Upton Sinclair

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  • Canning Research Paper

    Napoleonic wars – Canning Since prehistoric times, humans have found multiple ways to make food last longer like drying, salting, smoking, and drying, but humanity has yet to find a method to preserve food in a state where it is nearly fresh, not until the late 1800s. The French directory, which was concerned about the military’s food supply because their soldiers were fighting in distant countries and are in constant need of rations, therefore, thinking that something had to be done in order…

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  • The Role Of Jurgis In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair is a political fiction novel. In the Jungle, a Lithuanian family comes to America in hopes of achieving the American Dream, but instead finds many hardships in America. Jurgis and his family are poor, dying, and enduring a strenuous work load. Due to some of these hardships, Jurgis went from naïve in entrusting the capitol boss with his welfare to hostile in entrusting the capitol boss with his welfare. Jurgis entrusts his welfare with the capitol boss. The…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Muckraking

    To muckrack means to “search out and publicly exposes real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business”. Therefore, muckraking is a hard-hitting job that takes integrity and honor to accomplish. To be a muckraker would be a commendation to any prominent individual or business. Muckraking is a demanding job that requires guts and imperative values from risk takers due to the menace that large corporations can be. Muckraking originated in the Progressive Era, which caused many…

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  • Similarities Between The Jungle And The Great Gatsby

    earn enough money to support their next meal, let alone a place to sleep. Two authors have captured this phenomenon in their novels about the pursuit about the American Dream. These authors; F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the The Great Gatsby and Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle show very different versions of America in…

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  • Summary Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    "Aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." These are words Upton Sinclair used to describe how he felt about the effectiveness of his novel The Jungle. While it is true that Sinclair was trying to use his work to persuade the public to change their political ideology, his novel still had a major effect on society. It may not have been in the way Sinclair intended, but The Jungle still holds a piece of the public’s heart today, holding testament to the menacing ways…

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  • Booker T Washington Research Paper

    give submission to the white race in that it was the only way Washington saw the negro surviving. In the early 1900s conditions for African Americans were gradually getting better. In Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, he stated that “Now he was going to be free, to tear off his shackles, to rise up and fight.” Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. Doubleday, Jabber, 1906. 238.…

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  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Analysis

    conditions of factories and steps have been taken in order to improve the quality and safety of food. Food and health advocates have made their impact on society by exposing the subpar quality of various corporations in which food is packaged. Upton Sinclair, the author of The Jungle produced a tale of what happened behinds closed doors of food manufacturing factories. In this story, he directs the attention of one man’s experience. This man shares details about how…

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  • Individualism In America

    applies during hard times because as the law of nature states all countries experience hard times, but the only way to get yourself out of poverty was that “if you worked hard, and lived a sober and God-fearing life, success was bound to come to you” (Sinclair 10). It was tough that the only way to get promotions and get ahead of life was to be quite, follow orders, and demonstrate strong work values. If, and only if, workers demonstrate these values they will prosper in the great society that…

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  • Review Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is an accurate presentation of United States history during the early twentieth century because it correctly depicts the exploitation of the poor working class and eventual shattering of dreams by the wealthy capitalists through: the political corruption such as the party bosses’ constant rigging of elections, the harsh labor conditions and cheating of wages put on workers, and the constant injustices and swindling that the working class endured. Sinclair…

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  • External Conflicts In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, is set in the early 1900’s and tells the story of Jurgis, the main character, who has much trouble in succeeding the tasks he promises to fulfill for his family. Jurgis Rudkus is married to Ona. The two have two late children and two handicapped children. When he, his wife, and their children move to Packingtown, Chicago from Lithuania, Jurgis finds a job to provide for them. Of course, having one person only working to pay the bills is difficult especially with…

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