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  • The Meat Packing Industry In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The jeering crowd roars as they strike. The meat packing industry is appalling; poisoned rats and tuberculosis infected steer are thrown into the quality meat. People call to end these horrendous practices. Upton Sinclair wrote, The Jungle, in response to the alleged horrors and intriguing claims. To prepare himself for informing the world, studied, lived, and breathed in the meat packing industry for several weeks. There were many people that thought badly of him and opposed his efforts, yet he attempted to take on the herd of the Chicago meat packing industry single handedly. Upton believed “The American Dream” was flawed and impractical. He believed that you must humble yourself to rise in society or even survive. He employed these…

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  • Meat-Packing Industry In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a book about meat production, and so much more. The Jungle follows the fictional story of Jurgis Rudkus' family, who are Lithuanian immigrants trying to make a living in Chicago. Throughout the book they are exposed to the nauseating work conditions of the Chicago meatpacking industries, corrupt politicians, and many more challenges. Jurgis constantly faces the problems that the American capitalist society has brought upon him and at the end of the book he is…

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  • Analysis Of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

    United States’ fast food industries have. Although some may argue that the corporations should led a reform of the US food system, overall, the government should take responsibility because history supports their ability to improve corporate corruption and they should be more concerned about improving public health. Admittedly, the corporations should be more responsible in their production, and think of the consequences…

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  • The Jungle Book Report Essay

    purchased is in very bad conditions, and very bad luck. Their problems only get worse, not to mention they’re living in the center of the Chicago’s meatpacking industry. The family tried to make it work and they all attempted to get…

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  • Immigration Problem Essay

    •Any children under the age of 14 should have at least 7 years of school experience and 2 years of learning english. •Any teenager under the age of 20 shall have at least 400-500 hours of working experience. •Anyone over the age of 20 should have at least 800 hours of working experience and have paid for everything needed for their children such as social security number(s), birth certificates (if needed), medical care, school documentations, background documents for all household members.…

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  • Jurgis Rudkus Book Summary

    He finds one under the employment of a well respected socialist. Jurgis is now an advocate for the Socialist movement in America. His dues are five cents a week. (The equivalent of one drink in a saloon). Rudkus finally finds asylum within the socialist movement. To him it is the solution to all of his past struggles. To conclude The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a book which exposes the horrors of the meat packing industry, the greed of the rich, and proposes socialism as the answer to this…

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  • Upton Sinclair's 'The Appeal To Reason'

    It played a huge part in the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. This act states, “For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes” (Carpenter). The Jungle opened up the horrors that were going on behind the scenes in the meatpacking industry and while not all of what he wrote may be factual it was enough for a large enough outcry for…

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  • The Importance Of Capitalism In The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

    Arguably, no piece of literature (besides Uncle Tom’s Cabin) has been more influential than The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair. Sinclair “aimed at the public’s heart” when exposing the hardships “wage-slaves” had to endure in a capitalistic society; however, by accident, he “hit [the public] in the stomach” when the only reforms were in the meat-packing industry (What Life Means to Me). Jurgis, Sinclair’s example of a “wage-slave”, changed throughout the novel and was initially optimistic…

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  • Disappearing In Chicago Essay

    Chicago was pride hungry during the 1890s. The urbanization of the city lead to an increase desire to prove itself to the world. The majority of the income from the area came from the meat packing industry, branding Chicago as a dirty city. New York City and Boston both considered themselves a better fit for the occasion. Once the bid for Chicago was approved, many architects stayed loyal to their home cities, refusing to work on the project. Architects like John Root and Frederick Olmsted…

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  • An Analysis Of Sinclair's The Jungle

    The Progressive Era was a time period in American history. Its duration was from the 1890’s through the 1920’s. It completely took place at the turn of the century, which is when America experienced onset urbanization and industrialization. Once the word industrialization is said, it is made clear the connection the novel and the progressive era share. The Progressive Era reached its climax in the early 1990’s and America had finally had enough of the big factories taking advantage of its…

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