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  • Employers In Packing Town
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    The Jungle Upton Sinclair's most famous novel, The Jungle, not only symbolized an era where dirt and filth ran rampant in meat packing industry, but it also exposed people to the natural human desire of greed, power, and corruptions. This newly gained knowledge resulted in a socialist transformation. The novel follows the lives a large Lithuanian family living during the early 1900's that immigrates to the United States in the pursuit of freedom and happiness. The family of eleven took what litt...
  • Packing Of The Meat
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    The Disgusting Socialist Jungle The Jungle, considered Upton Sinclair's greatest achievement, shows the deplorable conditions in meat packing plants, as well as moving the reader on the path to socialism. In order for Sinclair to give accurate details in the book, he spent over a year researching and writing about the conditions on the meat packing plants in Chicago. This first hand experience allowed for Sinclair to see the plight of the wage-slaves. At the turn of the century, no laws were in ...
  • Stories And Novels Upton Sinclair
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    Upton Sinclair Through numerous articles, stories, and novels Upton Sinclair brought to the public's attention unsafe, unsanitary working conditions and promoted social activism and the regulation of private industries and the government control of all vital industries (gas, heat, public transportation, phone, electricity, etc. ). Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore September 1878 in an upper-class family, he was raised in Baltimore and in New York City. His father was a liquor salesman and his...
  • Sinclair
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    READ ALL ABOUT IT... UPTON SINCLAIR!! My cause is the Cause of a man who has never yet been defeated, and whose whole being is one all devouring, God-given holy purpose, declared Upton Beall Sinclair. This man is not only an American novelist, essayist, journalist, but also deeply involved in politics. He has accomplished so many things throughout his life span, it is tough to compare him to anyone else. Until Sinclair was in his later life, he was an unknown failure to many, but then for forty ...
  • Working Conditions Of Packingtown Jurgis
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    The Jungle Essay The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, clearly depicts the socio-economic strife and political turpitude that ushered America into the 20th century. While telling the story of Lithuanian immigrants struggling to survive in Chicago, Sinclair illustrates how avarice and ruthless competition were driving forces in the exploitation al predatory capitalist |jungle of American |society at the turn of the century. This radical novel, described as muckraking by President Theodore Roosevelt, was...
  • Themes And Styles Of Writing Sinclair
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    Its a Jungle Out There The Jungle has been compared to the writings of Leo Tolstoy and other nineteenth-century Russian novelists and to such French naturalists as Zola in its complete pessimism, its mood of black despair, and unrelieved tragedy. The setting is the stockyards and slums of Chicago. A succession of races-the Germans, the Irish, the Bohemians, the Poles, the lithuanians, the Slovaks-had followed each other as stockyard workers, lured from their Old World villages to America by agen...
  • Social And Political Problems
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    In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, and The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, the characters are forced with economic, social, and political problems that they must cope with throughout the story. Both books are similar in that they emphasize that in this country, one simply cannot win unless they play by nature's rules. The economic problems of both stories were great. Jurgis (The Jungle) wishes to go to America to get rich. Buying a house stresses the whole idea of animals to have something th...
  • Demian And Sinclair
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    The Making of an Existentialist Hermann Hesse in his novel writes about a young child, Emil Sinclair, Learning the ways of the existentialist as he grows up. Emil Sincliar, the protagonist, experiences alienation, deems that there are no absolutes in religion, morals or ethics, and believes life has no meaning except that which he give it in Hermann Hesse's Demian. Emil Sinclair learns that life is meaningless unless, he makes it meaningful. Max Demian, his friend / teacher, uses the analogy of ...
  • The Development Of The Muckraking Movement
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    Muckrakers were early twentieth-century reformers whose 1 mission was to look for and uncover political and business corruption. The term muckraker, which referred to the 'man with a muckrake' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, was first used in a pejorative sense by Theodore Roosevelt, whose opinion of the muckrakers was that they were biased and overreacting. The movement began about 1902 and died down by 1917. Despite its brief duration, however, it had a significant impact on the political...
  • Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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    Long and tedious, with the purpose of showing the unsanitary conditions of the Chicago meat industry, The Jungle is a book that was written by Upton Sinclair. After his manuscript was completed in 1905, it appeared serially in Appeal to Reason, a widely circulated socialist periodical. This initial publication caused much controversy and immediate reaction. Much difficulty was encountered, however, when he tried to get it published in book form. None of the publishers wanted it published complet...
  • People Thought Sinclair
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    Throughout American history, people that have challenged themselves with a cause have had at least some control of major issues present during their lives. Upton Sinclair was one of these influential people. Using his talent for writing, Sinclair wrote his most successful novel, The Jungle. This novel stressed a need to improve conditions for industrial workers, and exposed the faults of Capitalism in order to promote his cause; which was Socialism. Sinclair achieved his goal of promoting Social...
  • Jurgis By The End Of The Novel
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    Fifty years ago America was in mortal fear. Russia had the bomb and we were pretty confident in their want to use it. This was all the result of the struggle between the greedy Capitalist pigs and the idealistic Socialist swine. What many don t know is that this struggle is not just new to the past fifty years, it can be traced back to the beginning of the twentieth century, where it seemed, at least on the surface, as a wonderful time to be living in Capitalist America. This period, in memory, ...
  • Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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    There are a million people, men and women and children, who share the curse of the wage-slave; who toil every hour they can stand and see, for just enough to keep them alive; who are condemned till the end of their days to monotony and weariness, to hunger and misery, to heat and cold, dirt and disease, to ignorance and drunkenness and vice! And then turn them over to me, and gaze upon the other side of the picture. There are a thousand-ten thousand, maybe-who are master of these slaves, who own...

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