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  • The Jungle

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    The Jungle Essay      The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, clearly depicts the socio-economic strife and political turpitude that ushered America into the 20th century. While telling the story of Lithuanian immigrants struggling to survive in Chicago, Sinclair illustrates how avarice and ruthless competition were driving forces in the exploitational predatory capitalist ³jungle² of American ³society² at the turn of the century. This radical novel, described as muckraking by President

  • The Jungle

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    Running Head: THE JUNGLE The Jungle [Writer Name] [Institute Name] The Jungle Thesis Statement In this novel Upton Sinclair shows the problems of working class people. His believe in and contempt for capitalism as described in this story “The Jungle”. The writer explains capitalism in which the labor communities were treated very badly and to survive in the conditions of poverty. The novel rotates around the family of a character Jurgis Rudkus who have immigrated to America from Lithuania. As

  • The Jungle Corruption

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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair details the life of a Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis, in the late 1800’s. In the novel, Jurgis and his family immigrate to America in order to find prosperity and follow the “American Dream”. However, upon reaching reaching America, they face many trials and tribulations. Foremost, no one in the family is able to speak English, as well as being poor immigrants that are easily taken advantage of by society. Initially, Jurgis tries to keep his head up and tries through

  • The Jungle Analysis

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    Corruption, lies, adultery, politics, and death are all topics addressed in Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle. The book reveals the atrocities that occurred during the early 1900’s in Chicago’s cruel and disgusting meatpacking district. The Jungle chronicles the struggle of a Lithuanian family that came to America with dreams of making their riches and passing it on to their descendants. Analysis of the novel reveals a recurring theme of how desperation makes people do horrible things such as

  • The Irony of the Jungle

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    The Irony of The Jungle Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a population of 299,000 to almost 1.7 million, the fastest-growing city ever at the time. This surge in population was largely attributed to immigrants coming from European countries seeking a chance for employment and new freedoms associated with moving to the United States at the time. 1905, in particular, was a historic year when a surge of over 1 million immigrants came to the city. During this time, author Upton Sinclair

  • The Jungle Essay

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    The Jungle Throughout Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, the inhumane and disgusting treatment the working men and women was shown to the eyes of the American people. Although what the book is most recognized for is creating the Pure Food and Drug Act, an act that gave consumers protection from dangerous and impure foods, the many various horrors the lower working class had to go through was something that deserved more recognition. Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, gives an insight on how

  • The Magic Jungle : A Description Of The Magical Jungle

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    The Magical Jungle A long, long, time ago there was a pharaoh who ruled the lands of Egypt. His name was Abasi, he was the oldest out of his brothers and sisters. Abasi was always used to bossing people around even when he was a young boy. When he was a teenager people would throw parades for him because of how much his people loved him. His father saw him as a great leader and made him pharaoh when he was 18 years old. Abasi grew older, and with each year he wanted more power and land. As time

  • Imagery In The Jungle And The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    meeting the demand. When The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published in 1906, which revealed the stomach turning ways of the meat packing companies, it caused the people to become enraged. In The Jungle, he uses disturbing visual imagery to describe the filthy conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago during the progressive era, in order to get the public’s attention, henceforth gathering the public along his side to fight for better health codes. In The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, he uses the

  • the jungle Essay

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    Upton Sinclair was the most famous of the American “muckraker” journalists. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. Although his family was poor, Sinclair was able to earn money as a writer from a very early age, and was able to save enough money to go to college. He attended the city college of New York and graduated from there with a B.A. degree. Soon after he went to Columbia University to graduate school. It was there that he began writing full-length novels with important social

  • The Jungle Biography

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    Welcome to the Jungle Upton Sinclair Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland September 20th, 1878 ( Sinclair was an only child to an unsuccessful alcoholic salesman (Upton Beall Sinclair) and a very strong-willed stay -at home mother (Priscilla harden Sinclair) While Sinclair’s close family lived in poverty his grandparents that lived nearby was extremely wealthy, this caused Sinclair to see both versions: people living in poverty and ones living in wealth. The Sinclair family