Inequity In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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Chicago becoming a useful backdrop to Upton Sinclair’s story which is basically about a Lithuanian immigrant family struggling to adapt to their new lives in the United States (Chicago) which was a city full of hope to the family. Marija, Jonas, Ona, Jurgis, Antanas, Elizabeth, and her six children decide to go to Chicago and become wealthy. Jurgis began labor in Brown's Killing Fields and Durham's fertilizer mill. Then, with the death of Ona, he is basically left with nothing but tough obstacles. Without work, and after weeks of trials and tribulations, he becomes a tramp, then a harvester failing he seasonal crops. Jurgis becomes homeless, leaving him with no other option, but to wander in Chicago. Jurgis, Ona, Antanas, Marija,…show more content…
Inequity was a major role throughout the unpleasant days most people of Chicago had to associate with. The whole city of Chicago faced a huge quantity of the despondent years they had to deal with due to the fact of people not caring for the workers. Those that didn’t have to go through this disastrous time, were disheartened, disinherited and finally disconnected from life without respite or any hope of deliverance from these prisons created by those who were able to control with their money. In about 1906, Upton Sinclair published the “The Jungle,” which was written during the unpleasant days of Chicago Illinois. “The Jungle” which was written by Upton Sinclair is a story in which explains how Jurgis Rudkus, and his family, and friends who were from a forest called Lithuania, but migrated to Chicago Illinois in search of happiness. The book displays the conditions of the corrupt economy of the meat-packing industry, aside from telling what Jurgis went through. The book “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair was reached by President Theodore Roosevelt, which helped advocate congress to pass the “Food and Drug Act of
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