The Jungle By Upton Sinclair: Summary

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Summary: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair begins with Jurgis’s and Ona’s wedding day at Chicago’s meat packing building. The beginning of the book is based on flashbacks for the couple, such as from when they meet in Lithuania to deciding to move to the United States in hopes of a better life. Not only does the newly wed couple decide to go but other family members decide to go too. Once they arrive to Chicago they realize that America is not exactly how they envisioned it to be. Not long after hunting for a job they all finally find one. However, not long after one of their family members dies and the others become unemployed, therefore making it very difficult for them to make ends meet. They think things have turned for them once they’re…show more content…
He ultimately becomes a criminal with an old friend from prison. He however gets back up on his feet and gets a job at a meatpacking plant, and makes a steady life for himself. Of course that doesn’t last long though, he relapses once he see’s Ona’s boss again. He attacks him again and he end up paying all his saved up money to bail himself out of jail. He goes to a conference where there is this speaker who motivates him to get involved in the society, and he does just that. He once again has hope for providing a better future for…show more content…
Many people come to America with the dream of finding a good job and providing a better future for themselves and their family. But they don’t think of all the hardships they’ll be facing. Everything is completely different from where they came from. For instance, in the book they moved to Chicago from Lithuania and they struggled to live here because everything was so different from what they know, and that’s why they find it so difficult to be successful. The way they envisioned America to be was not the reality of
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