“The Jungle” is a novel written by Upton Sinclair on a Lithuanian family that comes to America to achieve the American Dream. The family goes through many trials as poor immigrants, struggling to get wealth, happiness, and opportunities to succeed in America. Sinclair talks about socialism and its benefits. He also exposes the corruption of capitalism and the political system in America. An initial reading of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair might appear to be literary fiction, further analysis suggest that it is primarily a work of propaganda.
The Jungle The success or failure of an author is usually determined by their ability to connect to their audience. One prominent author during the late 19th and early 20th century was Upton Sinclair who wrote on of the most successful books of it's time; The Jungle. It is placed in Chicago during the late 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. The story follows Jurgis Rudkus and his family who are Lithuanian immigrants who come to America to work in Chicago. There they face enormous difficulties: harsh and dangerous working conditions, poverty and starvation, unjust businessmen who take their money, and corrupt politicians who create laws that allow all of this to happen.
Life can be better if you have hope, and it will give you a chance to accomplish your goals. In the novel, Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, did u notice that Mattie had hope for her grandpa? In the book Mattie has hope for a lot of people like her mother. Throughout the novel Mattie starts to have more hope. I know that she has hope throughout the novel because she wouldn't of ben able to raise Neil.there are many things people will say about hope, but if Mattie didn't have hope she wouldn't of been able to live through the fever If you have hope then you will try more things, and it will spread to people around you.
The Jungle is a story that teaches people about the history of the meatpacking industry and how poor the working conditions were. The story follows Jurgis Rudkus and his newlywed wife Ona Lukoszaite; moreso Jurgis’s story and how his life turns out in America. Neither Jurgis nor Ona originated in America. Jurgis seems to go through problem after problem in the story, and that is the theme of the story. The story teaches great history on how the United State’s industries used to be.
For a majority of the outside world, the United States of America was more than just a country. Many people from Europe, Asia and all over would do just about anything for the opportunity to move to America and pursue the well-known “American Dream”. Many foreigners immigrated to America with hope that the American Dream would allow them to work towards a successful career. However, in the early 1900’s this dream was far out of reach for most. Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, depicts the harsh environment and conditions of the Chicago meat packing industry as well as the amount of working class poverty.
Think about how people see or interpret the world, often times it 's more idealistic than realistic. The writers reveal a specific version of reality, to get the readers to recognize this they use themes, central ideas, and, stylistic choices. In the Jungle it shows you the horrendous conditions of meat factories. The unhealthy chemicals in flavors that are in our everyday foods as explained in Fast Food Nation. An in the text to Build a Fire which shows you how a person can be so idealistic they don 't see the reality that 's right in front, risky their own life.
True happiness cannot be manufactured through artificial means. In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, artificial happiness is used as a means of control over the world state through the use of “soma”. Citizens use this drug regularly as a form of artificial happiness to satisfy their superficial need for pleasure hence keeping them controlled, satisfied and ignorant. Considering this, they lack passions in both love and personal interest. Furthermore, they lack endeavors and are thus bound to their everyday lives.
Literature is where one could go to explore the highest and lowest points of human society, find the absolute truth, and support it using personal experiences and knowledge. Such is the case with writer Upton Sinclair, who grew up experiencing both sides of wealth and class divisions. By reflecting on his experiences with class division, Upton Sinclair’s exposé not only sheds light on the fight for workers rights but also incorporates a Socialist philosophy. Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 20, 1878. From birth Sinclair was exposed to dichotomies that would have an effect on his young mind and his thinking in later life (“Upton”).
As a child you dream about the multiplicity impossible things that you want to achieve ,but as you grow, you realize the dream you had can’t touch your fingertips no matter how far you reach;therefore,you should dream big because of the things you achieve trying to get to your goal. Numerous times people will tell you your idea is impossible because of how insane it sounds ,but nothing is impossible. For example, Alexander Hamilton wants to go to Kingston 's college on a scholarship at an extremely young age so,he had innumerable people tell him he was being idiotic but with the help of Mr.Burr he obtained the scholarship. After he did that ,he joined the revolution and,with his new found knowledge, he became an important part of the government and the results of that was he went down in history. Hamilton 's dream sounded deranged at that time ;however,he didn’t cease making an effort and became an important part of American
In our world, people who are born different from other people are almost always treated differently from those who are “normal”. Nearly every person that is treated differently is treated in a more negative way than they would be if they fit in with other people. This is a terrible and insensible trend that has caused years of suffering throughout human history. Because of unimportant and miniscule discrepancies, such as race, we have decided to put up walls between cultures and make ourselves narrow-minded and un-open to new ideas. The reality that discrimination is universal has lead to discrimination becoming a popular theme in literature and other forms of entertainment.
Langston Hughes is a well know poet, Hughes is recognize for being able to portray the hardships and lifestyles of black folks during the early nineteen hundreds. Born in Jolpin, Missouri in 1902, Hughes was nurture by a lawyer and a teacher. In 1929, Hughes graduated from Lincoln University. Throughout Hughes lifespan he was able to publish several poems, two dozen plays, and founded three theaters in Harlem, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Lives of Immigrants During the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution lead to a huge increase in the number of people immigrating to America to start fresh and work for enormous wealth and success. This American Dream was the dream of many immigrants, but it was often crushed shortly after their arrival. Alcohol, poverty, and people in positions of authority caused a lot of problems for these immigrants, but very little was done to help them. Alcohol was usually more of a self-inflicted issue, but there were some cases of alcohol being snuck into substances like medications that shouldn’t have alcohol.