The reformist nature of the times is effectively captured through Sinclair’s descriptions of the meatpacking industry and its unfair treatment of workers in a dramatized way that differentiates it from other muckraker texts (Bielakowski). It documents America’s industrial and immigrant experience through Jurgis and his family, like the incredibly low wages to the hazardous conditions in the factories, while also calling for social welfare and unionization. Considering the highly competitive economic society that has persisted, and still persists, The Jungle has yet to lose its
Document A state's “ Squealer...was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint...None of the animals...except for old Benjamin...seemed to understand...” That quote means that Napoleon forced squealer to go change the commandments to benefit the pigs. The pigs think they are superior over the other animals even though the farm's motto is “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Napoleon wanted to keep superiority over the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism to get his ways at the farm. Napoleon wanted to have complete power over the farm but the animals were catching onto what he was doing to the future of the farm so, they wanted to leave the farm then, Napoleon ended up destroying the farm and
It was like some horrible crime committed in a dungeon, all unseen and unheeded buried out of sight and of memory” (40) to represent Jurgis in the meatpacking, he is innocent and is slowly walking to a dreary end without his knowledge. Similarity the food symbolizes the unjust and corruptive capitalism. The tastiest food presented at the book’s beginning demonstrates a joyful and family time. Meanwhile, the food from Packingtown, is toxic and putrefying. Food demonstrate how the meatpackers do not bother with selling their products in terrible conditions, moreover, the workers are found looking for something to eat in the dumps.
Sinclair uses “the shackles,” (Sinclair 243) that have been holding him back to symbolize the poverty, the cruel meat-packing industry, and the hardships for an immigrant in Chicago. All these things that have happened impact his life and do not allow him to live his life in Packingtown the way he expected to when first arriving. Sinclair even uses symbolism with the title of the book itself. The story’s title The Jungle symbolizes the wild nature of capitalism. Packingtown, the place that Jurgis has moved into contrasts to a jungle in the sense that the rich are superior to the poor.
Jurgis started off firmly believing on his American dream of having a better life where he would work hard and earn lots of money. He took up work in a meatpacking plant where he had to sweep blood and body parts of slaughtered cattle. The job was unsafe and the conditions were bitter but he continued working a he was happy to get a job so fast. In the packinghouses the condition were deplorable, every part of the animal was used to make profit. Even spoiled meat was marked as good and sold out to public.
Sinclair repeats “odor” (Sinclair 20) twice to convey the disruptive nature of the factory, and the anadiplosis magnifies the effects that the smell has on the people and the area. The odor is the most noticeable effect of the slaughter of animals in the stockyard, and the fact that the word is repeated three times in one sentence reveals how ignorant the family is to the harshness of the situation. Foreshadowing has a large presence as well, as Sinclair hints that there are disastrous activities occurring in the town by depicting the factory’s effects on the surrounding regions. As the family approaches the city, they fail to realize that the sky is graying, and the grass is not as lush as before. They somehow do not realize that the strange odor is abnormal, and the worsening conditions are key to Sinclair’s foreshadowing.
Upton Sinclair is the author of the book The Jungle. The Jungle was written to tell the public about the conditions of workplaces, particularly in the meat packing industries. Sinclair used graphic words to describe the rotten, nasty, and contaminated meat. As History.com (2016) states, the thought of what their food was going through hit the public hard in the stomach, but that was not the impact that Sinclair had in mind. History.com (2016) came to this conclusion becasue the information recieved from the book.
Fortunately, this revolutionary novel was a catalyst to the creation of various laws and agencies established to protect the safety of American consumers. The book was an eye-opening slap in the face to consumers who, unknowingly, were constantly being put in danger by the food they ate every night. The Jungle also revealed the horrors of working in these unsanitary meat plants. Fortunately, The Jungle has caused food safety to become a much more relevant and serious topic today, keeping consumers and workers safe from the dangers experienced inside the meat-packing factories of the
It usually reminds us today how nowadays companies will take advantage of products they don’t need. The filthy meatpacking industries of Chicago was something that wasn’t taken carefully but rather lightly. The workers in charge of cleaning the meat were described by Sinclair lazy and careless people whose only desire is money. Jurgis lived a bad life as a result retaliating to criminals in theft. Lastly, Sinclair’s plot was of a complex meaning and certainly not an easy understanding as of commercial fiction.
An in the text to Build a Fire which shows you how a person can be so idealistic they don 't see the reality that 's right in front, risky their own life. In the three sources provided, the authors reveals the truth of reality in the world. The moral message each author portrays in the text ties into the realistic ways of the world. In the Jungle the author Sinclair paints a picture of the reality of these poor working conditions. Throughout the text Sinclair tries to show the readers that capitalism is bad.
Uptown Sinclair’s book The Jungle was originally written to expose the working conditions within the meat packing industry. Sinclair shocked millions as he bore what it was really like behind the scenes. Employees worked with contaminated and rotting meat, which was not a health violation at the time. This eventually led to new food and federal safety laws. Most of the labor force was an immigrant, who moved to the United States with hopes of the “American Dream.” Most would say that they did not find what they were looking for.
However, animal activists shouldn’t be the only people concerned about this issue. Any carnivorous human taking part in the consumption of these slaughterhouse animals may want to know more about it as well. Animal activists, while presumably solely concerned with the comfort and well being of the animal, have provided a window into the world of slaughterhouses, and have, inadvertently or not, revealed a truth: The inhumane treatment and virtual torturous living environment of animals in slaughterhouses not only hurts the animal, but the humans who eat them as well. While the green fields and pretty red barns on the
Fast food companies and meat processors are uninterested in the possible risks consumers are susceptible to when unskilled workers handle the meat. The analogy links the main idea to the title of the chapter. Schlosser has chosen to present information in this way because it emphasizes the cruelty meatpacking workers endure, they are fired right before benefits become available to them. He wants to affect/influence his readers by demonstrating to them how meatpacking industries only care about making a large revenue each year. 8 paraphrase - repetition of “blood” and “injuries”: “We wade through blood that’s ankle deep…” (171) “Indeed, the rate of these cumulative trauma injuries…” (173) Repetition Schlosser’s use of the device relates to topic and/or purpose by emphasizing the grotesque conditions not only meatpackers and cleanup crews undergo, but also the unsanitary condition in which the meat is cut.