Family Based Tradition In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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Typically, society and family are the forerunners on what is believed by each new generation, leaving little room for change. Having a system based in tradition could, and most likely will, result in poor outcomes. Traditionally, women are seen as the weaker sex, the homemaker. This began to pose a problem when there became need for women to go out and find work in order to keep their families and themselves alive. Within the United States, immigration played a role in this. As illustrated in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, female characters within the story are neither excellent nor poor workers, they are simply workers. Illustrations of family based tradition are showcased through these characters as well, Jurgis and Ona especially. Jurgis sees

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