Compare And Contrast The Jungle And Cinderella Man

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The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair is a book about the family of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant family, moving to America and having to work in meat packing plants in Chicago in the early 1900’s. Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard is a movie that takes place during the Great Depression in the 1930’s is about a American boxer, James Braddock, that has to survive with little money after getting hurt and not being able to box. Jurgis Rudkus and James Braddock are very similar throughout this book and movie. They go through hard times, but in the end they get what they want and have a much better life. In this essay I will compare and contrast their physical traits, relationships, and emotional traits throughout the book and movie. Both men are young when it starts out and they both are in really good physical shape. Jurgis is Lithuanian and James is Irish. They are both strong and can do almost anything they set their minds to. Jurgis and James are both dark featured. During the book Jurgis breaks his ankle and is unable to work. His family has to pick up the slack and work really hard trying to make enough money to get by. James also has bad luck in Cinderella Man by breaking his hand. He is able to…show more content…
In the beginning of The Jungle Jurgis believes he can do anything, he is big and when he goes to work the bosses see him and like him for the jobs. While James thinks he can do anything too. He is setting on top of the world when he is winning all of his matches until he broke his hand and the revoked his license. Both men fell like the whole world is against them in the middle of the book and movie. They are both poor and have to work hard to get money and both have to overcome obstacles to get where they want to be. In the end they both are happy to be with their family and they think they can do anything they but their mind

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