The Illusions Of American Dream

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The illusions of American Dream also presents in “all men are created equal” in the declaration. As xxx states, it is very clear that “the white, Protestant landowners was responsible for deciding who keep a voice in the new government, but not the people”. When the country grows and their descendants gradually allow other people (from different races or countries) join the community, and give them equal rights to these “outsiders” to what they think fit. Human will naturally tend to protect their own circles and remain vigilance to the outside world, thus, it is not an easy thing to do.
The Jungle described the tragic experience of the Jurgis family who are immigrants from Lithuania. In order to make a living in America, the Jurgis and
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These descriptions of the harsh competitive environment become a significant part of The Jungle. The labours are treated as domestic animals as their working intensity is inconceivable that “they worked with furious intensity, literally upon the run—at a pace with which there is nothing to be compared except a football game.” (chapter 3) The work almost deprived all of the energy of labours. The novel also reflects the brutal competition which is full of deceit and dishonesty. Many people choose to benumb themselves to be an alcoholic in order to avoid competition. For women who are lack of advantages for competition, prostitution and degeneration become the only way to survive. The poor are competing with each other for the sake of food and clothing, while politicians are bribing money from the poor for defeating their rivals, and the police, the judges keep wages of the workers for their own expense. The American society in the eyes of Sinclair hardly has charity, even if there have charity, goodwill always comes from the lower class and the poorest. In fact, “The Jungle” is a visual definition of the inconstant society, that the industrialization of America is a brutal and bloody jungle world.

Jurgis and his family gradually understand that the world in which they had been holding fantasy is hostile and competitive, that people
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