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  • 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 ...
  • City Of Chicago's Meat Industry
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    Upton Sinclair, he wrote a book called "The Jungle". The book was about the meat packing industry's in Chicago. What would the city of Chicago's meat industry be like without Upton Sinclair The book described what the meat industry's were putting in the meat that the people of Chicago ate back in the early 1900's. Upton Sinclair was a muckraker in the 1900's, this period of time (the 1900's). Upton Sinclair and The Jungle made a positive impact on the city of Chicago. Sinclair lobbied for meat p...
  • Jungle 1878 1968 Upton Sinclair
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    Upton Sinclair, Jr. & His Novel: The Jungle 1878-1968 Upton Sinclair, the man who grasped America by the stomach. His famous novel The Jungle showed how the Progressive Era was a time where the meat packaging wasn't exactly the cleanest in Chicago. This is where the problem was brought up by Upton. In our essay we plan to discuss how The Jungle has gotten its fame, before and after events all leading up to a conclusion of a bill, this law enforce stronger rules to inspect meat and to put all of ...
  • 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...
  • Novel The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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    Joe Foster Dr. Anderson 3/06/00 History 104 11: 00-12: 15 The Jungle: by Upton Sinclair- A cultural revolution ignited In the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century the country was experiencing a boom time in the economy, but it came at the expense of the average poor immigrant. As long as business men were making a buck they didnt care or who what they exploited in order to do so. Also, there were no limitations on what any industry can and can not do. The United States Government ...
  • Immigrant Wage Laborers
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    Upton Sinclair's Cry for Socialist Reform in his Novel, The Jungle The Jungle is usually associated with the federal legislation it provoked. Americans were horrified to learn about the terrible sanitation under which their meat products were packed. They were even more horrified to learn that the labels listing the ingredients in tinned meat products were full of lies. The revelation that rotten and diseased meat was sold without a single consideration for public health infuriated the American ...
  • Jurgis And The Other Workers
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    American history has always been dominated by those individuals who have challenged themselves with causes. Sinclair used The Jungle as a way to make America aware of the corruption of Chicago's meat packing industry and the general corruption of capitalism. He did this by telling the story of a group of Lithuanian immigrants who came to America seeking fortune, freedom, and opportunity. These hopes for the new world perished in jungle of human suffering. Sinclair's answer to the horrible condit...
  • Reader Through The Mind Of Jurgis
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    Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been mis written? The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in the early part of the century. Sinclair loses his...
  • 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, ...
  • Unsanitary Meat Packinghouse Conditions In Addition
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    It was the early 1900's and industrial development was booming. The Immigrated population was expanding exponentially because people from a variety of foreign countries were migrating to America. Many settled in and around the areas of Chicago. Immigrants faced intense hardships as newcomers to the country but eventually found work because they accepted little pay. The sanitation conditions, health conditions, and life in general was extremely poor. Muckrakers began turning their attention to th...
  • Fiction To Political Rhetoric
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    Sinclair fashioned his story around the experiences of Jurgis Eudkus, a fictional Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in Chicago with his family "expecting to achieve the American dream", Bloodworth writes. "Instead", the critic continues, , "their life becomes a nightmare of toil, poverty, and death... [Rudkus] not only sees his father, wife, and son die, but he is also brutalized by working conditions in the Chicago packing houses and exploited by corrupt politics". To dramatize his story of pain...

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