Jurgis The Slaughterhouses Of The Jungle

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The description is an allegory for the lives of unskilled laborers in the stockyards, and, in the author’s view, for America at this time in history can be summed up in Jurgis’s line: “But I’m glad I’m not a hog!” The way toward murdering and separating animals is a comparative procedure to the routes in which Jurgis himself will be separated by the conditions of the city. This is not only an allegorical separating, either, as a physical procedure of cutting and injuring is an essential driver of downfall in the packing plants. Filled with pity, Jurgis watches a line of hogs going calmly down a chute to the executing floor. He doesn 't understand that he and his family, similar to those bound hogs, are trooping similarly unobtrusively to their own fate. The pigs are "so honest" and come "so trustingly" to the butcher. We can contrast their pitiable reaction with Jurgis ' own anxious volunteering to join the positions of the meatpackers. He has total confidence in the effectiveness and estimation of these industrial facilities. He has no clue the amount of damage they will do to him.…show more content…
The slaughterhouses of The Jungle, a book that uncover flaws of capitalism and favored socialism, serve as a bigger analogy for how American business treats its workers, by drawing them into dangerous working conditions and afterward expending their commitment and
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