Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle

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Upton Sinclair took interest in fiction at an early age by writing fiction stories as a young boy to writing adventure stories and jokes to help support himself through college. He was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943 and focused on writing fiction stories about real world industrialist views. Upton Sinclair’s fiction “The Jungle” entwines the reality of the dangerous and legal conditions of meat industry workers and consumers in Chicago while narrating the lower-class lifestyle of an immigrant family relocating from a small town in Europe to America in search for a better living. During their hardship and unsuccessful process of finding this “better” lifestyle, the horrors and unsafe conditions of the meat packing industry are legitimately exposed. Back in that time, the occupation of factory working or the meat packing industry was popularly considered the source of family income. From young to old, these men, women, boys and girls were under paid and worked in terrible and unsafe conditions. Sinclair also focused on factors that women went through for employment. Many people felt as if Sinclair was fond of exaggeration while writing this book but the most important thing is that this book imposed change in America.
Jurgis Rudkis and his family were immigrants who moved to the United States for a better lifestyle than in Lithuania. The story began at the celebration of the wedding of Jurgis and Ona Rudkus that they simply could not afford. They had a…

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