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    The Jungle Book Thesis

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    Stuck In Property It is time, at last to speak the truth about property and how if someone fall deep into tragedy there is no way out. The book “The Jungle” poverty is often described as wage slavery. These are the people that work in bad conditions for a bad wage, as well as being treated like animals. The people in packingtown we’re fighting for their life. Many people throughout the story sacrificed themselves and everything they had for their family. One character we will be talking about today is Jurgis Rudkus. Remember, it's time at last to speak the truth about poverty. Jurgis Rudkus is a young man from Lithuania. Jurgis fled to America after he found the girl of his life Ona. Jurgis and Ona fell in love immediately, the first time they saw another. After both decided to get married, they knew exactly what they wanted and that was to live the American Dream. Jurgis and Ona moves to America because jurgis seeks a better life, and want to be able to provide for his wife. Jurgis often feel guilt for everything that happens throughout the story, not only to him but also to Ona. Poverty plays a big part throughout this story. Poverty is a state of being extremely poor. Everyone in packingtown can relate to being in poverty. The city of packingtown is suffering but can't seem to find any light. Everyone is for themselves and will do anything to survive. “Here was a population of low class, and mostly foreign, hanging on the verge of starvation”(Sinclair, 113). The jobs…

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    The Jungle is a novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair, who was an American journalist and novelist. He wrote this novel to express the terrible conditions that immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industries had to go through. Since these immigrants had no money , they would settle for any job possible, and settled for the extreme labor in factories. Specifically, it was written about the life of Jurgis Rudkus and his family, who were immigrants who came to America to work in…

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    “The rich people not only had all the money, they had all the chance to get more; they had all the know-ledge and the power, and so the poor man was down, and he had to stay down.” One of the main characteristics of the jungle is that the powerful (the rich) is powerful thanks to the weak (the poor); the law of the jungle, the law of the strongest. Upton Sinclair calls “The Jungle” the socio-economic reality that the city of Chicago is going through at the beginning of the 20th century. In the…

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    The novel The Jungle was written in 1906 by an American journalist and novelist, Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote The Jungle to represent the harsh conditions and difficult lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago Illinois and other industrialized cities. The novel is set in the early 1900’s when industrialization had reached the United States. It was also a time immigrant population started soaring. The reason behind this was that many foreigners believed that America was the land of…

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    I aimed at Americas heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach. This statement, attributed to writer Upton Sinclair, is in reference to Sinclairs novel, The Jungle. The Jungle, written in the early twentieth century, depicts the horrors and corruption of the cities and its industries. Specifically, the novel is aimed at putting down the meat packaging industry. The novel's title symbolizes the competitive nature of the city; the world of Packingtown, the place where the protagonist, Jurgis,…

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    The Jungle by author Upton Sinclair is a story about Jurgis Rudkus and his family who immigrated to America from Lithuania. Jurgis, his wife Ona and their relatives end up getting conned into buying a house with all of their savings near the stockyards and meat packing district in Chicago. Jurgis winds up working in the slaughterhouse where conditions are harsh and unsafe and the pay is low. All of the relatives including the women and the children have to go out and have to seek work to make…

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    Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle (New York: Signet Publishing, 1986) pp. 386. Upton Sinclair was born September 20, 1878 in Baltimore Maryland to parents Beall and Priscilla Sinclair. Growing up, he loved to read books, and started school at the late age of 10 years old. His father was an alcoholic who never kept a good job, and was always moving. After graduating in college in 1897, he focused on writing, and in 1904, went undercover to work at a meatpacking plant to research his novel The Jungle.…

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    The Jungle is novel, written by Upton Sinclair, which focuses on a recently immigrated (from Lithuania) family expecting/hoping for a better life in America. Upton Sinclair was regarded as one of the most renowned muckrakers, in other words, a journalist who exposed the corruptions in either industries or individuals. His writing was during a time of progressivism and reform, where there was an abundance of individuals seeking to improve society and human conditions and dispose of capitalist…

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    Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair is not only an accomplished writer that wrote nearly one hundred books based on events that took place during the twentieth century, but a man who has improved and solved many problems within the United States. He exposed the problems within the meat packaging industry, which led to the creation of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. These things would not have been possible without his motivation, preparation, and accomplishments. With this…

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    The Jungle In Upton Sinclair’s story The Jungle, the progressive era and struggles within are vividly narrated through the characters. To illustrate, Jurgis Rudkus, the main character from which the story takes perspective represents the common working man in general. However, as the story progresses he becomes conscious and acknowledges his duty for social responsibility and fights for equality of the majority. Furthermore, Ona represents the weak side of the woman while Marija the strong, but…

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