Analysis Of The Meatpacking Industry In The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

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Upton Sinclair is a profound author that acquired particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle. Which was written to expose the working conditions of the meatpacking industry. Becoming an “accidental muckraker” after writing the novel gained him credit to the truth of the novel based on the meatpacking industry in Chicago. Another author that portrayed the dark side of the society was Eric Schlosser, who brought light onto slaughterhouses, which were deemed as the most dangerous job. This event described the laboring conditions of what goes on inside of the slaughterhouses are an atrocious depiction of the working conditions of the time. Upton Sinclair “The Jungle (1906)” and Eric Schlosser “Fast Food Nation (2002)”, both incorporate the dangers of working in slaughterhouses. They both describe different views on the sinister sides of societies.
Sinclair wrote the novel to show the implausible conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago. Despite the fact, most readers were more disturbed with his introduction of health violations and unhygienic practices in the American meatpacking …show more content…

His novel led to Congress passing the Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. This led to a retort that President Theodore Roosevelt called for an investigation of the meatpacking industry. An agency of the U.S. Department of Congress later named the Food and Drug Administration now for the first time had the power to regulate the production of foods sold nationwide. Effects of the publication of Fast Food Nation helped OSHA enforce health and safety laws on the meatpacking industry. The most important message perceived through the excerpt would be how expendable every employee is to the meatpacking industry. Workers are only valued until they are broken by the physical labors and mental traumas

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