The progressive era was a time in american history when there was change in the american way of life. Before the progressive era people would die because of mal- sanitation, children would be working in factories and where getting hurt. Meat packing was done inadequately. Muckrakers brought about positive change by exposing the ill fated conditions of child labor, and the sheer filth of the meat packing industry, through literature. In John Spargo's novel The Bitter Cry of Children he said “ When children become wage earners and are thrown into constant association with adult workers , they develop prematurely an adult consciousness and view of life,” this meant that children in this time period were not very optimistic about their future and had where defiant of their parents.
He did the proper planning and research in the writing of The Jungle. The Jungle was very informative and described the time period of the early 1900’s very well. The overall storyline was depressing and dreary, but so was this time period. Sinclair showed in this book the problems and corruption involved with the meat packing industry and the mistreatment of immigrant workers during the time. There were many forms of symbolism throughout this book.
“With one member trimming beef in a cannery, and another working in a sausage factory, the family had a first-hand knowledge of the great Packingtown swindles” (par.1). This statement from Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle, introduces trust from a family because of their own personal knowledge . The Jungle, features an immigrant family trying to survive in 1900’s Chicago meat packing district. In the story, Sinclair’s goal is to expose the miserable life of immigrants who work in factories. To accomplish this goal, the author conveys rhetorical strategies such as diction, pathos, and metaphors.
Over the last 30 years during journeys across the world 2.5 million have died due to the harsh conditions that these animals have had to endure on the ship. Australia is world leader in export of beef, dairy cattle, sheep and goats. Then I thought why do we have to have live exports, why can’t we kill them ethically over here in Australia and export the meat. I discovered the reason that we don’t do this and we put them on a crowded and unhygienic ship is because some countries have reasons (e.g. religious) to not stun the animals before slitting their throat and letting them bleed.
Meat factories had meat falling onto the floor onto dirt and sawdust. (Doc D) Water dripped in the factories and rats would run all over the meat and leave droppings. (Doc D) I would spend $300,000 on sanitation because it was clearly a big issue, but I wouldn’t spend $500,000 on it because it wasn’t as much of a problem as labor and
The Jungle is a widely known book created by Upton Sinclair. Its mainly about a man by the name of Jurgis Rudkus and his family immigrating from Lithuania to Chicago for a better life in the Americas. The family finds a employment in a meat-packing factory. The family quickly realizes their dream becomes into a nightmare and it is not what they hoped for. The dream land is now a land of poverty and labor for the family.
This makes the characters more believable considering the time period they were in and the lack of education. Sinclair uses grotesque imagery about the killing of animals in factories which contribute to the purpose of pushing towards food safety. He does not use flowery language at all. He was trying to completely overturn the economy at this time and he did this
This means that we don’t need meat to survive. The meat that we buy in stores are usually stuffed with antibioxodins, this is because the animals live is such filthy habitats that they otherwise would get sick. But this has resulted in that many bacteria’s has developed a resistance against the antibioxodin which is very dangerous for us. On today’s factory farms, animals are pushed together into filthy, windowless sheds without the ability to raise their own families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is natural and important to them. Most of them will never feel the warmth of the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they’re loaded onto trucks headed for
Of Mice and Men In the 1930’s there were causal hardships during the Great Depression this made lots of people become unemployed. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck it is a novella released in 1937 which tells a tale of two workers named George and Lennie, who lost their old job in Soledad and are going to their new job at the ranch. Largely the ending Of Mice and Men was inevitable because of these following themes; American Dream, cruel society, particularly targeting minorities and friendships helping to build empathy. It was a predicament that George and Lennie will never get their own ranch because of the American Dream. The American Dream is an impossible vision that leads to disappointment this is equaled through how the workers don’t
Some people hate rodents including mice and rats, but using them for testing is not okay. Horses, cats, dogs, bird and even fish are now used in testings. These animals were just a few of the hundreds used for the research and testing. Animal testing should be prohibited because it’s cruel and inhumane, animals are being tortured while in those labs, and the experiments are wasting animals
Food inspection has been one of the biggest issues for humans health. And back in the day there was no inspection for it. And many people would get sick from the meat especially they would buy, it was an essential source of protein and back then there wasn’t vegan people everyone used meat. Based on document D meats would get stored in a dark room of course rat is one of the big problem when it come to food. In order to get rid of the rats they used rat poison and when they would get the meat there was dead rats in there as well their poison and they would drag the meat on the ground
All they had was rotten potatoes, beans, and bread to eat every day. So there were no favorable or enjoyable food for them to eat, in fact, it was just so disgusting for them to eat that sometimes they would throw it up. And just to make it worse, Mr Van Daan was caught stealing bread just for himself. Pretty selfish of him, considering that they had little food to make due with in the first place Before that crisis, the families had to divide the food or rations up evenly by 8 people. Think about that, they have barely any food, but still had to divide the food up by 8 people?
In meat packing plants, workers are focused on getting money and don 't really care about the product. They store meat in old warehouses that have bad roofs. When it rains water falls on the meat a sits there until... who knows when. The warehouses are infested with rats so the meat gets mixed with rat feces. Meat plant workers just put any scraps in a can and call it "chicken" or "beef".
I would just go to the local supermarket pick the meat that was the best deal. I did not think twice about looking at the label to see what company had produced it. I thought all meats were the same; just get the one that is giving you the most for your money or the cheapest. The reason I had never thought much about it was because no one had really ever asked me to think about it. It is not something that they teach in public high schools they are too busy trying to cram information in our brains that we will never need to know.
The trip would also bring many unwanted pests such as rats. The rats would live on the moldy piles of meat for weeks during the trip and leave their droppings and carcasses throughout the piles. Once the meat arrived in the factories it was immediately doused in borax and glycerin and dumped into