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  • Home And Jurgis
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    Upton Sinclair was the most famous of the American "muckraker" journalists. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. Although his family was poor, Sinclair was able to earn money as a writer from a very early age, and was able to save enough money to go to college. He attended the city college of New York and graduated from there with a B.A. degree. Soon after he went to Columbia University to graduate school. It was there that he began writing full-length novels with important ...
  • End Of The Book
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is the essence of an American experience for immigrants in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. It is portrayed as the constant struggle of the oppressed to achieve the 'American Dream', a uniting of people opposing the exploitation of workers under privileged by Capitalism and its few but nevertheless very powerful supporters in the early twentieth century of America. The characters consist of a family from Lithuania, who move to America seeking the opportunities t...
  • Ona And Jurgis
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    The Jungle Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle was a great influence over the countries decision to take notice into the food safety administration. Sinclair used a brilliant picture of the 1900's. A somewhat frightful perception is used for the meat packing industry, political corruption, and fraud. The Jungle was one of the most discussed novels of the early twentieth century. The Jungle opens with the wedding of a mighty shouldered, giant handed, individual by the name Jurgis Ruckus and his wif...
  • Jurgis Conflict
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    The Jungle A Summary and Review of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Upton's Sinclair's book portrayed a wide variety of characters to convey his messages. Only one character can be considered a major character, Jurgis Ruckus. The book revolves around Jurgis' life in Packingtown. The supporting characters, transitioned in and out of the story with great frequency. When Jurgis initially arrives in Packingtown from his native Lithuania he can best be described as being large and powerful. He believes in...
  • Lovely Wedding Between Ona And Jurgis
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair If you are or you know someone that is an immigrant to this country, then you know the struggles and hardships that one must face. Forget the language barrier, problems such as no money, no food or shelter, even no job are all brutal circumstances. All these problems are tough to surpass, and doing so is a task in itself. In The Jungle Upton Sinclair portrays all the problems that a Lithuanian family must encounter to survive. This novel reflects the time period, the...
  • Jurgis Ruckus And Ona Lukoszaite
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclare was the novel I chose to read for this final section. This book was 359 pages long with 31 chapter inside. From beginning to end, this book had detail unlike any I have ever read in the past this year. The way this novel was structured was a one sided view of how the industrial age was horrible to live in. Sinclare hated this time and used this book to show how bad it really was. Two very major character in the book happen to be a couple. There names are Jurgis Rucku...
  • Jurgis And Ona
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    This book was fact. Upton Sinclair visited Chicago in November 1904 to do research for the book. Sinclair lived in a neighborhood calledPackingtown for seven weeks. While in Packingtown, Sinclair interviewed workers, lawyers, doctors, saloon keepers, and social workers. The book deals with the greed and ruthless competition that turned America into a brutal country, which Sinclair referred to as a 'jungle. ' The Jungle also tells how those at the bottom of the economic ladder, who were wage-earn...
  • Jurgis Left Packingtown
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    THE JUNGLE By: Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Ruckus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, 'politically connected' (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane...
  • Friends House And Jurgis
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    The novel ' The Jungle' by Upton Sinclair took place in the 1900's the main character in this book is Jurgis Rud kis and his dynamic change to Socialism. He started out as a young and strong man looking for the "american dream". He left Lithuania in hope of starting a family and a cordial Life. The beginning of this book starts at the wedding of Jurgis and Ona Lukoszaite which I believe symbolizes that they are starting a new life for themselves and it is starting out with happiness and a bond. ...
  • Jurgis Leaves Chicago For A Time
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    ESSAY CATEGORY: History Sinclair Purpose in Writing The Jungle Grade: 93 Language: english System: Chippenham County, Virginia Country: USA Authors Comments: Boring book - teacher loved the essay Teachers Comments: excellent interpretation April 16, 1995 HIS 201 4/16/1995 Sinclair's Purpose in Writing The Jungle Upton Sinclair wrote this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he tries to awaken the reader to the terrible living conditions of immigrants in the cities around the turn of...
  • Connor's Political Connections Cause Jurgis
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    By: Michelle Part I In the book The Jungle, there are many characters. The major character is Jurgis Ruckus. The book revolves around his life in Packingtown. Jurgis is originally from Lithuania. When we first meet him he appears as very large and powerful. He has a wife, Ona Lukoszaite, and a son named Antanas. Mike Skully is the powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown "politically connected" through Skully and causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane...
  • Things From Jurgis Imprisonment To Ona's Death
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    Chapters 1-3 In these first few chapters, I was surprised at a couple of things. One of these things was about how little focus was on Ona and Jurgis at their own wedding reception. They were only talked about very briefly and not again until the next chapters. I would think if you are going to talk about a wedding, you would probably talk about the people getting married; , not the violinist in the wedding band, like Sinclair talked about Tamoszius. What also surprised me was how awful Sinclair...

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