Poverty And Labor In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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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. All the workers are paid poorly low, overworked, and are involved in dangerous labor conditions. Sinclair’s main goal of the book was for the rights of working people of America, mainly immigrants, focusing on the Chicago meat industry, the horrible conditions, the terrible injuries suffered by the workers. Most of the
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