Comparison Of The Jungle And The Grapes Of Wrath

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1)The American Dream, the idea that lures in thousands of foreigners into the United States yearly. The hopes of second chances, profound prosperity, success by hard work and new beginnings. In the Grapes of Wrath by John Stainflied and The Jungle by Uptown Sinclair, both families in this book are not exception. Soon, these inspired immigrants learn the disastrous effects of being the “lower class” under the control of the rich, the government and the landowners. Both of the book’s themes___ the idea that the most damage both families in these two novels endured was not a direct *result* by those of authority, but in reality *( direct result by their own inclination,,,,) *the most damage both families suffered was their own inclination to exploit…show more content…
Both families arrive to their destination hungry for a fresh start. As a result, this element of vulnerability made it very easy for both families to let their guards down and accept anything that came their way. Which all at once made them prone to manipulations and being taken advantage of. 3)The first example we encountered of people taking advantage of each other was presented in the opening storyline of The Jungle . It was in the mist of Ona’s and Jurgis’s wedding festival where by tradition male guests celebrating with the couple was expected to help cover expenses of party. However , to much of the wedding couple’s surprise, many guests happily took full advantage of appetizers without displaying one ounce of gratitude. Fueling to the idea of how easy it is for even man to have no gratitude or even respect to cultural…show more content…
Casey’s death was a direct result of how those in authority abuse their power and use violence to suppress any type of configuration that tries to take a stand. This was a prime illustration where the struggle for power and desire for wealth exceeds the compassion and concern for human beings. Jim Casey’s murder was considered a cautionary tail, a warning of what will become of those who chose to act in rebellion , express their concerns and most importantly fail to accept their position as lower class and essentially be treated as animals. ****Moreover, the death of Rose of Sharon’s baby in The Grapes of Wrath was a visual representation of what the Joad family had been through after the realization that there was no hope for new beginnings in a world as corrupt as this one trying your best to not fall into the evils of this world and where doing anything you can to not sacrifice your own dignity was
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