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.
After spending months in the stockyards to study their abhorrent conditions, Upton Sinclair penned The Jungle, his most popular work, which depicts an immigrant family and the hardships they face upon moving to America. Over the course of the novel, the protagonist Jurgis Rudkus slowly loses his faith in the American dream and subsequently becomes a socialist. This blatant political bias is often cited as justification for banning it throughout the world. However, despite many criticizing its push for socialism and lack of artistry, the novel has significance in upper-level classrooms as it possesses literary merit and significance in historical and real world contexts. The Jungle has spurred controversy since its release due to its socialist
Ashwin Kumar Ms. Bergith Weber AP English Language/4 March 17, 2018 Independent Reading Lodestar Title: The title of this book is The Jungle. Author: The author of this book is Upton Sinclair. Original Date of Publication: Upton Sinclair published this book originally in 1906, but numerous editions have been published even in the 21st century that censor some its graphic content and violence. The time period was the progressive era in the early twentieth century. Genre: This book is in the genre of political and historical fiction, as it portrays the horrors of the meat-packing industry with a few fictional characters.
This fiction novel really hurts Sinclair’s reputation as a professional and serious novel writer. However, Sinclair’s perception of the Jungle causes a positive look and impact on literary advancements in today's writings. The term Muckraker was used in the progressive Era to characterize American journalist who attacked
The Choices We Make in Life Have you ever found it interesting to notice two people whose lives start out close to the same but end so differently? Jurgis is the main character in the book The Jungle. The book was written by Upton Sinclair and it portrays the horrors of factory life in the early twentieth century. Jurgis was an immigrant that came to America in hopes to achieve the American Dream, only to find himself cheated out of that dream by everyone around him. In contrast to The Jungle, the movie Cinderella Man is based on the Depression Era.
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author, though the journey of Amir, portrays that when man betrays another, the guilt of his actions will lead him to heave a desire to redeem himself. Due to Amir’s feelings of detachment from his father, he is driven to betray his brother and friend, Hassan, by abandoning him in an alley to be raped. Throughout the first few pages of the novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are obviously removed from each other, which causes Amir to have a desire to receive affection from him. Contextually, the reason for this divide stems from Amir’s mother, and Baba’s wife, dying in childbirth. Due to this, Amir feels resentment from his father because he turned out to be less masculine, and was not
In the novel A Paunch Full of Pesos by Norman Crane and the Film The Quick and the Dead, the protagonists are on a quest to exact revenge on individuals who have harmed them by taking everything that they value away. An analysis of both pieces of literature will show examples of how social norms within societies in the Wild West explore how individuals perceive and react to situations bestowed upon them. The pieces of media show how society impacts the decisions on individuals despite the socially accepted decisions contradicting the morals of the character where the struggle of what is expected and what one feels right is explored. Often the norms of a culture dictate how an individual handles a situation despite the methods contradicting the morals of the individual. In both literature pieces, the characters are set out on exacting revenge on people who have caused pain and suffering in their lives.
Reveries’s Rousseau and Frankenstein’s creature are exile because of mankind’s judgement. They share the “wounded walker” trope: an individual forced into exile from mistreatment, and who use their displacement to fuel self-discovery. However, their journeys begin dissimilarly because of their difference in voluntary and forced exile. Rousseau’s exile is motivated by mistreatment from accusations towards his works; his writing was considered destructive towards Catholic and government ideals. Out of protest, his books were burned, and the occupants of towns he attempted to reside in were encouraged to attack him.
Excerpts from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Document Analysis The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, is a renowned source of political fiction that pioneered the movement of food safety in the United States. The Jungle was first published in a socialist newspaper in 1905 and then later adapted into a novel in 1906 after popular demand. Sinclair initially wrote the exposé as a way to change the unfortunate circumstances of immigrant laborers, whose working conditions that were believed to be unacceptable for any laborer in the industry. Sinclair leaves short references of his political opinions in the novel in various locations throughout the text “As if political liberty made wage slavery any the more tolerable!” (Sinclair 31). Written as an indirect
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