Symbols In The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

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Throughout the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, many symbols are used to portray ideas. The most prominent symbol in the book simply put is the 'animals. ' Upton Sinclair uses the relation of animals and their coherent descriptions, however vivid, to highlight and add on to his purpose of exposing the capitalistic exploitation of immigrants. Sinclair continually alludes to particular characters and groups of ethnicities through his animalistic descriptions. In direct relation to Social Darwinism, the immigrants are the prey, and the capitalistic elite is predators. Locked in a constant battle for power and control over Packingtown 's lower-class workers. Nonetheless, Sinclair 's use of animals is pivotal in the novel granted it is one of

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