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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- Upton Sinclair tried to unveil the reality of eastern European immigrants that worked in the meatpacking industry. Sinclair was part of a new type of journalism—during the early 1900’s—called Muckraking. Eric Foner, professor at Columbia University, describes Muckraking as the “use of journalistic skills to expose the ills of industrial and American life” (Foner 546). Muckraking plays an important role during the 1900’s because individuals were hoping to bring “significant change in American and political life” (Foner 544)....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- 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....   [tags: Socialism, Capitalism, Max Weber, The Jungle]

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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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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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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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The Warning in The Beast in the Jungle

- The Warning in The Beast in the Jungle "In the case of Henry James there should not be much dispute about the exactness and completeness of the representation; no man ever strove more studiously or on the whole more successfully to reproduce the shape and color and movement of his æsthetic experience." These are the remarks of Stuart P. Sherman from his article entitled "The Aesthetic Idealism of Henry James," from The Nation, p. 397, April 5, 1917. Now, some seventy-two years later critical readers are still coming to terms with James' aesthetic vision....   [tags: Beast in the Jungle Essays]

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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 - 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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Fate in Henry James' The Beast In The Jungle

-      Henry James always managed to keep certain themes in his works similar. The one that usually stands out most is his literary battles between American and European customs. This is especially apparent in three of his works, Daisy Miller: A Study, Roderick Hudson, and The Portrait Of A Lady. However, in his short story, The Beast In The Jungle, there is another theme that takes center stage. That theme is fate; moreover, the failure to control that fate.      In The Beast In The Jungle, we are introduced to John Marcher, one of the main characters....   [tags: Henry James, The Beast In 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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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 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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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

- 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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Comparing Daisy Miller and The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

-       Henry James' Daisy Miller and "The Beast in the Jungle" are first and foremost powerful tragedies because they employ such universal themes as crushed ambitions and wasted lives. And the appeal of each does not lie solely in the darkening plot and atmosphere, but in those smallest details James gives us. Omit Daisy's strange little laughs, delete Marcher's "[flinging] himself, face down, on [May's] tomb," and what are we left with. Daisy Miller would be a mere character study against the backdrop of clashing American and Euro- pean cultures and "The Beast in the Jungle," a very detailed inner diary of a completely self-absorbed man who deservingly meets his fate in the end....   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller, Beast in the Jungle]

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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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The King of the Jungle

- Lion's have many unique and amazing characteristics. Their rarity, their strength, and the way of their life cycle make them stand out as a very exclusive species. The lion is the largest of the African carnivores, and the biggest feline in the cat family. It is a light, sandy brown color and the male lions have hair around their necks, known as a mane. The mane of a lion can range from black, to light brown. The mane makes it very easy to identify a male lioness from a male lion, for females don't have manes, but the larger size of the male lion's to the female lionesses also makes it easy to identify the males from the females....   [tags: Animal Research]

