wheel with pigs on it. This scene sticks out in my mind because I can almost see the pigs squealing as they are ripped away by their feet up higher and higher into the air. I can also see the massive "river" of hogs awaiting their turn to be chained up by the burly Negro....   [tags: Upton Sinclair]

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