The Jungle Symbolism Analysis

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Symbolism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair’s, “The Jungle”, is a revolutionary piece of literature. The tell-all exposé actually caused the United States, in 1906 to start monitoring the meatpacking industry closer, for the safety of the country’s inhabitants. Sinclair didn’t think it was just to be selling bad meat to fellow Americans. This story, since it is journalism, it doesn’t actually have much symbolism, but the three ideas I’ve decided to discuss are: the title itself, Packingtown, and the meat.

The Title: The Jungle, is a major key to the story. It is symbolizing capitalism, a big role in the classic piece. Big businesses had just started profiting majorly in this time period, since there was more of a laissez-faire

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