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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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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 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

- 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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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 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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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 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 - 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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Critical Analysis of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

-      The Jungle is a novel that focuses on a family of immigrants who came to America looking for a better life. The novel was written by Upton Sinclair, who went into the Chicago stockyards to investigate what life was like for the people who worked there. The book was originally written with the intent of showing Socialism as a better option than Capitalism for the society. However, the details of the story ended up launching a government investigation of the meat packing plants, and ultimately regulation of food products....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays Papers]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- 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 - 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 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 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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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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Analysis of the Biography of Upton Sinclair

- Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20th 1978. Sinclair grew up in a broken household; his father was an alcohol salesman and killed himself drinking. While his mother would not even think about drinking alcohol. So these personalities naturally clashed. So Sinclair found some solace in books, Sinclair was a natural writer and he began publishing at the young age of fifteen years old. Sinclair started off going to school at a small college by the name of New York City College....   [tags: Author, Writer, Biographical]

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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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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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Upton Sinclair and Labor Laws

- Imagine a workforce without labor laws. Massive companies would still be in control of the major products, creating a nightmare for the American people. Workers would be drastically underpaid for their exhausting labor; children would still feel forced to work to help support their families. Now imagine a world without food safety laws. Meat packing companies could put ingredients in the product without labeling. They could even include toxic chemicals without any major government and legal repercussions....   [tags: work safety and labor rights]

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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 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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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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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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

- 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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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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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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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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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

- 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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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 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 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

- The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, shows the harsh conditions that immigrants were forced to endure in an industrialized city. Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant from Lithuania, has just moved to Chicago with his fiancee and her family and is expecting a glorious life. His dreams are sadly crushed once he realizes how awful life for a working man is. The family faces many hardships when they arrive to America and it never seems to get easier for them. They experience the lack of worker’s rights and the conditions of the factories and begin to change their attitude towards the place they had hoped would be a paradise for them....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Karl Marx, Marxism]

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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

- 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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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 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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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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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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Exposing Capitalism in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- Exposing Capitalism in The Jungle        While the works of Upton Sinclair are not widely read today because of their primacy of social change rather than aesthetic pleasure, works like The Jungle are important to understand in relation to the society that produced them.  Sinclair was considered a part of the muckraking era, an era when social critics observed all that was wrong and corrupt in business and politics and responded against it.  The Jungle was written primarily as a harsh indictment of wage slavery, but its vivid depictions of the deplorable lack of sanitation involved in the meatpacking industry in Chicago resulted in public outrage to the point where Congress passed the Pur...   [tags: Sinclair Jungle Essays]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 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 Life and Works of Upton Sinclair

- The Life and Works of Upton Sinclair       Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. was born in a boardinghouse in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878, to Upton Beall and Priscilla Harden Sinclair. Sinclair's childhood was complicated and the future of his family was always economically uncertain. His family was still recovering from the devastation dealt to the Southern aristocracy by Federal Reconstruction, and his father, an unsuccessful liquor salesman, was an alcoholic who often squandered the family's income....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Upton Sinclair: A Hero to the Working Class People

- Today, Upton Sinclair is regarded as a hero to the working class people. He is currently recognized for the extensive work he has accomplished, such as most famously writing The Jungle. This dynamically contrasts the way Upton was viewed during his time. Although some viewed him as famous, his fame was controversial. Many denounced his religious and political views, and felt he was extremely unpatriotic. While reviewing several documents and periodicals from his time period, it was proven that many felt negatively towards Upton Sinclair and his beliefs....   [tags: notorious American writers]

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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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The Coal War, by upton sinclair

- THE COAL WAR Book 1, The Social Chasm By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair wrote The Coal War in 1976 being published by Colorado Associated University Press. Book One; "The Social Chasm," contained 69 pages while the entirety of The Coal War had 399 pages with two other Books. "The Social Chasm" was easy to follow and had an intriguing beginning. The Coal War portrays many situations common to the people of the coal fields and those making an effort to improve its conditions....   [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: 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 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 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

- 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 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 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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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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Upton Sinclair

- Upton Sinclair was an American writer whose works reflects not only the inside but also the socialists view on things. Upton sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born into a family which held to it’s Southern aristocracy in every thing that was done. When Sinclair was ten years old, the family packed up and moved to New York City ( Where there were more opportunities to succeed ). Upton Beall Sinclair began writing when he was 15 years old. He mostly wrote ethnic jokes and fiction for a fun magazine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Upton Sinclair

- 	At the turn of the century America was in the face of economic downfall. Laissez Faire Industrialism had been in place and citizens were at the disposal of big business. Poor working conditions and poverty were the norm in a time where Socialism was an irrelevant ideology. Big business was making the government rich. But according to Upton Sinclair and his "Conditions at the Slaughterhouse," unsafe and repulsive sanitary conditions were at play, putting thousands of carnivorous Americans and factory workers in danger of death, disease and poverty....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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 and His Influence on Society

- Upton Sinclair, the famous American author, wanted to be a great influence on society. He was born in 1878 in Baltimore, Maryland, from a family of Southern aristocracy. His father was an alcoholic and his mother came from a wealthy family. When Sinclair was ten, the family moved to New York. His father sold hats and spent his evenings in bars coming home drunk every night. As a child, Sinclair was an excellent reader and scholar. By the age of fourteen, he began writing in his spare time. He attended Columbia University and later he moved to Quebec, Canada....   [tags: European Literature]

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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 Influence of Upton Sinclair's Childhood on His Views of the Meatpacking Industry

- Upton Sinclair’s childhood and era that he lived in had a significant influence on how he viewed the meatpacking industry and his writing of the Jungle. Sinclair’s novel gave a unique perspective using metaphors, sensory imagery, and naturalism to give readers a sense of what being in the factory was really like to those who have read the book. Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878 to a family that was nearly broke. His family did have ties to southern aristocracy through his mother’s side of the family and at times he would spend weeks with his wealthy grandparents....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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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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