The public was finally aware about the horrid conditions inside meat plants. Hundreds of thousands of meat-eating Americans were shocked and infuriated at how unsanitary their food could be. However, Americans seemed to be angrier about the treatment of the food, than of the treatment of the workers. President Theodore Roosevelt received a multitude of letters from consumers demanding laws be created to protect the meat in meat-packing factories. Roosevelt decided to assign people to visit Chicago and inspect meat-packing plants.
The following book design is on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. The picture I drew on the on the cover represents the dark city and factories in the book. It relates to how the working conditions were. I chose gray and black because it was a harsh time, as well as blue and green, which stands for the sadness and the greed of money. The theme is capitalism, it depicts how everyone was effected during this era.
Camila Casanova U.S. History 1302: S67 Mr. Isaac G. Pietrzak February 9, 2018 Critical Review: The Jungle Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. During the time period of the 1900’s, the meat packaging industry in Chicago, as Sinclair mentions in his novel, The Jungle, was a very unsanitary and extremely dangerous workplace that lacked much more than just a few safety precautions. Simple things, such as enforcing hand washing or workers’ rights were unheard of in the working environment.
“When this union business started up, first thing the Company did was turn us out” (Lines 7-9). The mine owners also retaliated by hiring the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. According to Lon Savage, Baldwin-Felts enforced “public law in the coal fields at the direction of the coal operators using brutal, repressive policies.” The harsh methods employed by these detectives are reflected in the poem. “Last night Baldwin-Felts and sheriff’s deputies rode through, shooting in the air and slashing tents with bayonets, so now we ain’t even got that” (Lines 15-18). Coal miners unionized to secure higher wages and better living conditions.
Many startling similarities exist between the Animal Farm society, as George Orwell present it in his book, and the American society of yesterday and today. When the author wrote the cynical short novel, published in 1945, he intended it to be a satire of the Russian Government under Stalin 's command, but it can also be applied as an allegory for some of the more corrupt aspects of the politics, government and class of the United States. In Animal Farm, there was an obvious distinction between the "white collar" workers (ie., the pigs) and the "blue collar" workers (ie., the rest of the animals). In America there is also a definite separation between the management and the nameless workers. In the story, the pigs sleep comfortably in the farmhouse while the other farm animals labor in the fields, build the windmill or engage in other manual drudgery.
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 1906, renowned author Upton Sinclair released his book titled The Jungle. The plot of this book is quite simple as it follows the life of Jurgis Rudkus, a recent immigrant to America. Seeking to start a life with his new family, Jurgis heads to the stockyards and, through some difficulty, procures a job working at a slaughterhouse owned by the beef trust, a major superpower, driven by the production of meat. Through Rudkus, Sinclair powerfully shows the awful realities behind the quality of life for these workers and the damaging effects of adulterated products. The Jungle also serves as a reference to contrast the past to the present and see how far society has progressed.
The Jungle is a story that revolves around the protagonist Jurgis Rudkus and his family, the Lithuanian immigrant who came to America to lead a better life and worked at meatpacking plants of early 20th century Chicago. The story showcases the hardship that they underwent due to the harsh and bad working condition, poverty, starvation and being cheated by unjust people agents, eventually losing all their money. The Jungle provides us ways to look at the unfettered capitalism that prevailed in the early 20th century. This book also exposes the corruption, inequality, unjustness, sickness and slavery that existed in the society. Jurgis started off firmly believing on his American dream of having a better life where he would work hard and earn lots of money.
She makes it clear that her book was set in the 1930s, which was when the war began to brew. In addition to that, the Great Depression is also present during the book due to the lack of money and employment that was present in Maycomb. The final connection she makes is to the Scottsboro trial where similarly, the jurors were unfair to the defendant. Studying World War ll, the Great Depression, and the Scottsboro trial can help a read have a greater understanding of the events that happen in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. If a reader were to know the events that took place during World War ll, then they would have a greater grasp of what Harper Lee is trying to communicate with her audience.
The circumstances that led up to the Holocaust was the Treaty of Versailles after the Germans lost in WW1. Germany was blamed for the war and were subject to pay very heavy reparations; the cause of these heavy reparations put Germany in a very bad state economically. Due to all of this, Hitler preached that the Jews were to blame and he promised to fix Germany during his political race for leader of Germany. An unmotivated Germany believed Hitler and did everything to elect him because of his very convincing speeches to make Germany a vast and dominating empire once again. The Jews lived very hard lives after the election of Hitler; they were subject to very harsh ways of life and it started out with the release of the Nuremberg Laws.