The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Essay

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Immigrants from all over the world have migrated to the United States of America for centuries all in search of the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that anyone who works hard enough in the United States can become rich and famous no matter their ethnicity, race, or religion (Immigration in the Early 1900s). Upton Sinclair shows in his novel, The Jungle, how the American Dream is just a propaganda technique that the United States uses, and most people who come to the United States can not accomplish this “dream” even if they work hard for it.
For many immigrants, just like Jurgis and his family, the first thing they would see when arriving to America was the Statue of Liberty. As a matter of fact, the Statue of Liberty came to signify the new opportunities in life and therefore also signifies the American Dream in a way (Immigration in the Early 1900s). However, this truth was as diluted as the once bronze copper that covered the statue. In addition, millions of immigrants were coming to the United States at the same time, which resulted in a decrease in the amount of jobs available. This consequently caused the American Dream to become clogged.
Propaganda is a form of communication aimed at influencing and altering the attitudes of a large group of people towards a certain position in an effort to form a general agreement on a specific topic (Propaganda). In order for propaganda to be effective it must stimulate others to accept without challenging the…

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