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Law of the Jungle

- Introduction The term “Law of the Jungle” is an expression often meaning “every man for himself,” “survival of the fittest” or “anything goes.” A term that also referred to as the time period prior to the Wagner Act enacted in 1935. A time in which collective bargaining existed in theory but not fairly practice between unions and employers. When practiced fairly, collective bargaining allows workers to achieve a form of democracy within the workplace; thus allowing for a form of rules to be upheld by both the employer and the employees....   [tags: Labor]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle From the point of view of history, The Jungle, is both a comment on and a product of its own times. Those times most definitely need to be viewed in relation to what happened in the last half of the nineteenth century. This incredible time period saw the making of great industries and great fortunes (for those who were in control of the industries). So far as the relationship between business and government was concerned, it was a time of laissez-faire, where government had very little to do with what business was doing....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle "The Jungle" portrays the lower ranks of the industrial world as the scene of a naked struggle for survival. Where workers not only are forced to compete with each other but, if they falter, are hard pressed to keep starvation from their door and a roof over their heads. With unions weak and cheap labor plentiful, a social Darwinist state of "the survival of the fittest" exists. The real story revolves around the integration and eventual disintegration of Jurgis Rudkis and his family, Lithuanian immigrants who move to the Chicago stockyards in hopes of a better life....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle, due to the federal legislation it provoked, became one of the most impressionistic books of the twentieth century. 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 canned meat products were blatant fabrications. The revelation that rotten and diseased meat was sold without a single consideration for public health infuriated American citizens. They consumed meat containing the ground remains of poisoned rats and sometimes unfortunate workers who fell into the machinery for grinding meat and producing lard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle In Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle not only symbolized an era where dirt and filth ran rampant in meat packing industry, but it also exposed people to the natural human desire of greed, power, and corruptions. This in turn was a socialist transformation itself. Sinclair also provides the meaning to the phrase “wage slavery” in different ways. In the novel Sinclair tells a story about a man name Jurgis, a Lithuanian immigrant who gets married to young lady named Ona Lukoszaite, who’s also a Lithuanian immigrant....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair If you are or you know someone that is an immigrant to this country, then you know the struggles and hardships that one must face. Forget the language barrier, problems such as no money, no food or shelter, even no job are all brutal circumstances. All these problems are tough to surpass, and doing so is a task in itself. In The Jungle Upton Sinclair portrays all the problems that a Lithuanian family must encounter to survive. This novel reflects the time period, the conflicts around the country, and the conflicts of a family struggling to survive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- This book was fact. Upton Sinclair visited Chicago in November 1904 to do research for the book. Sinclair lived in a neighborhood called Packingtown for seven weeks. While in Packingtown, Sinclair interviewed workers, lawyers, doctors, saloonkeepers, and social workers. The book deals with the greed and ruthless competition that turned America into a brutal country, which Sinclair referred to as a "jungle." The Jungle also tells how those at the bottom of the economic ladder, who were wage-earners and their families, are at a great disadvantage in the capitalist country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle Essay The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, clearly depicts the socio-economic strife and political turpitude that ushered America into the 20th century. While telling the story of Lithuanian immigrants struggling to survive in Chicago, Sinclair illustrates how avarice and ruthless competition were driving forces in the exploitational predatory capitalist ³jungle² of American ³society² at the turn of the century. This radical novel, described as muckraking by President Theodore Roosevelt, was a sounding board for pro-socialist politics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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The Jungle

- In The Jungle, the character of Jurgis, who is also the protagonist of the story, undergoes a tremendous transformation throughout the story. Jurgis's moral values slowly decline throughout each chapter as his life slowly plunges downward. In the beginning, Jurgis has a strong devoted feeling toward his family along with a positive attitude towards his new country in which he is about to live and work. He vows to work hard and earn money in order to pay for the veselija from the wedding. He eventually finds a job and earns enough for the family to settle into a home....   [tags: Upton Sinclair]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is the tale of a Lithuanian immigrant, Jurgis Rudkus, and his family. Jurgis and his family move to the United States in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, only to find themselves ill-equipped for the transition in the workplace and in society in general. Jurgis faces countless social injustices, and through a series of such interactions, the theme of the book is revealed: the support of socialism over capitalism as an economic and social structure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- Upton Sinclair was the most prolific writer in the history of America. He did most of his work focusing on how the politicians are corrupting the United States and how it will be made a better place; he also wanted political and social reform. The jungle was published in the 1906.it was a grim indication that led the government to a regulation of the food industry inspection. The jungle was specifically written to draw the government's attention to the working condition faced by laborers in America....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Jungle

