The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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The Jungle
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland September 20th, 1878 ( ). Upton was an only child to an alcoholic salesman ( Upton Beall Sinclair) and a very strong-willed stay -at home mother( Priscilla harden Sinclair) The Sinclair family lived in poverty and by the age of 10, Upton’s father decided to move the family to New York. At this young age Sinclair started reading famous works of Shakespeare and more and started to get a step into push into his future career ( ). Sinclair first started writing and selling stories at the age of 14 at New York City College. At the age of 20, Sinclair determinedly chose to become a writer and no one was going to stop him. Upton Sinclair was motivated to write the story “The Jungle” by his political motivations ( ). The story “The Jungle” is well known and considered to be his most successful story, as a child Sinclair made judgements and opinions of the wealthy and that grew into his socialism thoughts. In 1903 his work sent Upton to Chicago to investigate reported mistreatment of employees at the meatpacking facilities ( ).After spending weeks undercover as a meatpacking worker, Upton gathered enough evidence to write his manuscript that later became “The Jungle”. Upton’s main motivation of writing the manuscript was to describe the cruelty of workers, but he used his creativity to describe the cruelty of animals that he
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