The book is undoubtedly most known for exposing the meat industry as endangering the American populace, bringing food inspection to the “forefront of American consciousness”, and leading to the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act (Lerner). This is undoubtedly noteworthy- after all, it is the first exposé on the food industry and the well-deserved reason why the novel is so frequently mentioned in history textbooks. However, the true purpose of The Jungle is to serve as a “round of ammunition in the battle for social justice” and advocate the use of “individual progress put to use for the common good”, making it an important criticism of capitalism and a part of the Progressive Era (Napierkowski & Stanley). Because it exposes injustices which America has yet to remedy, there is relevancy to the text and, therefore, a need to read it in classrooms. The reformist nature of the times is effectively captured through Sinclair’s descriptions of the meatpacking industry and its unfair treatment of workers in a dramatized way that differentiates it from other muckraker texts (Bielakowski).
Upton Sinclair is the author of the book The Jungle. The Jungle was written to tell the public about the conditions of workplaces, particularly in the meat packing industries. Sinclair used graphic words to describe the rotten, nasty, and contaminated meat. As History.com (2016) states, the thought of what their food was going through hit the public hard in the stomach, but that was not the impact that Sinclair had in mind. History.com (2016) came to this conclusion becasue the information recieved from the book.
“But Sam Sing never entered our house.” (8), you should always help another person, especially if they are the ONLY other family in town sharing your ethnicity. Sams unfriendliness towards others kept his focus on his goal but turned him into an unlikeable character. Although in the short story, Sams character is odd, tough and distant but he is successful in the goal of getting rich and adjust his sons financial mindset into his. Through the need of buying a new coat, Sam is sure that his sons are capable of being financial dependable. Along with a successful business, Sams goal is fully completed and knows that he have passed on his financial legacy.
Volkovoi calls the prisoners “slobs” and has been known to hit them, for example, and Shukhov is also called a slob, and a pig on page 11 when he washes the floor. On the next page, a guard says that the zeks “are not worth the bread that we give them”. This shows the disrespect the prisoners are submitted to. This kind of mistreatment would have had a psychological effect on both the guards and the men; vocalizing such distaste would strengthen the guards’ low view of the prisoners, and at the same time wear down the zeks into accepting that as their place, after hearing it so many times. This bad treatment strengthens the theme of dehumanization by creating this given belief of the zeks as worthless.
Primarily, Ralph is the one who keeps the boys from becoming savages by being civilized, but he doesn’t hunt and mistreats the people who voted for him. Intellectually, Piggy is the best in the island as he uses scientific inquiry such as constructing a sundial to keep track of time, but his weight problems and eyesight problems make him have a great disadvantage from Ralph and Jack, who are strong and tall. Simon could be one of the best leaders since he cares about everyone and is fair, but his inability to communicate clearly makes him a bad leader. Furthermore, Jack’s ruling style is like a dictator such as Idi Amin and Pol Pot. Lastly, Jack is the perfect leader as he provides protection, food, and asserts his rule representing whom the boss is.
Written as an indirect attack at the labor industry, the real driving force behind the popularity of the novel was that many readers could not fathom the truth behind the meat industry. Which means, rather than seeing change in labor rights, many people instead fixated on his vivid descriptions of meat packing in the text. Sinclair embodied such descriptions of rotten meat, toxic chemicals, dirt, sawdust and even rat droppings, that consumers across the nation could not believe was actually being sold in stores and butcher shops. The story initially begins with a Lithuanian couple who have moved to Chicago in search for a better life. Following the wedding of the two, the main character in the novel, Jurgis, pursues a job at the stockyards of Chicago.
In the book, Animal Farm written by George Orwell is about how animals are rebelling against an important cause to them, animalism. Their leader, Napoleon, is a controlling pig that made himself the “leader” of the farm and what he says is how it goes like in the Russian Revolution. Orwell said, “if the other [people] had the sense to put their food down then it would be all right.” Like Mao Zedong, Napoleon and Joseph Stalin, who are all very similar, did not acknowledge or accept negativity from the animals they only accepted suitable words and worthy ideas. Along with Animal Farm, some of the people treasured the leader and other individuals loathed him. Mao Zedong is similar to Napoleon in Animal Farm because they were both very controlling and had little free speech.
Poe expresses clearly that Montresor not only wanted Fortunato to suffer but to know why he was suffering in every step of the process. Although this is to lure his victim to his untimely fate, Fortunato goes to his death with much ignorance and thereby joy. Poe’s writing for Fortunato is far more grave than that of the old man. One doesn’t appreciate the death as much because of how deadly of a game he is playing into. From a readers perspective, Fortunato walking down to the cellar is like watching a lamb walk into a wolf den; wholly unsuspecting of their outright fate both are set to be slaughtered from their very arrival.
Even though work was a very significant part of each persons life, it was not shown as a main focus for any of the characters. It seemed that all that mattered was having money and being one of the elite members of the community. Money earned from work, legal or not, was mainly used to live a luxurious life, while holding a reputation. Fitzgerald makes it seem as if the rich were only meant to live in order to experience the luxuries of life. In comparison to Gatsby, the pleasure and luxury Nick receives is not much, however the majority of people wish to be as high in society as him.
They also see him as a burden and a unwanted responsibility. They look down upon him and pity him but do nothing. In “Out, Out” the saw is personified into a live animal. The poem echoes snarled and rattled to give life to the saw and foreshadows the tragedy which happens later. The poems explain that although we have evolved quite a lot we still have a savage nature remaining inside us
However, animal activists shouldn’t be the only people concerned about this issue. Any carnivorous human taking part in the consumption of these slaughterhouse animals may want to know more about it as well. Animal activists, while presumably solely concerned with the comfort and well being of the animal, have provided a window into the world of slaughterhouses, and have, inadvertently or not, revealed a truth: The inhumane treatment and virtual torturous living environment of animals in slaughterhouses not only hurts the animal, but the humans who eat them as well. While the green fields and pretty red barns on the