The Jungle Rhetorical Analysis

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Sinclair perceived insensibility as a blessing in a time where life was hard and people had to work a lot. From reading this passage, I believe that insensibility is not a blessing because people need to be able to able to be emotionally affected. In my essay I will be discussing the uses of insensibility in the story with linking it to how it goes with my beliefs on how Sinclair portrayed this as a blessing. The definition of insensibility is the inability to be moved emotionally by something or it could be the inability to feel emotionally. In chapter fourteen of The Jungle, Sinclair explicitly uses the word when he mentions that the only “mercy” of Elzbieta’s job was having insensibility. By saying that this is a mercy, means that Elzbieta’s

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