Upton Sinclair wrote the Jungle in 1906 during the time of progressivism to portray the horrors of the labor conditions and non existing sanitary conditions of the meat packing industry. Jurgis and his family, immigrants from Lithuania, came to America expecting a prosperous life. The family dreamed of coming to America for a better life full of success and opportunity but as they began working in the stockyards they were exposed to the terrible quality of life experienced by the factory workers. The Jungle tells the story of a family of immigrants coming to America to gain freedom and portrays the dehumanization of the stockyards through the political corruption, inhumane child labor practices, and the horrific working conditions. Jurgis
The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, is best known as a fiction story. It talks about how immigrants were treated cruelly, in a packing town somewhere in Chicago. Which is where he asked most of his questions, as a journalist. One of the questions applied to how the social class affects their structure at work. An immigrant, low social class background for a character named Jurgis demonstrates how inequitable life can be in the early 1900s.
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. (Shmoop.com) This example clearly demonstrates how capitalism during this era was present in the novel, it reveals how the owners took control of their factories without the control of the government. Even more the novel’s tittle symbolizes the ambitious nature of capitalism; Packingtown is a crude image of a Darwinian jungle,
Upton Sinclair, for the most part, wanted to find a solution and empower the working class individuals. He was able to show the conditions of the meat packing industry with writing a book. He became a very well known for the writing of this book. The Jungle was a book that
This passage that is spoken by Eumaeus represents two themes. The first is the theme of hospitality. Throughout The Odyssey, a common theme of hospitality has been shown. Eumaeus has welcomed the traveler into his home and has given him shelter and food despite the fact that he has little to offer compared to some of the other people that have hosted Odysseus. In this passage Eumaeus tells some of the other swine herders to get the largest hog and cut him up for their guest.
In the book, the author’s style would be described as being descriptive. Throughout the book, Sinclair gives details on the characters’ surroundings, thoughts, and feelings to allow the reader to understand their situation and sympathize with them. Additionally, it reinforces the story’s overall depressing tone. By utilizing this type of style, the author is able to get the readers to agree with the message he is trying to
They have worked it out. Deborah and Ron began to work at Union Gospel Mission to feed the hungry. Deborah also had dreams about Denver saving the town. When Denver first came into the Union, he threw a tantrum. Deborah refused to give up on him and tried to get to know him.
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.
With varying narrators in both the Nun’s Priest’s Tale and Flush, the moral extracted from the text comes to be more interpretive previously was the case in Henryson’s work. Henryson presented short simple stories that explicitly told you what the purpose of the story was, giving you the meaning that he wanted you to take. As J. Allan Mitchell stated “medieval exemplary narratives serve as guide to personal deliberation and action” (3). Identically to Henryson, Chaucer at the end of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale gives a moral conclusion, where through the Nun’s Priest he states the supposed moral of the tale; “Allas! Ye lords, many a fals flatour Is in your
In this memoir, Elie Wiesel uses imagery in order to develop the presence of animal-like behavior on people when they are being dehumanized. At this point of the story, Elie and the other prisoners are in a wagon traveling to a different concentration camp, and they are trying to survive in inhuman conditions. To begin, Wiesel describes, “We were given bread… We threw ourselves on it… Someone had the idea of quenching his thirst by eating snow.”( Wiesel 96). This fact emphasizes the alternatives they have to take just to survive because as animals do, that is the only thing they can look forward to. Later, when the wagon goes through German towns, Wiesel describes, “... a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon.