Book Design Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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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. The cover doesn’t reveal anything about the characters besides that they did work harsh jobs long hours.
Write a brief summary of the book.
It all starts off with Jurgis and Ona Rudkus getting married in America. Then it flashes back to the past for a moment. They had to get married there because Ona’s dad didn’t approve, so they moved to America with Elzbieta Lukoszaite and her kids. When they started working, they had weak factory jobs. They saw how corrupt America was when they were hired by these guys who took a cut of their salary and butchered infected meat and shipped it to the public. The whole family just gets jerked around. Then
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The Jungle is a formal piece. It isn’t making fun of the situations or throwing in slang. Sinclair is trying to make us think of the past and to raise the sympathy levels. In order to make us see how lucky we have it today, to be grateful.
There is no narrator in The Jungle. It is written in third person, yet I feel like it would be Sinclair himself portraying as the narrator.
The book is in chronological order for the most part but there are some flashbacks. One example of this was in the beginning of the book where Jurgis and Ona get married and then it goes back to the present.
External Conflict
Jurgis and his family are fighting against the corruption of society to try to make it in America. They work hard against many obstacles to try to obtain the so called "American Dream", but it isn’t enough. In the end, America isn’t what they had hoped for as they feel cheated.
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