- The Jungle By: Upton Sinclair The story opens with the feast at Jurgis and Ona’s wedding in America, but soon flashes back to the time before they left Lithuania. Jurgis met Ona at a horse fair, and fell in love with her. Unfortunately, they were too poor to have a wedding, since Ona’s father just died. In the hopes of finding freedom and fortune, they left for America, bringing many members of Ona’s family with them. During time in America, Jurgis and his wife was getting robbed. They work their butt off, so they can earn money for the family, but they can’t even support themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- Throughout American history, people that have challenged themselves with a cause have had at least some control of major issues present during their lives. Upton Sinclair was one of these influential people. Using his talent for writing, Sinclair wrote his most successful novel, The Jungle. This novel stressed a need to improve conditions for industrial workers, and exposed the faults of Capitalism in order to promote his cause; which was Socialism. Sinclair achieved his goal of promoting Socialism with the story of Jurgis Rudkus and his family....   [tags: Socialism, Sinclair ]

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The Jungle

- Part I In the book The Jungle, there are many characters. The major character is Jurgis Rudkus. The book revolves around his life in Packingtown. Jurgis is originally from Lithuania. When we first meet him he appears as very large and powerful. He has a wife, Ona Lukoszaite, and a son named Antanas. Mike Skully is the powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown “politically connected” through Skully and 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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- Upton Sinclair was the most famous of the American “muckraker” journalists. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. Although his family was poor, Sinclair was able to earn money as a writer from a very early age, and was able to save enough money to go to college. He attended the city college of New York and graduated from there with a B.A. degree. Soon after he went to Columbia University to graduate school. It was there that he began writing full-length novels with important social themes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- Sinclair's book ,The Jungle probably had to do the most with the fact that he himself was a Socialist. He was brought up in Baltimore, and his family was considerately poor. His father was not very successful at his job and for this reason it seems good to believe he became a Socialist because in communist countries it is said that all people are treated equal. An opposite of this book would be "‚Animal Farm", which Sinclair has probably never read. This other novel shows the bad sides of Socialism and it ends with the rules saying, "All animals are considered equal, but some are more equal than others"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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"The Jungle" Analysis

- Throughout the early twentieth century, America was touted as the land of freedom and limitless opportunities. This land was a democracy; a place where every man had a chance to live a decent and fulfilling life. For the millions of immigrants that flocked to the United States of America during this time period, this ideal society described above was the reason for their massive migration. Seeking what seemed to be incredibly high wages and chance to be a free man, people from every race and culture made the decision to move to and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Literatuer Analysis]

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The Law of the Jungle: Hinduism and Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books

- While reading The Ramayana, I found myself pausing at the description of Hanuman, one of the monkey people who feature in this epic tale. I realized that these monkey people sounded quite similar to King Louie and the other monkeys from Disney’s film the Jungle Book. On doing some research and reacquainting myself with the stories themselves, I found that though Hanuman and his people are not exactly like the singing and dancing apes who desperately want fire, they do share many qualities with the Bandar-log of Rudyard Kipling’s the Jungle Books....   [tags: dharma, non-violence, hunt]

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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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The Jungle Book By Rudyard Kipling

- The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, contains many different personality types. Throughout this novel, we discover characters who love to help others and those who don’t. We learn about those who are living for themselves and those who want to impact others. As readers, we are introduced to characters who love to kill and those who are seeking ways to bring peace to the jungle. Each of us are given a choice as to what we will become. All personality types are different, some good and some bad; your personality depends on how you use your gifts and what you do with them....   [tags: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Jungle Husband '

- admitted, writing to a publisher that she did not want her work promoted in Palmers Green where she lived, because “a lot of the people here are in the novels and poems” according to William May, who wrote reviews on a number of Smith’s poems in the Oxford Journals (324). May infers that in “The Jungle Husband”, Evelyn must have been a middle class wife, at home sitting in a very tidy sitting room, knitting, or perhaps sipping tea with a friend. (332). From my interpretation, I believe that Evelyn most likely had lived in a somewhat sheltered, closeted environment, which gives her hardly any conception of her husband 's daily experiences-for she has never worked outside the home....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Poetry]

