Summary Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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The Jungle is a political fiction novel written by an American novelist,Upton Sinclair, and its based on the harsh living conditions of immigrants and the poor meat industry's in Chicago 1906. This novel is about a couple, Jurgis and Ona, that moved to Chicago for a better life, but in reality they have moved to some place that is dangerous and filthy. The couple got married and lived a life that wasn't quite as they expected once they moved. Ona ends up getting pregnant and ends up dying as she is giving birth and Jurgis has to go to a job everyday risking his own life due to the harsh working environment in the slaughterhouse industries, which leads him to many problems physically and mentally. Sinclair then goes back and forth to tell many …show more content…

Sinclair wrote this book to get people to realize the harsh conditions, so there would be a change in America's society and that is what he did. Sinclair showed readers how badly wage was decreasing for laborers and the lives of the working that couldn't get any worse. Due to the needy families needing the income of their children, which was as needed as much as their own income, lead to an awful outcome which was that families could not stop working their children neither could the government because these families were in need of their children's income just so that they could survive enough to put food on the table. Jobs were decreasing due to the rush, which was causing the wage of laborers to decrease. Many people were left with no jobs or with not enough pay to support their families. With all this happening Sinclair proves to the readers that the working class cannot rise in the capitalist system because …show more content…

He tells his readers the harsh conditions of capitalism to give out a specific style that the readers will develop as crucial and eventually Sinclairs answer to this will be socialism. Sinclair gives Jurgis this hard working, loving father character that portrays him as a socialist character and it turns out to be very realistic to us readers. Since Sinclair was a very socialist individual he focused on a lot of the life of laborers and meat industries. When Jurgis first moved to America he states, ¨ignorant and helpless, and would remain at the mercy of exploiters until they were organized¨ and that's when Jurgis realized how much socialism plays a part in society and work industry. We can say he was writing a very political book as well. Although his main focus was on the life of immigrants he talked about the issue a lot which was within the system, his style was very political and he used pathos to appeal to his readers emotionally and try to get them to understand how hard life was back then for immigrants to hopefully make a change in society. Some way he finds a way to contribute society, class, suffering, political power, provierty, and etc all into this book and have them all relate to Sinclair's political intentions. Mainly he uses poverty in the book to explain Jurgis as a character and why jurgis actions are the way they are and as one of

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