Brief Summary Of Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle'

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Title and Author: The Jungle , Upton Sinclair
Genre: Historical Novel
Date Published: February 26 , 1906 , Historical Connections: The Jungle is connected to a group of journalist who were active in The Progressive Era which took place from the 1890s to the 1920s. Upton Sinclair was a muckraker which was a term coined by Theodore Roosevelt this term is used to describe an investigative journalist. These journalist exposed problems in factories and businesses.
Protagonist
Jurgis Rudkus is an immigrant from Lithuania. Jurgis has jet black hair and is the husband of Ona. He is known to be a hard worker , and he works in the meatpacking industry. Jurgis longs for the American dream ,but he does not know if he can achieve it.
Ona Lukoszaite
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In retrospect, the reader often discovers that the first chapter of a novel or the opening scene of drama introduces some of the major themes of work. Write an essay about the opening scene of a drama or the first chapter of a novel in which you explain how it functions in this way.

· In The Jungle , Upton Sinclair introduces the theme of poverty and its many moral struggles. The author, introduces this theme by causing his characters to lose all due to people being too poor to help the bride and groom out with paying for some of the wedding.

2. Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognized literary merit who might--on the basis of the character's actions alone--be considered evil or immoral. In a well-organized essay, explain both how and why the full presentation of the character in the work makes us react more sympathetically than we otherwise might. Avoid plot summary.

· In The Jungle, the character Jurgis commits unmoral actions such as, assaulting Ona’s boss and leaving his family after Ona’s death. Knowing the reasons behind these actions causes the reader to feel sympathy for Jurgis more than we would without understanding his
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