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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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The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

- Point of View as a Narrative Device in “The Beast in the Jungle” In Henry James’ short story, “The Beast in the Jungle”, the third person narrative is used as a literary device and therefore, the narrator does not play a role in the events of the story. Considering the fact that this is a story about a man’s self-absorption, it is interesting that this form of narration was used; typically, in order to completely capture a narrator’s self-interest first-person would be the narrative choice. Instead, James’ choice of the third person narrative is an advantage with respect to the theme of the story: a life that is not fully realized....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis]

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The Jungle Is The Deceitfullnes Of Private Enterprise

- Subjects Socialism as a Resolve for the Problems of Capitalism The key theme of The Jungle is the deceitfullnes of private enterprise. in the first couple chapter of the jungle, sinclairs shows his displeasure of a free market system, which is, in Sinclair’s perspective, is cruel, damaging, unjustifiable, ruthless, and rough. The modest devastation of Jurgis’ migrant family because of a ruthless and privileged financial and social agenda shows the impact of free enterprise on the working population in general....   [tags: Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Free market]

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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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The Jungle and Plunkitt of Tammay Hall

- In the books, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and Plunkitt of Tammay Hall, they both focus on how life was like in America during 1905. But they show it in different perspectives. In the book The Jungle, the characters in it are attempting to live the American Dream after migrating from Lithuania to The United States. And in the Plunkitt of Tammay Hall, it is about a sentor named Geroge Washington Plunkitt, who shares his secrets on how to be the best Politican. Throughout both books, they both focus on many of the same issues, yet view them different....   [tags: compare contrast]

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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 and In the Waiting Room

- In today’s world immigration and emigration has vastly increased. With these increased movements around the world, the lack of communication creates many consequences. Without a language in common the attempt at communication is a difficult process. In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair explores the consequences of language barriers through a new immigrant family. The Lithuanian family do not have the language skills required for their new life in America and everyday life is a struggle. The problems that rise from a lack of communication lead to a path of destruction for the family....   [tags: severe consequences, miscommunication, analysis]

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The Jungle Book in Detailed Form

- Beginning: One very warm evening in the hills of Seeone, Father Wolf woke up from his rest day, he scratch himself, yawned and spread out his paws to get rid of the sleepy sensation, and the mother wolf lay down on her little baby’s while the moon shone on the cave were all they lived. Aught!. Is time to hunt again said the father wolf, when he was going down the hill a shadow past with a bushy tail and said: good luck goes with you, it was the Chief of the wolfs. It was Tabiqui; all wolfs hate Tabiqui because he runs all around making mischiefs, telling tales, eating rags and pieces of leather from the village rubbish heaps....   [tags: wolf, baby]

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Marketing Plan For The Jungle Juice

- INTRODUCTION Welcome back to Jungle Juice Lemonade Stand. Our purpose is to make you feel as much like family as your own. We want to invite you to a tasteful and fun experience of drinking good quality lemonade. The company is almost at the point of going international just a few more kinks to work out and we will be global. We are second on the top list of lemonade sellers getting ready to possess the number one slot. We have improved our ingredients to become more natural and healthy for the customers but still maintaining that delicious taste....   [tags: Brand, Customer, Marketing, Communication]

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The Beast Of The Jungle By Henry James

- Love is a variety of different feelings which can warm or hurt someone’s feeling. Love can fill-full or empty someone’s life; it has the unexpected power to conquer the world or destroy one’s bright future. Love’s infinite meaning has been proven in “The beast in the jungle” by Henry James. This short story describes about the friendship between John Marcher and May Bartram psychologically rather than physically. May has loved Marcher for years and is always by his side while Marcher did not realize or love her back....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Friendship]

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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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"The Jungle": Inspiring Change in the Workplace

