Though best known for his muckraking efforts that helped to end the Gilded Age, Upton Sinclair wrote nearly a hundred books in his lifetime. From a young age his mother encouraged in him a love of reading; when he could, Sinclair could be found reading for up to fourteen hours a day. However, his childhood was marked by poverty and his father's raging alcoholism. His mother took a strong sense of morality against his father’s drinking and of all types of sinning. These strict morals implanted in him made the socialist party very appealing.
“With one member trimming beef in a cannery, and another working in a sausage factory, the family had a first-hand knowledge of the great Packingtown swindles” (par.1). This statement from Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle, introduces trust from a family because of their own personal knowledge . The Jungle, features an immigrant family trying to survive in 1900’s Chicago meat packing district. In the story, Sinclair’s goal is to expose the miserable life of immigrants who work in factories. To accomplish this goal, the author conveys rhetorical strategies such as diction, pathos, and metaphors.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
3. The American people began to embrace the role of government during the progressive era to address poverty, poor health, violence, greed, racism, and class warfare. The American people came to understand that government was best positioned to improve education for regular Americans, protect them from street gangs and mobsters, ensure that that the workplace was safe, and that government was not rampant with corruption. As example, the FDA was created during the progressive era because of horrible things happening in the meat industry during this period in American
The story is constructed in a way that shows the similarities and differences of the two stories, while also discussing the place of nature and culture in each. In particular, the writer’s use of metaphor and symbolism works to highlight the way that Europeans and their capitalistic systems have influenced First Nations and their culture. “When a meat eater becomes a sugar eater”: Mike was forced to become a sugar eater, just like the First Nations were forced into dependency on Europeans. First nations used to exist eating natural foods, such as different meats and fish, which they killed themselves. The First Nations were forced into a situation where they became dependent on grocery stores and were moved into a white-washed world where they were unable to live a traditional self-dependent life like they used to.
In today’s world, oppression of women, African Americans, and disabled people is still a problem, but since the era of the Great Depression society’s views of these people have greatly improved. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck it is shown how oppression among these types of people was commonplace. This novel begins with two men named Lennie and George; these men travel together and George takes care of Lennie who is mentally disabled. George and Lennie have to flee out of the town, Weed, after an incident happened. They travel to a different town and begin working on a ranch, and shortly later another fatal occurrence happens.
The theme in Animal Farm maintains that in every society there are leaders who, if given the opportunity, will likely abuse their power. It is a satire on the politicians and their ability to manipulate others because of their insatiable lust for power. Despite his seemingly selfless motives, Napoleon the pig is presented as a power hungry individual who masks all his actions with the excuse that they are for the betterment of the farm such as him stealing the milk and covering it with the lie that it has nutrients essential to pigs only. Although the story is an allegory of the Soviet Union under Stalin, it still holds significance in the present day world and even in the society of India. These will be analyzed through the research paper.
Symbolism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair’s, “The Jungle”, is a revolutionary piece of literature. The tell-all exposé actually caused the United States, in 1906 to start monitoring the meatpacking industry closer, for the safety of the country’s inhabitants. Sinclair didn’t think it was just to be selling bad meat to fellow Americans. This story, since it is journalism, it doesn’t actually have much symbolism, but the three ideas I’ve decided to discuss are: the title itself, Packingtown, and the meat. The Title: The Jungle, is a major key to the story.
Thus, Williams makes use of characterisation, stage directions, and props to reveal how Stanley’s powerful, yet negatively portrayed characteristics, represents the social group of the working class of modern America. Williams focuses on Stanley’s bestial behaviour to show how the "normal" behaviour of people of modern America is aggressive. This animalistic representation is first depicted when he hurls a bloodied package of meat to his wife, Stella (14). Williams’ use of
Write a fiction analysis of the film ‘This Is England’ and the trailer to the film ‘God’s Own Country ‘ The film ‘This is England’ from 1983 is based on writer and director Shane Meadows’ own experience as a youngster. In the 19th century Britain was transformed from an agricultural to a modern industrial country. Conversely, in the 20th century Britain lost much of her economic and political power. The trailer ‘God’s Own County’ by Francis Lee, is about this young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. The theme in both is identity, because all of them having a hard time, and they are finding out who they really are.
The last thing I want to mention about "Fast Food Nation" is that it also made a effort to show the working conditions of immigrant workers and how they are brought here. It based a large majority on illegal immigrants as a unwillful contributer to this corporate mission to merge itself with today 's society. An example of this is would be the begging few entrance scenes into the movie involving the illegal immigrants being transported over the border. Towards the end of the movie it had went into a modest amount of detail involving the unsafe environments of that time the immigrants faced and how they lived their lives. In conclusion I think that the author Eric Schlosser did a amazing job at getting the point across to the viewers and the director Richard Linklater did a mediocre job at best directing