Upton Sinclair

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

    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…

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  • Literary Fiction And Propaganda In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Literary fiction is that which illuminates humanity 's flaws and shortcoming while propaganda is solely a form of persuasion. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, the author illustrates both literary fiction and propaganda through the use of a shift. He starts off by winning the hearts of his readers through pathos and ends by revealing to them the benefits of socialism. A common argument that is based off The Jungle is whether the book is literary fiction or propaganda. Some people argue that…

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  • Corruption Exposed In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, takes us through life back to America in the early 1900’s. The book allows us to follow an immigrant family from Lithuania. The main character, Jurgis, had just moved to Chicago with his family hoping to for wealth. We experienced their struggles and the conditions they lived through in the novel. The novel has shown that lives of immigrants and the poor in the progressive era was full of corruption. One issue faced in the novel is being taken advantage of…

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  • The Jungle And Fast Food Nation Analysis

    writings, the human race is constantly changing, thinking, creating, and inspiring. Although there is have been numerous changes since the creation of mankind, every once and awhile similarities in cultures and ideas can be spotted. In The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) and Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser), there are aspects of civilization, cultural diffusion, and even innovative ideas. In all three of these ideas, there can be comparisons and contrasts between the two books, even though they were…

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  • Propaganda In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, How The American Dream

    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…

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  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Of 1911 Analysis

    Throughout the late 18th century and beginning the 19th century America was changing, the country was in need of reform in all parts of society. Individuals who led this movement were known as progressives and they looked for advancement. America’s government was too weak for the second time since 1776, but this time it’s because businesses ran all things. The population as a whole couldn’t see all the problems that take place in America. The age of industrialization brought these issues, lower…

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  • The Jungle Book Report Essay

    conversion to the socialist cause. Although, the rest of the public didn’t really care about how harsh the workers were treated. They mostly cared about the food they were consuming and how it was being handled in the meatpacking industry. I think Upton Sinclair was upset that his readers didn’t show much sympathy for the family in the book. While I read the book it made me realize how hard it was for people just to keep their families together and survive. I was also I was disturbed by how…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Reforms During The Progressive Era

    Progressive Era of the United States, many reforms and acts were passed to help the country advance. Some of those acts and reforms regulated child labor, improved working conditions, and protected consumers through many exploits by Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair. Many children were working in factories and sweatshops, as a means to help support their families. These children would work for 9 to 12 hours daily, and get paid extremely low wages. Some would be badly injured, and even killed by…

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  • Class Labor In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    century, the United States transitioned toward production by craftsmanship, to industrial machinery. Although the rate of production grew tremendously, issues between the citizens became observable. The Jungle, a powerful and eye-opening novel by Upton Sinclair, shows how the meat-packing industry ran off corruption and “modern” slave work. The upper class, politicians and factory managers, took charge of the hideous environment the working class labored in. Throughout the story, Jurgis Rudkus,…

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  • Stereotypes Exposed In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    joy. It is also, where things start to go array; filled with the same belief in both their opportunities, and in the good will of men, they buy a property for the family to live and prosper, however, they are scammed with extensive hidden fees. Sinclair uses similes throughout the book, he writes descriptive, compelling pieces drawing the reader in – upsetting their moral norms, outraging them, exploring and then delivering unexpected – and unwanted surprises. An example is how pigs with…

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