- A sickly breeze slithers around the corner of a long brick building and pulls bits of paper and trash into its wickedly spiraling game. Grey fog, twisting and warping into grotesque patterns, oozes up from the dank stream of sewage that floats lazily down the gutters of the stone-made road. A hunchbacked old man trundles through the mist, the collar of his tattered jacket clenched tightly around his face to ward off the slight autumn chill of the brisk morning air. He hardly slows at the sound of another being moving towards him through the smog....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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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

- At the turn of the twentieth century, progressives were gaining momentum through the United States. The focused on attacking major corporations such as Standard Oil, U.S. Steel and the Armour meat-packing company to improve the living and working conditions of those in poverty (“Upton”). Those focused on these companies as many of their labor employees were immigrants that were treated as “wage slaves”, working in brutal conditions for the lowest wages (“Upton”). Upton Sinclair set out to exploit the meat-packing industry by investigating the conditions and lives of the workers; he later used his findings to write the novel “The Jungle” (“Upton”)....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe]

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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is a 1906 novel written to show the harsh conditions and the unfair treatment of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities. The book starts off at a traditional Lithuanian wedding, called a Veselija, in a hall near the stockyards of Chicago called Packingtown. Sinclair opens with the wedding of, Lukoszaite and Jurgis Ruckus, to show the reader how the immigrants are mistreated even at ritual event. Some guest at the wedding eat and drink without ever paying for it and the saloon keepers cheat the families on beer and liquor, by charging them more than what they actually had consumed....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Factory, Upton Sinclair]

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The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle portrays the many injustices that result from capitalism; including terrible working conditions, child labor, political corruption, prostitution, drinking, cheating, and crime. The title, The Jungle, acts as a symbol for Upton Sinclair’s views of capitalism as a system in which only the most corrupt can thrive in. In more depth, the novel’s title symbolizes the competitive and cutthroat nature of capitalism. In the case of the novel, Packingtown is like a jungle, where the strong prey on the weak and all living things are forced to engage in a brutal fight for survival....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Capitalism, Socialism]

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Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

- Ethics, the moral principles that govern a person’s or group 's behavior, are one of the most important lessons to be learned in post high school education. Ethics are what people and companies all over the world are taught to practice in order to create a fair and just society for both the consumer and the business or organization. However, as companies expand and gain more power, the question of what is ethical slowly begins to fade as it is overcome by the question of what is more convenient, cheaper, and will result in the most profit....   [tags: Meat packing industry, Meatpacking]

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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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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

- During the industrial revolution in the United States, many immigrants from different countries and backgrounds flocked to the big cities of New York, Chicago, and even Pittsburgh. Many of these immigrants, who were mostly of Irish, Lithuanian, or Italian decent, had immigrated in hopes of finding the American Dream. When they arrived in the United States, however, they were greeted with something they never would have even guessed. The workplace was extremely filthy, very dangerous, and the immigrants barely made enough money to live....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Factory, Cotton mill]

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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 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

- 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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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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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

- 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

- 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

- Is it possible to achieve the American Dream. This ideal of achieving the American Dream came back in the early 1900’s. Immigrants who traveled from all over the world to the United States were searching for better job opportunities and comfortable homes. They sought to conquer wealth and provide an upper lifestyle for their families. Also, this ideal is pretty much existed today, but in a more realistic approach. Different from before, now there is a vast of resources that are available so people can have choices before they decide to invest their money on a new business or buy a new property....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Upton Sinclair, Mother]

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Literary Aspects Of The Jungle

- The Jungle is a complex book; there are many different literary aspects used to help further the book. The ones that have the biggest impact on the book are dialect, mood, theme, and foreshadowing. These literary devices are used multiple times throughout the book to help the reader better understand the story, and to better understand the characters and what they are going through. Dialect is used multiple times in the book. Dialect is the way characters speak compared to others. Jurgis and his family barely speak any english at all, so when they do it is mostly broken english in very short sentences....   [tags: Literary technique, Foreshadowing]

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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

- “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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