The Contributions Of Socialism In The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

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Have you ever heard of the book called The Jungle? This book was written by Upton Sinclair, a muckraker. Harry Sinclair Lewis was a janitor at Upton Sinclair's socialist colony and he was influenced by Sinclair’s idea of socialism. Therefore, their ideas are very much alike even though their childhood backgrounds were completely different. Upton Sinclair had a great impact on society by addressing social issues in the early 1900’s, so what is the significance of Lewis’s works? Some of his major representative works are Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith (“Assignment Five -- Sinclair Lewis Babbitt”). These books played a big role on muckraking the social corruptions in his time period.
One of the reasons that Lewis’s works are so significant is that he has a unique style of writing and a very revolutionary way of thinking. It is obvious from the book Main Street in which the story takes place on the Main Street in Gopher Prairie, a small town. People in the story are old-fashioned, very religious, and have little interest in their government. In this story, Carol tries to reform the village so that it can become more modern and beautiful, but as she tries to introduce new traditions to the town, she starts to realize that many of the people who live there are not very welcoming of the social reforms, and they think it is better to settle down and enjoy small town life (“Main Street”).This work by Lewis satirizes the duplicity, intolerance, and resistance to change in small
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