Summary Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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The story of "The Jungle" happened in September 1904 in Chicago slaughter house strike, Sinclair wrote an article sympathy for the workers for the strike workers in a magazine called "Call of Sense", Widely welcomed by workers. Afterwards, this magazine sponsored him for $ 500, allowing him to spend some time in the slaughterhouse. Sinclair spent seven weeks with the workers at the Chicago slaughterhouse and saw and heard many sensational things. When he got back to his home in New Jersey, he spent nine months writing "The Jungle" exposing the disgusting production environment and processing of the meat processing industry. The enormous media pressure caused by this book has forced the U.S. Congress to pass the Pure Food and Drugs Act and the…show more content…
Sinclair says:
“There would be meat stored in great piles in rooms; and the water from leaky roofs would drip over it, and thousands of rats would race about on it. It was too dark in these storage places to see well, but a man could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep off handfuls of the dried dung of rats. These rats were nuisances, and the packers would put poisoned bread out for them; they would die, and then rats, bread, and meat would go into the hoppers together.” (Chapter 14). This quote tells how the meat was kept before it was sold to the people and that the company cared nothing about the health of others.
In the Packing town, everyone is alike. They are all members of the immigrant wave and came to the United States just to find a better life. They all worked in the abattoir and in the face of a disgusting work scene from shock to numbness, living in fear of losing their jobs at any moment, they devoted all their money to buy an installment of the house, and in a matter of few years Because it can not afford to pay the money to lose it, so the house was resold again, in addition to the real estate business it never belongs to
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Sinclair shows this in the article by saying:
“Jonas had told them how the meat that was taken out of pickle would often be found sour, and how they would rub it up with soda to take away the smell, and sell it to be eaten on free-lunch counters; also of all the miracles of chemistry which they performed, giving to any sort of meat, fresh or salted, whole or chopped, any color and any flavor and any odor they chose.” (Chapter 14). This quote tells how when meat was bad the company would rub baking soda on it so that it doesn’t smell then put it out to be packaged and sold to the people.
They are full of longing to find the American dream from their hometown and find a job in the Chicago meat processing factory, thinking that a better life will start from this. Unexpectedly, the catastrophic disaster followed one after another, and Yogis was injured in work-related injuries. Then Oona was jailed by his foreman and Jogis was angered at the foreman. Later, his wife died of labor and the young son drowned. Male and female friends and relatives living in the streets, women were forced to prostitution, the American dream into the most horrible
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