The Role Of The American Dream In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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The American Dream was thought of to be open and accessible to everyone who came to the United States. However, this idea was proven to be a lie in the novel by Upton Sinclair ‘The Jungle.’ The main character, Jurgis, came to America hoping to live a good life with his family but that idea was soon destroyed because he got injured at work by slipping on blood and injuring his ankle. Later, after getting out of jail he finds out that someone else is in his home. The realization that his family could not live without money hit him hard. And after that, his wife had complications with her pregnancy but was forced to go back to work anyway which led to her getting sick and eventually led to her death. The American dream at that point had completely

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