Essay On The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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Upton Sinclair and his work ‘The Jungle’ impacted the United States during the 20th century because it gave people a visual on the kind of “meat” they actually ate, how the food was treated, as well as how the animals lived amongst the people during the time before the process into food began. Sinclair once stated, “I aimed at the public’s heart by accident hit it’s stomach.” Sinclair’s intentions were to inform people of the poor conditions the immigrants faced during this time while featuring the horrific details of food; everyone’s center of attention remained on the unsanitary meat products. Even though, society was still unaware of the fact that the immigrants were working illegal hours in a brutal fight of survival of the fittest during …show more content…
Some died because of disease they caught while others acted out of character and reverted back to life before humans evolved like apes, gorillas, homosapiens and much more. This illustrates the issue of the brutality that the workers endured while working at these meat-packing factories who did not dream of ending their lives the way they did. The text also states, “Sinclair’s further graphic details of the slaughter of diseased animals, chemicals used to cover the smell of spoiled meat, and worker’s using the workspace as a bathroom all led to public outrage (Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ Turns 100, 1).” Based on the information from ‘The Jungle’ we know the nauseating meat-packing business which has now turned around with the help of the reform during the 20th century bringing light to what people were not capable of seeing. Before the new century rats along with unsanitary conditions decreased sales. In the text, it stated from ‘What The Jungle Tells Us Today’, “His philosophy, as his website explains it, centers around ‘natural health lifestyle’ and personal …show more content…
The immigrants suffered tremendously in the working field of the world with them being less fortunate than those who did not have to put in much work since they were on the wealth side of the scale. Upton Sinclair stressed valuing what the immigrants did such as, working hard, sticking together as a family trying to survive the American Dream, and not giving up. As a result, his work to inform those who were in aware of these conditions ultimately made a significant change in the way food was made. The change began with meat inspectors entering the industry drastically, putting forth use of their power in a positive way. In the long run, it created organically made meat and improved processed meat. Customers are so addicted to what they are eating it controls them and they tend to not care about what they are really

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