Analyzing The American Dream In Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle'

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The American Dream; an ideal that led thousands of immigrants to the United States with optimism to begin a new life. The Jungle is a novel, written by Upton Sinclair, that follows the journey of a young man named Jurgis as he chases after the idea of the American Dream. Jurgis and his family set out determined to create a new life filled with opportunity. However, experience will soon teach them The American Dream led them to a world filled with prejudice and exploitation; rather than opportunity and equality. It was love at first sight for Jurgis Rudkus when he saw Ona Lukoszaite for the first time at a horse sale in Lithuania. Unfortunately, when Jurgis asked for her hand in marriage Ona’s father declined the offer due to the reasons

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