Summary Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the book to describe the harsh conditions in his life. I would describe Sinclair's vision of the American dream is to be free and to do as you want. He thought that it was supposed to be different and you should be free , and to do whatever you want to do. In the book he went and moved to start over in a new life. He didn't think that it was hard. In the novel, he got a job at a meat packing factory. He also went to jail for fighting a bartender .In chapter 18, jurgis gets to go home and when he goes home, the people in the house is not part of his family.(chapter 18 sinclair). In chapter 21 ,Ona has her baby and she get ill and dies.( chapter 21 sinclair). I also think that he wanted his family to live a good life, and to also get away from all the bad stuff that was happening. When jurgis met ona they wanted to get married but, they didn't have money at the time because they had to make it through the winter. …show more content…

It contributed to the rise because in the novel , people known as a muckraker, What they do is they disclose what goes on in the meatpacking industry, and in the meat factories they make the workers look bada because of what the media says about the factories. The progressive era had corruption: not an efficient workplace. No one could be trusted therefore caused inefficient. Monopolies mainly caused corruption. These companies had unsafe amounts of power. The Standard oil co. Were able to form monopolies and encourage child

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