Summary Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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There was a kind of labors in the U.S. food industry stood on the floor with half an inch deep blood, and put up with the stench. But not only that, they worked faster, but earned less. In fact, they were immigrant labors, and this horrible treatment of them truly happened in the beginning of twenty centuries. The Jungle which was written by Upton Sinclair documented this inhuman treatment. However, a hundred years later, immigrants still suffer the harsh treatment in the modern food industry. These immigrants are poor and uneducated, and working for food industry doesn’t require higher education. Meanwhile, they might save some money and achieve their dream which is becoming rich. Working for food industry sound like an ideal for immigrants. …show more content…

This was their dream. In The Jungle, people thirsted for the work which determined the pace of rest because this job had higher wages. But this wasn’t a stable job. “This is called ‘speeding-up the going’, and if any man could not keep up with the pace, there were hundreds outside begging to try” (The Jungle, p63). This kind of job was a great struggle for a food factory. If a person couldn’t keep the pace, there would be a new person to replace him. Therefore, the food factory could always have people to keep up with the fast pace and this could increase the efficiency of working. The food factory didn’t need to worry about one apply this job because they had higher wages. Therefore, immigrants who dreamed about being rich were “begging to try”. Not only the past, but also the modern society used their dream to exploit them. In Working, even though Roberto and his friends were poor, they remained positive because they had dreams of being rich. But the reality was they got sixty-two and a half cents per hour from the company. Moreover, low wages didn’t mean their work were easy. “We’d be on our knees all day long. We’d build fires and warm up real fast and go back onto ice. We’d be picking watermelons in 105 degrees all day long” (Working, p14). They also suffered the harsh condition and the heavy work. Even if the wages were low, they worked as well. The reason of why they were willing to suffer these is they were poor and they couldn’t lose this job which could make

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